Unfortunately we had to break the rule of before/after pics and had bad lighting for the 'after'

It was just a small gathering at our place, and Miss T had all the gear and expertise for shaving my head. Down to a number 1, as per my promise for raising over $3000! I think everyone was a little surprised that I wasn’t upset to have my hair removed – but I’ve had a while to get used to the idea, and I’m so so pleased with how generous everyone has been and how much I was able to raise, so it all feels very worth it.

Also, to be honest…. I actually don’t mind it. I usually cut my hair short (though not this short) in the summer, so my long hair was getting very annoying. I will miss it, but I won’t miss spending forever drying it, brushing it, cleaning up fallen hairs in the bathroom and constantly searching for hair ties to keep it up and out of my face. This shaven look isn’t a cut I would choose for myself, but I don’t think it looks too bad on me (I’ve had several people complimenting me on my aesthetically shaped head). Obviously it’s going to take some getting used to, but I think it’s a look I can work. Also – although I’m probably the squarest person ever – a woman shaving their head is definitely a very visible statement, so I’m feeling like a bit of a rebel!

I just want to give another HUGE thanks to everyone who sponsored and supported me – the final total is $3333.50, which is more than three times my original goal amount. Everyone has been extraordinarily generous, and I’m so  proud to have such wonderful friends :) If you haven’t sponsored and want to, I believe the page is still taking donations.


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7 comments on “Shaven!
  1. PC says:

    Chinese monk look enabled!

  2. elissa c says:

    you look stunning!

  3. Gary Barber says:

    In a way it looks good.. no seriously..

  4. Viktorija says:

    Hi Teresa, you look great! It’s pity I don’t have a job and I’m sponsored myself, otherwise I’d have gladly sponsored you for this great reason. But really thumbs up! Vik

  5. christine says:

    I think you are amazing and look beautiful, your caring personality shines through xxxx

  6. Paul B. says:

    My wife (before we were dating) shaved her head for St. Baldrick’s, and I opposed, saying I couldn’t donate because I loved her thick, curly hair. Turned out she looked fantastic (as you do), and I felt super guilty for holding out on a good cause because of my silly protest. We’ve donated every year since.

  7. Paul B says:

    Hello ChiGarden!
    I enjoy your blog loads! But, i must ask you to remove my comment from this article:

    I’d appreciate it!
    Keep up the good work!


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Heyo! I am Teresa Watts (oft known as Chisa), a graphic & web designer with a passion for all things creative. ChiGarden is my place to talk about my various projects, daily life and musings. There's a bit more info about me over here.

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