Inspired by the #100HappyDays trend, in February I put a little bald spin on the game and took part in my very own #100HairFreeDays challenge, or as I’d like to call it – ‘The Silver-Lining Game’. For 100 days straight, I posted one benefit of losing my hair (which was more than a little difficult!). Initially, I wasn’t sure I’d manage to find 100, but with the help of some of my fellow baldies, I actually realised that there are so many advantages to having no hair!
Here are my personal favourites:
#100HairFreeDays No hair is perfect ventilation on hot days - a great way to let out some excess heat! #ToldYouTheyWereObscure— PrettyBald (@PrettyBald) March 6, 2015
#100HairFreeDays means I got to take part in a magazine photoshoot with @CosmopolitanUK, all about #bodyconfidence http://t.co/8UtaCkNQCW— PrettyBald (@PrettyBald) March 16, 2015
#100HairFreeDays no more sweaty betty hair at the gym! Sign of a good workout, but not so hot once you've left!— PrettyBald (@PrettyBald) April 4, 2015
#100HairFreeDays No hair makes you more aerodynamic which will shave half a second off your winning swim time ;-)— PrettyBald (@PrettyBald) April 7, 2015
Losing my hair for the first time was devastating and I felt so alone as I didn’t know anyone who had been through it. I struggled to cope with the emotional and psychological impacts of hairloss because let’s face it, how do you handle losing something which seems so much a part of your identity? For me, the Silver Lining Game was just one technique that got me back on track and was a huge part of ‘accepting’ my condition.
You can check out my #100hairfreedays on my Twitter which is @PrettyBald or search ‘#100hairfreedays’ on my blog as I did a quick round up each week and also collated them in one safe place.