Growing Out Your Hair

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After my last round of chemo, I spent the next year growing out my hair for my wedding.  Then I spent the next 2 years growing out my hair even more.  I wanted hair as long as Rapunzel’s and I wanted it bad.

Three years after this…

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…I slowly started growing out my hair.  First it could be parted and spiked…

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Then worn as a chique pixie…

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Then trimmed up in a short, shag…

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…and eventually worn as a medium length cut.

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Finally my hair was as long as I wanted it…

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Growing out your hair from nothing (literally!) can be a chore and can definitely feel like it takes forever.  Embrace yourself and the world will embrace you 🙂  Many people talk about the “awkward” phases of growing out short hair.  I think the main thing is to just roll with the punches.  You might have to change the way you style your hair quite often as your locks grow out to your desired length.  There are a TON of internet places devoted to growing out pixie cuts (those oh so cute short hair dos)…though not all of them assume that you start from NO hair 😉  Start here, here, here, and an actual step-by-step guide here.