Video: Week 14 Hair Update: Shaving, Techno Trouble, Keepin’ it Real

Okay, WOW. There is so much to say about this week 14 video hair update but I fear my incoherent ramblings will only make it worse. Let’s just say that there was some shaving, techno trouble, keepin’ it real and… …OMGosh. I mean, really. I can’t recall ever before a time where I had so much trouble FILMING a video. Editing, compressing, uploading, etc. – sure. But never in the filming of it. Seriously. Now. I have to admit that 98% is more than likely my fault. The … Read more…

Week 13 Hair Update – No Video, Just Words

There was supposed to be a video today but THAT isn’t happening. No video, just words. Week 13 hair update. Yep. Here it is the new year and we are growing well and GOOD with this head of hair, I’ll tell ya. I’ll be showing you, too. I promise. I even did something crazy, too. I colored it. Yes. I broke down, gave in, and got out a box of hair color. I didn’t do it for any other reason than I was beginning to feel like I … Read more…

Video: Week 3 – No Shave, Just Some Shout Outs!

No Shave Just Some Shout Outs

No Shave Just Some Shout OutsI do sincerely hope there is no disappointment with this week 3 update. I probably should have told you, could have certainly told you – last week – that there would be no shave this week. But even without the shave, I’m giving shout outs and updating you on the growing out progress so far. Well worth the watch, I think. 😉 So. No shave, just some shout outs? Yah. Tis okay, though. I don’t want you to get bored with all of this. Either with the shaving nothing off when there is nothing to remove or with me just going on and on about whatever.

To that end, I promise to do my best to keep it interesting each week. If you could let me know if I start to suck in any one area OR if there’s anything you’d like to see or hear, that’d be swell, too. YAY! For now, let’s just see what’s happening in week 3, the update…

Week 3 – No Shave, Just Some Shout Outs!

Well now. That was fun. I am so thrilled by the response so far. And just incredibly blessed by the positivity flowing all around me. Thank you for that. I know I said it in the video but you have to know – it matters greatly to be supported in this way. I could thank you all year and it wouldn’t begin to express how grateful I am. You all ROCK!

Next week, I reckon there will be a bit more shaving, as my hair seems to be growing quite normally, so keeping it trimmed on the sides and back in essential for the current plan*. I’m still not inclined toward any sort of coloring; at any rate it’s still too short.

That’s about it for this week 3 update. Unless you have any fun and fab ideas for this head of mine; please feel free to share below.

~ Cheers

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing



*current plan: as I’ve said, I have a plan for growing it out but am open to ideas. Hit me up with yours and maybe we’ll switch directions. At this point, anything goes, really. And I would love to hear what you have in mind. YAY! And remember, sharing is caring!

Video: Week Two – One Guard Update

Week Two One Guard UpdateI’m so very nearly close to caught up that I might not know what to do with myself come the weekend. Shhhsh. Don’t tell the others. They will find more for me to do, I guarantee it… ANYway. Here we are with week two – one guard update and YAY, we are removing some hair on the back and sides. Yes, more than the little nubs from week one – one guard update. And it’s blending quite nicely, if I do say so myself.

And I do.

(Okay, I edited out the incessant going over and over and over the whole thing to make sure everything blended. You’re welcome 😉 )

Let’s have a look-see?

Week Two – One Guard Update:

And ooooh, this video is shorter than last week, too. YAY. I’m working on that, along with my editing skills. You all can help me out with that, as well. Tell me what you want to see. More hair stuff, less talking, more talking about hair stuff and more hair stuff, what? Let me know.

I’m getting some excellent feedback already and I’m so thrilled by that. I’m considering doing some Q&A type things along the way. Both for you and me. I do have other things I like to write about besides my hair but since we’re on the subject, there is plenty to talk about and write about.

For instance:

  • What’s the best shampoo/conditioner to use?
  • Best color – at home or in the salon?
  • Heat damaged hair treatments?
  • How often to you cut/color/straighten/perm your hair?
  • Where to find the best hair care products?
  • Shopping for hair care products on a budget?
  • Short hair or long – which do you prefer?
  • How to have salon hair without over paying…

…to name a few.

I have always been fascinated with hair, mine and yours; dipping back into it this way is wicked exciting. And please don’t hesitate to tell me what you’d like to know OR what you already know. I am always up for learning!

Time Spent

So who’s with me? Ready for a little hair school along this transformation; who knows what we’ll all discover while we’re at it. And stay tuned. Week three update is right around the corner, too. I will have that video up by mid-week next, but you should also know that I will be writing about non-hair related topics next week, as well. Boy HOWDY, I’ve got some goodies planned for all of us. YAY!

“See” you soon!

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing



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Video: 3 Parts – Shaving My Head Bald

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3 Parts Shaving My Head BaldThis here is where I ever so carefully (and with a bit more editing – you are welcome) broke the full length video into 3 different parts. 3 parts – shaving my head bald. For the folks who may prefer to skip the weepy girl and the cutting, and get right to the shaving. It’s completely up to you. Of COURSE I know there is fast forward, these days. I was just being nice…(and possibly a little OCD…)

So. What do you get with the following 3 videos?

