Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m having a hard time, so I’m looking for some reassurance I suppose. I was diagnosed with cancer in March. I have been through treatment and up until yesterday I had really long hair (I started growing it out 2 years ago). I have always pictured having long hair for my wedding. With my second round of chemo my hair is going to start falling out (it should be anyday now) so yesterday I shaved my head and donated all of my hair. My wedding isn’t until next July so I know I have plenty of time for my hair to grow out some but I am wondering if there are any bees out there that lost their hair before their wedding and what they did. Did you rock a short do? Did you get extensions or wear a wig? Any advice/ reassurance would be wonderful!!
Post # 3
Aww honey I’m so sorry you are going through this!! I have never lost my hair or had cancer, but I did grow out my hair and cut off 9 inches to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths 3 times because things like that break my heart.
You will look beautiful on your wedding day no matter what!
Post # 4
So sorry about the diagnosis! But it is super awesome of you to donate your hair. I do it every couple years. I haven’t had cancer, but my mom did and wig shopping was absolutely awesome. You can literally get almost anything you could imagine. So have fun with it. Even wanted to be a blonde? Or a redhead? Or go crazy with blue hair? Try a pixie or long luxurious curls? Try it all. Have fun with it. And don’t worry about the wedding a year away. Whether you decide to go with natural short or supplement with a wig or extensions – you’ll be a beautiful bride and it’ll be so special to marry someone who has stood by you through your illness.
Post # 5
@DIYBrideToBe: First, I want to send you some happy healthy thoughts!!! I can only imagine how hard this is on you! I found some really cute short hair brides, you can definitely rock it!
Post # 6
@DIYBrideToBe: I’d find some pictures of cute hair styles that are short to be comfortable as you regrow your hair. But in the mean time, you might consider making a trip to Over My Head in Columbus. It’s a wig shop that is owned by a cancer survivor and they may be able to provide you with assistance that a regular wig shop might not be able to. I know it’s a couple hours from Canton, but I’d at least check out their website.
Post # 7
My aunt just naturally has lost hair and is almost on the verge of balding. She is getting remarried in september and has bought a wig for it, nobody really cares if it’s a wig because we’re just happy she gets to feel beautiful.
& at least you have time for your hair to grow some naturally! If I were you I’d take vitamins that promote hair/nail growth and eat lots of fruits/veggies, healthy eating promotes hair growth too I think.
Work with what you’ve got and rock something short! 🙂 (I’m not sure how long it will grow in a year) But these styles are cute:
Post # 8
Best wishes for easy and successful treatment!
Post # 9
How long is your cancer treatment?
My fiance has been going through chemo the past 6 months and I know he is going through a hard time with not having his hair for our wedding (he had kinda long hair) so I can only imagine what it would be like for a girl. I know there is a girl on the internet who has tracked her hair growth after chemo ended. Maybe you can use that as a guide to what your hair will look like after your treatment.
Also, I just want to let you know that it may take some time for your hair to grow in as thick you might want if you choose to rock a short do. My fiance is 3 weeks and two days past his last chemo treatment and his hair is beginning to come back but much thinner/softer… I know it will eventually reach it’s full thickness but I don’t want you to be disappointed if it doesn’t reach what you think it will. It just takes time.
Anyways, I will say a prayer for you, the Cancer journey takes tremendous courage and strength…and lots of support and love. Prayers for your fiance as well, it’s difficult being a caregiver too. Lots of blessings to you both! 🙂
Post # 10
If you picture yourself with long hair then go for it, you only need a little growth to add clip on extensions too. Hugs – I’m sorry you’re going through this xxxx
Post # 11
*hugs tight* You’ll look beautiful!
Hehe, have you thought of a mohawk? =P only marginally kidding! Take a look!
Post # 12
@DIYBrideToBe: You are awesome to donate your hair.
I hope all goes well with your treatment.
I am sure that you can rock the heck outta a short style. If you need to wig it (if you want LONG hair on the day), these days they are glorious, and no one would be able to tell the difference anyway.
Post # 13
Thanks ladies for all the well wishes and prayers! But mostly thank you for the reassurance and ideas! I love all the pictures of the short hairstyles! I think that I will just have to research short hairstyles. Then I will see how long my hair is closer to the wedding to really decide what I want to do! I knew I could count on your help.
Post # 14
My dad shaved his head yesterday thanks to the beginning of some very very nasty chemo. I have worn my hair short for years and it suits me so here is a picture of myself on my wedding day with my rocking fascinator. I know the hospital where my dad is has an incredible wig shop so I say both are great options and its all about what works for you.
Post # 15
@DIYBrideToBe: I am not yet a bride but I went through chemo treatment last year (shaved my head at the end of June) so I’m thinking (depending on your chemo of course) that your hair might be about the length mine is at the time of your wedding. I would be happy to show you the length, if you want just PM me 🙂 The longest part is right at the top of my shoulders and if I were going to get married this year instead of next, I’d probably rock a short ‘do. It is long enough that a skilled hair person (aka not me) could probably even get it to go part way up.
Best wishes to you in your continued treatment, I know it is extremely difficult 🙁
Post # 16
@HelleCat: I had a mohawk for my wedding
OP, there are lots of gorgeous hairstyles for short haired brides, but if you have always dreamed of having long hair on your wedding day I am sure a wig would look great on you as well. We took my mother to a wig shop similar to what a PP mentioned (run by a cancer charity/cancer survivor) and picked out a flattering style similar to her everyday ‘do. No matter what I am sure you will be a beautiful bride!