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Dianne Austin
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Dianne Austin

Dianne is the co-founder of Natural Haircare News and Coils To Locs.com. She's been blogging about natural hair ever since she made the decision to break free of the creamy crack in 2012.
Dianne Austin
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Me and my hair – 1 year ago

Me and my hair – 1 year ago

As I shared in an earlier post,  Cancer, Chemo, and Hair Loss: One Naturalista’s Journey, due to chemotherapy treatments, I’ve reached the point where I’ve lost all of my natural hair.

There was no turning back for me when I took the plunge and transitioned from relaxers to natural hair over three years ago and it was quite the journey.  You can imagine my shock to learn that I had cancer and that I would lose all of my hair from treatments employed to kill those nasty cancer cells.

In the scheme of things, losing hair is not a big deal when you think about the alternative.  I recognize this yet, I’m human and I loved my thick, kinky hair!  Talking about my experience is in many ways therapeutic.  Each person’s cancer journey is different, but I decided that I wanted to share my personal pilgrimage with others who may possibly find some benefit in learning about my experience as they take their own journey.

This is the first in a series of videos where I share the start of my chemotherapy treatment, (this video is pre-hair loss), and how this has impacted my natural hair journey. I encourage you to subscribe to my new YouTube channel to share this journey with me.

Author: Dianne

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