Hair struggles

April 30th is Hairstylist Appreciation Day. It’s the perfect time to write about hair struggles.

I recently lost my hairstylist due to her starting a family. I’m really happy for her.

I’ve been flirting with the idea of cutting my hair. The issue is that I’ve always had long hair and I love it. Why cut it then?

For one, I have sleep apnea and use a CPAC machine. The machine has been my hair knot and with my Fibromyalgia, I am unable to brush my hair or style my hair on my own. I don’t even have enough strength to dry my hair. I constantly need help. Because of the knots, I am losing a lot of hair. It’s quite impressive and scary at the same time.

Part of me is attracted to the idea of a shorter hairstyle that wouldn’t get so much knots, but my hair is baby fine. I’m afraid I would look horrible. I also don’t want to look like my mom and grandmother either.

Part of feeling better is feeling good in one’s skin. This can be a struggle when one has thyroid and other chronic illness issues. I don’t want to add to the struggle.

Has anyone gone through this? What kind of hairstyle can someone with fine baby hair hope for?


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