The 3rd February marked 6 months since I shaved all of my hair off for charity. In case you missed it, I shaved all my hair off for Macmillan Cancer Supports 'Brave The Shave'. I managed to raise £400 (thank you) for such great cause and something that is dear to my heart.
I thought I would give you a little update on how my hair is doing. Some months I don't really feel like my hair has grown an awful lot, but other months I feel like my hair had a growth spurt. It's really strange seeing how your hair grows back from nothing, and is also interesting to see how much your hair actually grows. Some people have said that my hair looks like it's grown really quickly while others say that it should be longer now that I've reached 6 months. I read *somewhere* that your hair only grows 4 inches a year. At the moment mines probably just over 2 inches so I can kind of believe it.
Looking at these comparison photos that I took back in august compared to this month, I don't even feel like I look the same! I mean, apart from losing my tan and wearing make up in the second one, I feel like the hair has made me look different too. I don't know I'm probably not explaining it right, but you know when you get a hair cut and you feel like a different person, or when you try on a wig or something and look totally different? That's what I mean.
I'm excited to see what my hair will look like in another 6 months time. I'm guessing I'll have a short bob rather than this sort of pixie cut look. I'm letting it grow out for a full year to see how much it actually grows - and to help my hair regain its health back after I spent a year bleaching it white!
It's already so healthy and it feels thicker than it used to which is good. Will I keep my hair short or keep growing it out after the year? The real answer is that I don't know. I like having short hair, and my hair this length is the sort of length I've always wanted as it's so easy to work with, but before I shaved all my hair off I was trying to grow it out for the longest time ever and I feel like all of that time has been wasted now. Both short and long hair has it's good and bad points so I guess we'll find out together.
Will I ever shave all of my hair off again? Yes.
If you have any questions on this experience just let me know either here or my twitter @callierose92