So… it’s DONE!

Published January 26, 2011 by sleepydumpling

Yes, I am a Baldy McBaldersons.  Have been for a few hours now and do you know what?  I like it!!  It feels amazing, particularly now that the numbness is subsiding (I was warned about initial numbness), it’s starting to get really sensitive.  And I’m told I rock the look pretty well.

I know, I know, you all want me to shut up and get to the photos.  Well… here goes!


So this is what I had to lose!


Chopped off the ponytail first. It took some hacking – it’s an inch thick at the pony band.


We did three runs with the clippers, because my hair is so thick. Started out with the 3 blade.


After the second pass over with the clippers. It felt like really expensive velvet.


Getting ready to hit it with the razor blades. This was the most weird feeling ever!


Notice my earrings? They say “LOL”. I thought they were apt for the day.


I bought a hat. I figured sun protection is going to be very, very important!

So… are you ready for the final result?

Are you sure?

Alright, here goes then…

There you have it.  Me, completely and totally bald!

It has been an AMAZING day, I felt so supported by the group of friends who came along to the little event I had, and strangely enough, I’m really happy with how it looks.  I was sure I was going to hate it, I even had some nightmares last night.  But now that it’s done and dusted, I love it.

I haven’t tallied up the donations yet but I think I might be rapidly approaching the $3000 mark.  I will spend some time tomorrow sorting that out, as I’m REALLY tired (it’s been a big day for this little fat heffalump) and ready to wind down for the night.

I want to thank all of you who have donated, cheered me on, shared positives about being bald, posted links, reblogged, retweeted and facebooked to help spread the word.  And I want to thank Kirk and Lyndy for being our hosts today, Kerri and Kylie for being my Pit Crew (and not butchering my head with sharp implements) and everyone else who turned up today to support me.

I will be leaving the channels for donations for the Cancer Council of Australia and Queensland Flood Appeal open for a week, as I still have people popping up donations.  And if you have yet to donate, don’t you think that bald head above deserves a donation?  Pretty please?

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36 comments on “So… it’s DONE!

  • Thank you for inviting me to be a part of it! It was a fab day for a couple of great causes, and I love the bald look on you! Glad you had a great day too :)

  • A few guys I knew in school shaved their heads. They usually commented on how sensitive their bald skulls were initially. Usually comparing them to certain other body parts at which point we girls would stop rubbing their heads… *laughs*

    A close female friend of mine chose to be bald for several years and loved it. Apparently there’s a community of bald people, voluntary and otherwise, on the net.

    What a great fundraising idea. You look so happy. Although I have to admit being envious of a 1″ thick ponytail.

    Oh! and as someone who has gotten a 2nd degree scalp burn (w/ hair admittedly) you’re 100% right about the sun protection.

  • EEEK!!!! I’M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! To look so vibrant even without your signature pink locks, is quite a feat!! You are such an inspiration :) xoxoxo

  • Squuueeeeeee!
    OMFG I was so worried about you doing this. So didn’t want that beautiful mane to disappear.

    But dang girl you look great.

    And for a fantastic cause.

    Once again Kath…absolutely terrific stuff.

    Remember you need to Slip Slop Slap on your head now!!! (well dont Slip a T-Shirt on your head, but you know what I mean!)

    (Is that Illaeria in the photos?)

    S xx

  • You rock the Baldy Mcbalderson look! I was very glad to be a part of the event, the photos are terrific! It was a magnificent effort on your part and how you embraced the idea and ran with it! Now I need to know how your pillow felt?

  • Go you! Been lurking and reading for a while now, and I have to admit I’ll miss the gorgeous pink hair – but you are totally rocking the bald look as well. Good on ya for your courage and style!

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