Actress Selma Blair Debuts Fierce New Look Following Chemo Treatments

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Selma Blair shares new hair after chemo treatment
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Multiple Sclerosis had no idea who they were picking on when they started picking on actress Selma Blair. This woman is a warrior.

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And her toughness and her tenacity and her confidence all came flooding out in a recent Instagram post where she showed off her new hairstyle as a result of her chemo treatments and stem cell transplant to treat her disease.

“So I will leave it short and grey, something I have never before wanted to do,” she said in the Instagram post on Monday (Nov. 4.) “I equated it with giving up. And maybe giving up long, brown hair, complete with time consuming and expensive highlights and lowlights isn’t necessarily a give up. Give in. Embrace. Sure. I’ll try it.”

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For those few interested at an in depth look at hair growth ,post chemotherapy for #hsct. I cut my hair short to transition myself and my son for impending baldness. Easy. Baldness came. I didn’t shave head to that end. Of course it fell out. Shiny. Pale dome. Nice enough. It took two months to begin regrowth And it came in fine and pale and very sparse. I shaved it. It looked too sad. For me. I let it grow back. It was patchy in color and I felt like dying it brown. Ridiculous! I really only succeeded in dying my scalp. After a week, I buzzed shorter with clippers and a few weeks later, here we are 🙌. A thinnish, patchy charcoal head. I will see how a pixie grows in. Or I will buzz again. It seems to be too much to have long hair again. So I will leave it short and grey, something I have never before wanted to do. I equated it with giving up. And maybe giving up long, brown hair, complete with time consuming and expensive highlights and lowlights isn’t necessarily a give up. Give in. Embrace. Sure. I’ll try it. Unless…some fancy pants company with a thick checkbook wants to entice me out of dye retirement. Then I will sing about the glories of processed hair! I certainly will. So, until that wished for day, enjoy the head 💋 #buzzed #saltandpepperhair #showingmyroots #thecomeback

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The 47-year-old also informed fans of the journey it has been when it came to her hair and her growing pixie cut.

“I cut my hair short to transition myself and my son for impending baldness,” she wrote. “Easy. Baldness came. I didn’t shave head to that end. Of course it fell out. Shiny. Pale dome. Nice enough. It took two months to begin regrowth and it came in fine and pale and very sparse. I shaved it. It looked too sad. For me. I let it grow back. It was patchy in color and I felt like dying it brown. Ridiculous! I really only succeeded in dying my scalp. After a week, I buzzed shorter with clippers and a few weeks later, here we are 🙌. A thinnish, patchy charcoal head.”

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Just last month, Blair spoke out about going through the aggressive chemo treatments and how it scared her.

“I had no intention of doing it, I was like, I’m not ruining my body, what’s left of it. Why would I put this horrible drug, chemotherapy, in me? I don’t have cancer,” she said, according to People magazine, at the Time 100 Health Summit in New York City. “But I was kind of out of options and I was looking.”