Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's good, It's all good

OK. My hair is falling out. Those spaghetti straight golden tendrils that I used to twirl between my fingers when in thought, that I used to plop up on top of my head, held securely by a pencil, when it was hot. It’s all falling out! Breaking off in obscene places and just leaving my head. “Must be the stress” my girlfriend Sheila said. “It looks like you were ironing it and fell asleep” she added. Thanks, girlfriend! I do not iron my hair and when was the last time I "fell" asleep? I fight it, baby!

I first noticed it in July. Woke up one morning with this tuft of crimped hair just sort of static-like at the back of my crown. Damn! Did someone CUT a chunk of my hair while I was sleeping? And then, uggggh, it kind of spread. Like I was going for the bangs look all the way around my head . Check the chemicals in the pool. I must be baking out here in the lazy round river. No, no, it’s good.

Geez….what’s a girl to do?

In August I noticed that the blow dryer was spitting little electric flames out at my face, burning my earlobes.... and was overcome with relief….. Shhhhhwwwweewwww…. Close one! I’ve been frying it every morning and just didn’t realize it. Pitched the blow dryer and replaced it with a new “better” version….only blows cool air. Heal me, please.

Uh, no. It’s still falling out. Skinny fetched me hot oil treatments, ummm, to no avail. OK, it’s good. It’s sympathy pains. I’m sure that’s it. Our beautiful sib, Kimmilee is going through chemo and losing her hair in chunks. Like every thing else in our lives, we’re just doing it together. It’s good. I can do this. But, somehow, I know….. No…this isn’t it.

I wake up one night tossing and turning and there is Deja, my blue eyed wild child Siamese dancing in my bedhead hair, swatting up a storm! That’s it! She’s been thinning it all along and I’ve slept through it! But, no….I stayed awake for 7 nights in a row, and she never once again, offered to come and pull out my hair in my sleep. I even tried to bribe her.

So now it’s November. I’ve changed shampoos, pillowcases, chlorine, blow-dryers, brushes, and boyfriends.

I woke up this morning and it was fixed.

Must have been the boyfriend thing.


mist1 said...

My exboyfriend made my hair fall out in clumps.

Since the break up, my shower drain is back to normal.

skinnylittleblonde said...

LOL...I love it!
There...all better now!

Mel said...


When---IF I get done chuckling, I'll get around to commenting.


JustRun said...

Stress, definitely stress.

glorybe said...

I can't believe how true this is, for those of us who really love someone.

If it starts again, maybe you could see a doctor just to be sure. Please? As I was reading this, it was making me really worried. Thanks. :)

Fuzzylogic said...

LOL!I've been there,done that.Glad it's all right now!Spruce up your diet with some proteins and a good multivitamin!

vicci said...

Yes was the boyfriend!!!! Usually they drive you to PULL it out! Hope it's all better now!

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi:)kindly avoid hair dryer,it is bad for your hair.

singleton said...

mist1...You are so right! I finally get to take the plunger out of the shower.....

SLB...and you know I believe in fairytales...

mel...I'm laughing with you girl

justrun...yeah, I know. But that's the only constant in my life..

Glorybe...don't worry, it's all good

fuzzylogic...and to think I never ever thought it might be me! Im putting vitamins on the grocery list right now. Eeeeek!

Vicci....Maybe I was pulling it out! I couldn't stay up another 7 nights to watch myself!

The Great.... you are so wise!

photo blog girl said...

Nooooo! This is my secret nightmare. I feel like I'm always over-stressed (although I'm lucky enough to have a non-hair-loss-causing-boyfriend) and I've always thought this was an urban legend. I don't know what I'd do if my hair started falling out. How scary!

Anne said...

Deepak is wise, and has great hair! I had ulcer symptoms a few years ago and blamed my poor mother. Turns out when I got laid off from the job I had, the ulcer symptoms left right away. Sorry, Mom! :D Sorry I haven't been around so much, Singleton my dear. My computer is not feeling well, and I can't look at certain blogs on my phone. It's a memory issue. I'm at a library computer today... but I do think of you. :)

Orhan Kahn said...

Before I'd even gotten to the last line I laughed and thought it was a boyfriend thing. Us men can be so troubling even to ones hair.

singleton said...

PBG.... I'm living your nightmare!
Anne...your poor Mama!
Orhan....I should have just asked you first. Maybe then, I wouldn't have had to stay awake looking at the cats for so many nights! LOL!