I've had to resort to doing my own hair coloring and cuts for a long time now. But it's getting harder and harder. The first year I got sick, I remember it just growing and growing and somewhere in that year or towards the second year, I no longer had my hair color or most of it was grown out, but my hair got so long and I never wear long like that. I remember one day, somehow, even though I was mostly bedridden, so it must have been after I was taking the shitake. I managed to go out on the roof of the house, we had like an open porch up there. And I cut my hair on the roof in the sun, I was so disgusted with it not being done. Of course, the effort made me super sick and that was the last I saw of the sun for a long time. All these years later, I can color it myself, but the standing there and raising the arms brings on a POTS attack, even if I sit alot in between doing it. I can't cut it the same day or usually the same week I color it. I have to wait till I feel up to it again. I try to maintain it. I get so depressed if I let it go for too long. But it's getting harder and harder for me to keep it up. I can't go get it done, the shops make me so sick when they start spraying hair spray and stuff around. I haven't been able to go into a shop like that in a very long time. And I wouldn't trust anyone to do my hair anyway. Only I know how I really like it. Anyone else struggling to try to keep it up or having to do it on your own? Before I got sick, I used to go to the colorist every four months. I actually had a hair colorist. He was great. But all those years of watching him do it, paid off and I can do it now. I miss beauty shops. Before I got sick, I was into all that, hair and makeup and nails, mostly makeup though. Tons of skincare. I had every single facial mud there was And I had all the latest makeup colors. Now, I hardly ever wear makeup. Not well enough for the whole skincare thing and actually putting the makeup on and taking it off. I miss it.