The Coconut Head Story
During the various stages of hair loss and growth, one of my husband’s favorite ways to cope with the changes and keep us both laughing was to come up with funny nicknames to describe the hot mess on the top of my head, which replaced my long, beautiful, red, curly hair. My favorite was “dog with mange” but the one that stuck the most was “Coconut Head.” When my hair was shaved clean down to the scalp, there were a few stray hairs that still seemed to grow, and my head really did look like a coconut.
I knew I wanted to do something positive to help others going through what I went through, but I wasn’t sure what that was. One night, the ideas hit me all at once, and after 2 ounces of wine and a small piece of dark chocolate, the concept was born. I would design a website devoted to women going through cancer and dealing with self-esteem issues. And the Coconut Head seemed like a great mascot. My hope is for the website to be an inspiration to ALL women – whether you are dealing with cancer or not.
For You – For Everyone
And then I started blogging. But I ran out of cancer topics and honestly got tired of writing about cancer. I found I loved blogging about home and design and general life stuff. But still didn’t want to lose the heart and soul of the Coconut Head. The Coconut Head blog will be the “daily and frequent” focus on all of the fun life stuff. The home-design-life survival guide if you will. The website will continue as a forum to promote positive self-esteem during cancer treatment.
I have also launched a line of clothing and accessories for cancer survivors and their loved ones to promote beauty during cancer treatment.
Everything is still a work in progress so bear with me as I continue to update and build the next-gen Coconut Head. Suggestions, feedback, and comments are welcome and appreciated! Let me know what you think!
I challenge you to take the bad and make something good out of it. This is just the beginning. I have no idea where this will take me, but I’m excited for the journey.
Your Warrior Sister,