SisterLocks, Chemo Therapy, and Afro Wigs: A Hair Story

May 17, 2011  |  

When I was growing up my grandmother was always telling my sister and I that our hair was our beauty. This message was in direct contradiction to what my mother was telling us. “It’s just hair. You cut it. It grows back.” Thankfully my mother didn’t subscribe to her mother’s philosophy. If she had she might have come unglued when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008.

While my mother has said time and time again that her hair was never the thing about her; she still went through an ordeal when she lost it all. Listen to a conversation I had with my mom recently as she details her hair journey.

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  • This is a tragic and beautiful story. It's beautiful because this woman had to realize, the hard way that she's beautiful with hair or no hair. My clients would die if they suddenly loss their Sisterlocks.

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  • Ecce

    I love it!

  • L-Boogie

    I agree with Sharyn!

  • Sharyn Girlsjustwannahavefun

    Bald is better than some old funky wig…YOU look Wonderful. Play with some fun headbands and jewelry if you like but you look great!