  • Part 1 – Shaving My Head Bald: is the intro plus the scissor cuts!
  • Part 2 – Shaving My Head Bald: is shaving with a #4 and #2 guard!
  • Part 3 – Shaving My Head Bald: is shaving with no guard, the wrap up, and a little weepy end.

What? Have you not seen a San video where I am not laughing, crying, or saying “um”? Oh. Well. You need to catch up. Let’s get started.

Part I – Shaving My Head Bald

Part II – Shaving My Head Bald

Part III – Shaving My Head Bald

And there you have it. The full length, broken down into three delicious parts for you to view, however your wonderful heart desires!

Which is nothing compared to what is coming in just a little while – the super charged, super fast 3 minute version, set to some funky electro beat. Though, after watching Charlie Chaplin last night, I sorta wish I’d gone that way with the music. Oh well. I’m learning…

I do hope you enjoy these videos. Remember, this is a series and we are growing this hair out into some fabulous new style (to be determined, though I do have something in mind). I will be updating weekly – already have two updates and will schedule those for later this week so we are all caught up going forward. If you would like to stay informed, subscribe – right up there at the tippy top of this page. That way you’ll never miss a thing. And as we grow, you’ll have access to stuff that folks who don’t subscribe just won’t get right away! 😉 Not to leave anyone out, tis what it is…

~ Cheers

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing



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Video: Full Length – Shaving My Head Bald

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Full Length Shaving My Head BaldI am so excited to be bringing you the entire (minus several minutes of silliness and fluff – you’re welcome) full length video of me shaving my head bald. Though it took a couple weeks to get everything in order, once I get these initial videos posted, things will be a lot smoother going forward. Learning a new (to me) video editing program, finding out some ins and outs at Vimeo, and having to deal with some personal issues didn’t help matters BUT we are here. Finally. YAY!

What can you expect in this video?

  • The entire weepy intro plus the cuts.
  • Shaving my head with guards #4 and #2.
  • Shaving my head bald with no guard.
  • The wrap up and end.

If you aren’t familiar with my style, you should know… I don’t script my videos. I also haven’t made any (besides my Ice Bucket Challenge Vid) in quite some time, so I’m a little rusty. Add to that the fact that this is also emotional for me and…well…as the hubs is fond of saying one of reasons he fell in love with me: I say what I mean and I mean what I say even if sometimes it comes out sideways. Tis what it is.

Full Length – Shaving My Head Bald

So yah. There’s that. I make no apologies. Later on I’m sharing this whole thing split into 3 parts and then seriously shortened and sped up, for those of you who want to watch it really fast and furious. I’m proud of all of it. The cutting, shaving, filming, editing, and now the building of what looks like is going to be a wicked awesome series of growing my hair out.

I hadn’t really thought it through when I decided to shave my head bald.

I hadn’t really thought it through when I decided G should film it.

I hadn’t really thought it through when I decided we should put it up here.

And now it’s become this whole big thing.

Well. Just a lil series of me shaving my head bald and then growing it out again.

I hope you enjoy it and I truly hope you’ll come along for the weekly progress updates throughout the grow-out process. Shaving it and shaping it is going to be just as fun as what you see above (minus the tears, I promise).

YAY! Thanks for watching and “see” you soon!

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing



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Video: Intro – Why I’m Shaving My Head Bald

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Why I'm Shaving My Head BaldBack on October 5th – no wait, let’s go back even further…because I’ve been planning this for quite some time – shaving my head bald. I just hope I’ve explained why I’m shaving my head bald, well enough. Or why I did it; since it’s done, already. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to explain it exactly right for everyone to understand. And anyone who watches the video (coming later today with all the versions – I went a touch crazy with editing several different…) may or may not understand the why. That’s okay. I know why I did it.

The why of it is important to note, even if you cannot understand it personally. At least you may accept that I needed to do it for me.

And this intro – why I’m shaving my head bald?

I’ve got to warn you. It is WEEPY! Filled with tears as I try to tell you a tiny bit of what we’ve been through (as a family) over the last year. It doesn’t matter, though. Not right now. You are here to watch me shave my head bald.

This here is the intro to that. The rest will follow.

Introduction – Why I’m Shaving My Head Bald

It has taken just over 2 weeks to pull all this together and get everything organized properly (the way I want it, honestly), due to physical and technical issues beyond my control. And perhaps a bit of self doubt, as well. But I am determined to tell a story here. Shaving my head bald and growing it out again – we’re going to film the entire process – is all a part of that.


I do hope you’ll come along for this hair raising adventure!

~ Cheers

Sandra Lynn Writes @ Informed Sharing


Stay tuned as I roll out the rest of the “Shaving My Head Bald” videos today. Still to come?

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