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SoCS 5-14-22 Time for Hats

My summer look

Can we talk?

Its time again to address Linda G Hill’s stream of consciousness prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat.” Use it literally or metaphorically. Have fun!

It’s now summertime in Texas (ours starts early) and therefore, too hot for wigs. My hair is slow to fill in the super thin spots, so I wear a hat everywhere. The only time I wear a wig is for church.

Yes, I am very sensitive about my hair. I know I shouldn’t be, but my problem is hereditary and I have no idea if it can be reversed. I’m too self conscious to go without something on my head, and the Texas sun, I should be wearing a hat outside anyway, so I don’t see it as a problem, I just wish other hats besides ball caps looked as good on me. Dave says I have a tiny peanut head. 🤣

I worked at a cancer treatment facility for 15 years, I understand people who have a real reason to be sensitive about their hair loss. Yet, I can’t help the way I feel, because I’m still losing my hair, just for a different reason. I think it got worse when I was so stressed out through the hard, difficult process trying to find the best place for Dad before he passed away.

I keep it cut very short so that when I do occasionally get caught without a wig or hat, like when I’m in the pool, it still looks stylish. No one ever sees it really except David, who loves me unconditionally. I guess I should lighten up, I’m aware that covering my head makes it slower to grow in, but even when I try to fix it, I still can’t cover the thin spots. I know my kids and other family members would never say anything if they saw it, so why am I so uptight?

If you have any advice, share it. If you’re driven to say anything snarky, keep it under your hat. 😉


15 thoughts on “SoCS 5-14-22 Time for Hats

  1. I’m sorry you are having this issue. I’m way older than you and have thought my hair loss due to age. But maybe stress or dieting? I’m perplexed about it. I’ll follow this to see if someone has an answer. By the way, I’m wearing a ponytail.

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  2. My daughter’s mother-in-law got a wig recently. She had lost a lot of hair and was feeling very conscious about. She wears a wig when she goes out and is feeling good about it. As long as you are happy about wearing hats or a wig it is fine. Regards

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  3. I follow a twitter account where the lady purposefully shaved her head on 5/13/22 as a statement. She had been musing about it for a while and then finally went for it. I have thought of doing the same but now that I quit coloring it and the residual dye has grown out, I won’t. I wish I had something to offer that could help but alas, words fail me. You look adorable though. That picture of you and your catch is priceless.

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  4. You are beautiful!! Venturing out to church this morning wige-lesa is a huge step for you!! And I am proud that you took that hurdle hair on, lol! I know you did not want smart remarks, but I just have to formation point 🙂

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  5. rajkkhoja says:

    You don’t worry. When you going outside then you wearing cap,and when you going church wearing wing. It’s very nice . Some maney reason was hair loss.you don’t mind . I hope you doing well .

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  6. You look great! You look beautiful in the cap you’re wearing. I’ve had alopecia since I was 15 years old (the result of trauma when attacked). I was super conscience about it for decades but now I forget I even have it. I had a reaction to COVID immunisation, (apparently hair loss is one of the side effects) I lost my eyebrows and eyelashes, which is a blow but I think because I’m not at work and mixing so much with people, I’ve coped with yet another adjustment okay. There are days when it gets to me more than others. We’re allowed to feel whatever we want. I give myself this permission. Take care and enjoy your days however you choose to.

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    • Aww, thank you 😊
      I’m sorry you have that to deal with. Not sure mine is that or hereditary hair loss, or stress. It’s starting to fill in, now that I’m using a product I found on the internet!

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