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Pull My Hair

Posted by terrepruitt on September 4, 2014

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, You may have read my post regarding my Home Gym Machine (click here to go there).   It is great, but it takes up a lot of room.  When our cat died this year I decided to use some of the space that was hers for my machine.  You may also know, if you have read a few of my blog posts that my mom died this year.  You may have figured out that she was sick for a bit.  She had a couple of cancers and with the second one that took over a year to diagnose, her prescribed treatment was chemotherapy.  She opted to do it.  One of her first shared thoughts was that she would lose her hair.  She had very thin hair, but she did all she could to make it pretty.  And she succeed.  She wasn’t much to discuss things like dying and how she really felt about her illness so I don’t know for certain, but I think her focus on her hair was a way of distracting herself.  In addition to her looking at wigs and we looked at things that could cover her head.  What does that have to do with they BodyShop . . . the name of the Total Gym like machine?  Well, I learned a valuable lesson.  Even though my hair is short, cover it up because the pulleys will do exactly that —- PULL.  My hair, that is.  The pulleys pull my hair.  So I have to cover it.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, My mom didn’t lose all her hair.  It started to fall out and get more thin, but she died before she lost all of it.  But she never used her Buffs that we bought her.  Now I use them.  I keep one hanging over the foot board of my machine (you may have seen it in the picture on the Home Gym Machine post.  So I just slip it on when before I get on.  It makes me hot.  I don’t like things on my head.  But I like my hair getting ripped out of my head even less.

I am glad I am getting use out of the hair cover ups.  And I am happy I am not getting my hair pulled out by the pulleys.  Weird things that come from death.

I keep my hair short because it looks better drying on its own after a Nia class, than if I had long hair.  (My hair gets very wet when I teach).  My hair isn’t really long enough to “put up”.  As you can see from the little picture.  I certainly didn’t think it was long enough to be pulled.  It could be that it is not really getting caught up in the pulleys as the pulleys are pulling it.  Whether it be against the bar or the back rest.  I don’t know because I am unable to see, but I certainly feel the pull and, “No thanks.”

So the point of this post is to share with you before you pull your hair out.  Cover up your hair.

Have you ever had your hair pulled by a machine?  Do you put your hair up?  Do you cover your hair?

 

4 Responses to “Pull My Hair”

  1. Ouch! Short or long pulled hair hurts! I may have to get a hair buff soon. My hair (my long hair) is falling out. I hate washing and brushing it as it comes out in clumps. I have no idea what is causing it. I take Biotin and have always had super thick hair. Now, it is much thinner! I am due back to my thyroid doc. Maybe something to do with that… I like your buffs and your cute, short hair. Glad you are protecting it from the evil machine. 🙂

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    • Wow! Angelia, that sounds serious. It comes out in clumps? Oh! Poor thing. I hope you find the cause of it.

      I like the hair buffs too. I never would have bought them for myself, but now that I have them I use them and it is better than a ponytail or just pulling it back and away from the face because the material protects the hair from catching on anything.

      My hair is short out of necessity. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting. Hugs to you!

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  2. Sonja said

    Oh yes, I know about the hair pulling. But it was my Hose reel, my vacuum cleaner because it is a backpack style unit, lean down and it gets into things. I was waiting til it was the middle of my back, then I cut it all off short. You saw it again short last weekend. I saved it. When I went to the hair salon, the girl said how nice it was and she was sad to tat the sheers to it. I pony’d it and saved it. A memento, or if I get cancer, I’ll dangle the pony off my hat. I think it is very practical for you to re-purpose your mom’s caps and you get to think of her in a fond way every time you put it on. Those are the gifts of reusing inherited items!

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