My name is Raynelle (pnk_roses) on IG. I have worn my hair bald for 11 and a half years. When I was 22, I worked with a young lady who had a short hair cut and I thought she looked beautiful! I told her that I had worn my hair short in the past like Halle Berry or Nia Long, but was scared to go lower bc I didn't know how I would look. Well, she encouraged me to cut it and I went home, stared myself in the mirror and eventually I saw myself with a bald cut looking like my brother lol. People think he and I are twins and so I said, what the heck, if I dont like it, it's just hair it will grow back! That weekend I cut my hair and 11 and half years later, I'm still bald. I get a dark Cesar in the winter and a low Cesar in the summer.
The choice of what type of cesar I get changed for me recently. On October 19th, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and thyroid cancer a month later. I am on week 8 of my chemo and 4 weeks ago I noticed some little puss bumps in my head, so I decided to cut it at a low cesar to avoid further irritation. About a week later, I started noticing hair on my pillow and hair thinning and I started to feel sad bc I didn't have a choice in the matter of going lower than usual. My hair has not grown much in 3 weeks. I still have a low cesar and under normal circumstances, by now I would of had a bush! It's ok;) I wear hats to keep warm, but I don't hide my thinning low cesar. It's apart of my journey. In about 6 weeks I will start a stronger chemo which will make my Hair fall out completely and even then I don't think I will wear a wig or a scarf or hat to hide, just keep warm while I'm outside.
People still compliment me on my "haircut" unaware that I have cancer and going through chemo.
I still feel beautiful. I am beautiful. I am not defined by my Hair, and it doesn't make me who I am as a person.
#baldisbeautiful #embraceit #letyourbeautyshine