This time last year, I would probably have been stroking my head and trying to catch a reflection of my newly bald head.

Over the past year, I’ve been asked various questions about experiences with no hair, finding a new style, etc.  So I thought I’d write a few questions and answers.

Are you growing your hair long again?

No.  I much prefer short hair, it turns out.

Would you ever shave it all off again?

Yes.  The thought doesn’t really bother me, in fact it’s much easier having hair that short … except for the Velcro effect and feeling a need to wear more make up to feel more feminine.

Will you keep it blonde?

I keep saying no but have now had it bleached three times.  I don’t think of myself as being blonde but I do like that it blends nicely with my grey when it grows out.

Are you ok about realising your hair is a lot more grey than you thought?

No.  If it were all grey, I’d feel a bit happier but there is something very annoying about patchy grey.

How long did it take before you felt you had a hair style?

I first had it cut after four months.  I hadn’t liked it for up to two months prior to that as it was fluffy and uninspiring.  I wish I had cut it sooner, maybe after three months.  My second cut, three months after the first, was my favourite and the one I would like to have again.

I will put up a photo but all the ones I had taken today looked awful.  Clearly having a bad hair day.

A few days ago, I was thinking about 2014.  I know my hair shave was in 2013 but at the beginning of  2014 I was in the US then Mexico and, totally unexpectedly, the whole experience of raising sponsorship and shaving all my hair off and being in lots of different places with my bald then stubbly head has been a major highlight of 2014.

Apologies that this is a very dreary post.  I am currently overwhelmed with a house move but I wanted to write here on the one year date.  I like to think I will update this in the next week or so with a more eloquent post and a photograph.


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