FIRST HAIR COLOUR

Posted by belmckenna on 24 Nov 2013, 09:53AM

MARCH TO NOVEMBER 2013

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Hair

AnnaB's picture

Your hair looks great.  Did you use anything in particular as it started to grow?

QV GENTLE Wash

belmckenna's picture

I used QV GENTLE  Wash on my head for the last 6 months to save money.  Guess what it works fine.  It has been a perfect money saver, bought the big pump style for the shower, and thought, I have sensitive scalp, why not.  I had no dry scalp, no dandruff, it was great!

Hi Bel

Janey235's picture

Pretty Lady! It nice to see the progression of you looking happier and happier. Did you use a special type of dye? I have heard that an organic type is best.
Keep on smiling Bel
Juice Janey xxx

DELORENZO IS AUSTRALIAN

belmckenna's picture

PROFESSIONAL COLOUR BY DELORENZO IN A SALON.  SKIN TEST ONE WEEK BEFORE, MUST DO THE SKIN ALLERGY TEST.

Gorgeous

Robyn W's picture

You look so,so beautiful Bel.It is great to see the progression.I think these pics will give a lot of ladies great hope.Good on you.xoxoRobyn

JodieWall's picture

Bel...wow...You are amazing and so strong for taking step by step photos.

im in awe. You are beautiful.

I wish I had the courage to take photos like that WOW.

Jodie xx

IT WAS EASIER TO BE UPFRONT

belmckenna's picture

I just found it easier to be upfront with what was going on, because my husband and I live where there isnt any family or at that stage, friends.  So, I wanted every one to know what it was about, as an educational and honesty sytem.  It felt right for me, and when I did see every one, they felt as though they understood, and there was no awkward moment.  Nothing bothers me about having Cancer, or what happended.  I just thought this "I had no idea, so I bet they wont!"

Just gorgeous!

ChristineM's picture

Bel, you are beautiful and so brave to post photos like this! It broke my heart and I cried buckets, when my daughter lost her long, beautiful blonde hair! Since it has started to grow back, she has said "it was damn convenient and time saving, when I was bald you know Mum!" She accepted it much better than I did and bought several wigs and wore paper boy caps. Even now she grabs her hat before she leaves home,it's almost like an appendage of herself! Her hair now is quite dark, but just as thick as before. Chemo is awful with this particular side effect! I remember when the Oncologist was telling us what was going to happen and he blythely said "your hair will all fall out but that doesn't matter" I nearly ripped his throat out and said "It matters a lot to her mate!" He did apologise and agreed that he could have said that better. I guess they become so used to telling people the negatives that they forget that there is still a grieving person sitting there, while they mouth off! BUT all that said, she would look beautiful, no matter what in my eyes! Maybe one day they will have chemo that doesn't have the side effect of hair loss! Wouldn't that be great???!!!??

Oncologist are intelligent, not emotional

belmckenna's picture

People often say thoughtless things, and we are all emotionally volnerable at some point along the way.  I cried often, but never for long! (smile).  I had long hair too, and had been hairdressing most of my life, so was very attached to that hair.  I wore a wig, and then hat or cap for protection in hot weather.  It is so much easier when it is short, but, I still love long hair! 

magicmum's picture

Pretty girl ! You look fantastic !! Isn't it nice to have your own hair to wash - simple pleasure but wonderful.

much love

magicmum


belmckenna

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  • Name:  Mrs Belinda McKenna
  • Gender:  Female
  • Marital status:  Married
  • About:  20 years of hairdressing, then 5 years as a Pharmacy Assistant. Married for 6 years. Grindelwald TAS. 1 and half yrs. No children

My diagnosis

  • Breast cancer experience: 
    I have been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Diagnosis type: 
    Early Breast Cancer
  • Diagnosis date:  15/10/2012

Interests

  • Hobbies: 
    Craft activities, Fitness and sports, Reading
  • Breast cancer-related interests: 
    Impact on relationships, Rural and remote issues, Workplace and career

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