|This picture taken in July 2009 can double as the late September picture too, because I looked about the same.|
|September 2009, the light from the window illuminating the slightest specks of fluff covering my scalp. The long wait was over; my hair had finally stopped falling out. Now it had begun the journey of regrowth, one that is still continuing...|
I still didn't let anybody see my hair yet. I wore a lot of wig and some hat while in public (and I was a missionary, so public happened), and by November
But I still couldn't imagine the idea of letting people see me with my hair super short. I mean, I was a girl (am a girl) and had certain ideas of femininity that I actually wanted to uphold, because I'm oppressed like that. But finally the day came.
|I looked totally gangster.|
|January 2010, what a pretty boy. And what straight hair, too! It did not stay straight like that.|
|Still gangsta in March. |
Aha! It's been bugging me for a while because I couldn't figure out what I was wearing or what was going on, but then I figured out it was one of my cancer blankets (I collected them). I was wearing a blanket. Gangsta-ly.
|My hair continued growing, slowly but surely, which was awesome since my self-esteem seems inextricably tied to the length of my hair. By Kyra's wedding in April 2010, I was starting to be okay with it (as long as I didn't look at it from the back!).|
|Some weird things seemed to happen sometimes though. Can you believe I went out with it looking like that? This was in May.|
|See, this is cute! Maybe I should go back to having bangs, as illustrated in this October 2010 picture. My hair was finally long enough to do something with, which was super exciting.|
|February 2011 was the next time I had much of a picture taken of me. And obviously I took it of myself, in the mirror. I must've thought I looked classy in that outfit and my glasses and my hair so curly and getting long!|
|Long enough to put in a ponytail even! As long as I use two (one for the top, one for the bottom). This is how I did my hair for all of spring break, April 2011.|
Well, I hope you had fun indulging me and my nostalgia. Here's to many more months and years of hair growth!
Title text: "Drought" by Vienna Teng