Losing the hair was one thing. The odd assortment of characteristics it had growing back was quite another.
The first time it grew back it was fuzzy and thin. Kinda nice, actually. I’ve always had really thick hair, and with an intolerance to heat from an autonomic nervous system disorder, that wasn’t a great thing. That first new sprouting was sort of like a chinchilla’s butt, in texture and color. Not bad !
Then I lost my hair again, and what grew back was very, very strange. First was the color- it changed with the angle. It was either dark brown (normal) or a navy ship gray- depending on how I was facing someone. I was probably very nauseating to look at when I shook my head. The second issue was its defiance of gravity. It grew straight UP for about three inches, at which time it lilted over. Eventually it had to lie down, but it didn’t go down without a fight. Drove me nuts. It was like a chinchilla and porcupine got busy and dumped their mutant offspring off on my head.
Now, it still gets to some length and starts to bend. It’s not curly. It’s bent. The part in front of my ears just goes nuts, and looks like glue-on sideburns. That shake. And grow forward. Uh huh. Nobody told me about all of this. I knew it would be different. I wasn’t expecting it to have a life of its own.