I was reminded of this recently. It's been a while, and I realized again how sitting in those chairs for so long (since my hair was so thick and long) really makes my back sore for the rest of the night. The problem, in my opinion, is when they wash your hair. When I lean back in the chair, my back doesn't even touch it. Only my shoulder blades actually touch the chair because I can't slouch down into it. But that's not too much of a problem, as long as they are fast hair washers.
My first haircut after surgery was about a month and a half later. That was pretty painful. But I brought two pillows, and it really helped. Plus, my hair stylist new about my surgery, so she was very careful.
This time I donated my hair to Locks of Love. It always feels great to help others, whether it's blogging about scoliosis or donating hair.
Before and after. :)
I've also tried donating blood, but that didn't work out so well. It usually never does. I think I'll stick to donating my hair.