Operation Family Final Trim


My daughter decided it was time for my final trim and I had to agree with her. My hair was thinning and shedding like an animal. This time my stylist daughter allowed her brother to take part. We even left a peice for my parents to cut. My sister tried to encourage me to keep the fake bang and do a comb over-NOT. I always wondered what my head would look like and now I know. It will take some getting use to but I am ready.

The affects from chemotherapy are definitely different for everyone.  Most women told me their hair fell out completely after the second treatment and the pattern for which it falls out is very different.  The process is very emotional for some but I encourage women to start making changes so it happens on their terms. I couldn't imagine waking up and finding my ponytail on the pillow.

Next step is to decide if I will wear a wig or just head coverings. What do you think?


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Philly based lifestyle, travel and wellness writer. Using her voice to help other busy women navigate life, staying relevant and stylish. Tomika loves exploring the sights and sounds of the city. She believes that life is an adventure and is often found using planes, trains and automobiles. Rarely will you find Tomika without her signature lipstick and/or a conversation starter shoe.

Welcome to my home on the web... I’m Tomika, the thought leader behind Life in Pumps. I love all things fashion, fun & travel! I’m a wife and mother of two very active teenagers. I'm a social butterfly and passionate about advocating for breast cancer disparities and the benefits of organics. Follow along as I believe life is more fun when you actually live it!

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