(Background: I started losing ridiculous amounts of hair unevenly around my head at the beginning of August. I wasn’t happy with the woman who cut my hair previously, so I tried someone new. Postpartum hair loss is a thing, I swear.)
Her: So…were you going for an asymmetrical look?
Me: Ah, no. It’s just, I had a baby, and now all my hair is falling out. But it isn’t falling out evenly, so the entire bottom layer on that side fell out, which means it’s like an inch shorter than the the other side. Also there’s a weird spot on the top. I know it looks ridiculous. I didn’t try to make it look that way, I really didn’t.
Her: No, no, it looks fine! I just wanted to know if that’s what you were going for so I’d know how to cut it.
**general hair chatter**
Her: So, how old is your baby?
Me: Um, actually, he passed away soon after he was born.
Her: *shoulder squeeze* I’m so sorry. What was his name?
Me: Owen. His name was Owen.