How Important Is Hair To You?

by Y on December 6, 2007

How Important Is Hair To You?Awhile back I was talking with my fiance about what I would be willing to give up or do to get my hair back, if only a genie would come along my way and grant me this twisted exchange. Just my own silly thoughts and I’m curious to know yours.

  • I’d run 20 miles every morning at 3:00am
  • I’d would give up my pinky toes for the return of my hair, do we really NEED those?
  • I’d eat liver 5x a day
  • I’d accept some skin pigment ailment on my legs, I’ve always preferred pants anyways.
  • I’d give up TV forever
  • I’d agree to dye my “new hair” pink for the rest of my life.
  • I’d run 2 of the 20 miles I was suppose to run completely nude πŸ™‚ okay maybe not everyday but for one day I could definitely make it happen. Although I’d probably be arrested, I’d have my hair back, yes!

All this is in jest and in fun, but really there is a lot I’d be willing to give up, swap or exchange or do to get my hair back. What about you?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

angela December 10, 2007 at 2:39 pm

Y, It’s funny bc I was just thinking about something similar a week ago. Our hair represents feminity and so do our breasts. Which would I rather have? I came to the conclusion that I would give up one breast in order to have my hair the way it once was. My bf thought I was insane, but it is a lot easier to face the world when it comes to something you are not constantly showing off everyday. Granted, bikinis wouldn’t look as nice, but I still think I could deal with that one better. Oh hairloss…


admin December 10, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Hi Angela, I have also had the breast/ hair debate with myself. I would give up both breasts to have all my hair back and accept the condition that I could never get implants. You are very right when you say it is a lot easier to face the world with your “condition” not constantly showing. Now I just need to know where I sign to complete the deal πŸ™‚


Mira December 12, 2007 at 1:46 am

Ladies, I beg to disagree. For me, what I look like in the eyes of the world is less important that what I look like to the people I love, especially my partner. I think it would be a lot easier to feel good about yourself in moments of intimacy with less hair than with no/fewer boobs! I think my partner is not that bothered about my hair loss but would definitely notice and be upset if I lost my breasts πŸ™‚


admin December 12, 2007 at 9:56 pm

Mira – I totally get what you are saying about feeling good during the intimate moments as opposed to what you look like to the rest of the world. The problem is hair loss has caused me so much distress and upset it is definitely given me a lower sex drive. I can’t be comfortable with myself during intimate moments because I’m always aware of my hair and how thin it feel etc that intimacy definitely suffers because of it. I think my fiance would just prefer I could be comfortable in my skin, happier, more relaxed and more free, that would just improve all areas of our relationship. If that meant hair and no boobs, I think he’d bid them farewell πŸ™‚ But I totally get what you are saying, its unfortunate that hair loss has caused me to have such crazy thoughts.

Lani – I did also do the whole I’d gain weight thing in exchange for my hair too. That and a million other things.


angela December 14, 2007 at 11:04 am

Yes, hairloss causes us to think crazy things… Y,I love how you said you would give up both breasts, no implants. I’m still on the fence with losing them both!

Mira, forgive me if I am remembering incorrectly, but I think it was you that was starting to incorporate meat into your diet again after having been a vegetarian for so long. I wanted to know how it was going for you, because I have been a vegetarian for 10 years, and since Thanksgiving I have been trying to eat a few bites of meat every other day. My body REALLY hates me right now. I got bloodwork taken yesterday to check my ferritin levels so I find out on Tuesday if I have low iron. Please let me know how you are adjusting and if you think it has/will be beneficial.


Mira December 17, 2007 at 2:06 am

Hi Angela,

Am not sure who said that, I’m afraid I missed that post. I have always been an avid meat eater and I think my hair loss is unikely to be related to my diet. I have classic androgenetic alopecia, my mum has severe hair loss and I’ve always known that it was an ineveitable thing for me. My hair is really thin on top now and my scalp clearly visible and I think it’s only a matter of time before I get myself a wig. However, am much better at coping with lack of hair than I was before, threw a pre-christmas party for over a 100 people on Saturday night, had a great time, felt beautiful and didn’t think of my hair even once!

Good luck with your blood work, I hope it is something to do with iron etc as that is so easy to sort out! Have fun over the festive period.


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