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Ngaphambi nasemva kweenwele ezindeU-Elizabeth Mulé, oneminyaka engama-42, imodeli kunye nomdlali weqonga Intsomi wayengekakulungeli ukuyiyeka: 'Xa iinwele zakho zimfutshane kwaye zingekho ebusweni bakho, kufuneka unxibe izimonyo ezininzi. 'Iqela lezinye iintsomi awayengekakulungeli ukuziyeka: 'Iinwele ezinde kuphela, eziqukuqelayo ezinomtsalane. Kuphela ziinwele ezinde eziguquguqukayo.'



Owu, kunye nokunye: 'Ndikhangeleka kakuhle ngeenwele ezinde kuphela.'

Ngokungathi oko akwanelanga, esinye isizathu sokuba aphephe ukucheba iinwele: 'Xa ndandineminyaka eli-19 ubudala, umntu othile wandinqunqa iinwele zam zaba mfutshane kakhulu, ezingalinganiyo ngencakuba. Ndiye ndaphuma ndayotya emva koko, ndalila ndalila. Ukusukela ngoko, ndiye ndahendeka ukuba ndichebe, kodwa andinamathandabuzo. Kwakhona, utata wayesoloko ecinga ukuba abafazi bakhangeleka bebahle ngeenwele ezinde, ngoko mna noodade wethu abathathu sazigcina zinde.'



Into ayithethileyo emva kokuphulukana nee-intshi ezisibhozo: 'Ndiyaphila. Kulungile.'



Oko wayekwenza njengoko wayesithi: Esonga izandla zakhe ezama ukulwa iinyembezi.

Indlela awaziva ngayo kusuku emva kokucheba iinwele zakhe: 'Ngekhulu ekhulwini emva kwayo! Ndiziva ngathi ndikhulile. Abahlobo bam bayavuya.'

Wenza ntoni uKevin: Ukugxininisa ubume bakhe obumangalisayo bamathambo, uKevin wabeka iinwele zika-Elizabeth kwi-cheekbones kunye ne-jawline. USteve Amendola e-Eiji salon kwisiXeko saseNew York wongeze amagqabantshintshi athambileyo, amnyama blonde ukunika intshukumo esikiweyo kunye nobunzulu. UCathleen Medwick, oneminyaka engama-57, umbhali Kutheni wayikhulisa ixesha elide: 'Ndithandile ukuphikisana nobulumko obuqhelekileyo bokuba abafazi abangaphezu kweminyaka engama-50 bafanele bangazinxibi iinwele zabo. Kwaye nangona mna uhlobo loner, kwakumnandi ukuba yinxalenye sisterhood abafazi abade abadala. Kwaye, ndafumana ukusabela okumangalisayo. Ngaphambili, andizange ndikwazi ukuthembela ekubonweni okwesibini umntu edibana nam, kodwa ngeenwele ezinqeni zam, ndakwazi. Ndicinga ukuba indenze ndabonakala ndingonwabanga—nto leyo eluncedo kumntu oziva ecinezelekile njengam. Andizange ndibemhle ngeenwele zam—andiyifumani nenxalenye yam, ngenxa yezulu—kwaye ndandicaphukela ukuthatha ixesha lokuzicheba. Ngenye imini, xa ndandidlula kwisaluni, ndacinga ukuba, akusafuneki ukuba ndiphinde ndingene apho! Ndaza ndayeka ukucheba iinwele zam.'

Indlela awalubonakalisa ngayo ulwalamano lwakhe neenwele zakhe: 'Yandishiya ndedwa, ndaza ndayiyeka.'

Wayesoyika ntoni: 'Isiphumo se-domino-Kuzakufuneka ndigcine iinwele zam zimile, kwaye kutheni ndingafanelanga ndithambethe izimonyo, kwaye ndingenza njani ngewodrophu entle, kwaye phambi kokuba uyazi...konke ukugcinwa, ngalo lonke ixesha!'

Yintoni eyamenza wagqiba kwelokuba awuqhawule: 'Ndaqalisa ukuziva ndicinezelwe bubude, ngokungathi bubaleka nam. Yaya iqhina ngakumbi, yabanjwa kubhaka wam. Kwaye, ewe, bendinomdla wokwazi ukuba yintoni enokwenziwa ngumyili wesitayile obalaseleyo.'

Waziva njani emva kokuphulukana nonyawo ubude: Ngokungathi ndothulwe umthwalo entlokweni yam. Oku kunqunyulwa kufutshane kunobufazi kwaye kuncinci kakhulu. Ekugqibeleni, ndicinga ukuba mna neenwele zam sasisele sikhule ngokwahlukileyo.'

Wenza ntoni uKevin: Emva kokusika malunga nee-intshi ezili-12, uKevin wanika uCathleen iileya ezifihlakeleyo ngasemva ukuze zongeze ukugcwala, kunye neengqimba ezimbalwa ezijikeleze ubuso bakhe ukuthambisa inkangeleko. Emva koko izibane ze-licorice zongezwa ukufudumeza ibala lakhe elihle. UAlanda Spence, oneminyaka engama-24, umlingisi Wayazi njani ukuba iinwele zakhe zazinde kakhulu: 'Ndaqala ukubona iziphelo ezininzi zokwahlukana. Ii-intshi ezintathu ezisezantsi zikhangeleka ziqhotyiswe kancinane. Kwaye xa ndiyibeka phezulu: iinwele ezininzi kakhulu. Ndaziva ngathi nditshona kuyo.'

Kutheni ekhumbula xa wayeqala ukuyisika: 'Ndandihlala ndineenwele ezinde njengomntwana kuba umama wayethanda. Emva koko, kwisikolo samabanga aphakamileyo, ndayinqunqa ndingamxelelanga. Wayeyithiyile; walila. Ibingeyonwele intle, kodwa ndonwabe ngeenwele ezimfutshane. Ukucheba iinwele zam bekusoloko kuyintetho yenkululeko.'

Kutheni ekhumbula okwesibini: ‘Ndandisuka kwidolophu yasekhaya iSeattle kwilizwe lonke ndaya ekholejini kwisiXeko saseNew York. Iinwele zam zazikhulile kwakhona, zada zaya kutsho empundu. Omnye wabazala bam wayesandul’ ukuphulukana neenwele zakhe ngenxa yechemotherapy; njengesenzo sobumbano (kwaye kwakhona, loo nto yenkululeko), ndacheba iinwele zam emagxeni am kwaye ndanikela kwi-Locks of Love.' Ukuze ufumane inkcazelo engakumbi malunga Locks of Love, fowunela 888-896-1588 okanye undwendwele www.locksoflove.org.

Iphupha lakhe leenwele elingafezekanga: 'Akwaba bendinokuzama indlela emfutshane, emdaka; Ndiyayithanda imvakalelo yokubaleka izandla zam ngeenwele ezichetyiweyo nje. Kodwa abenzi besitayile bahlala bendixelela ukuba ndingayichebi ibe mfutshane kakhulu kuba iinwele ezinde ziyandifanela. Inyaniso kukuba, ukucheba akukaze kube yinto enkulu kum ngenxa yokuba iinwele zam zikhula ngokwenene, ngokukhawuleza, kwaye ndiluhlobo lomntu ocinga ukuba into eyahlukileyo iyinto eyonwabisayo.'

Isigqebelo esinzulu: 'Kusenokwenzeka ukuba ndikulungele ukuzama i-pixie-kodwa abenzi besitayile bayayithanda indlela inwele zam ezinde ngayo.'

Wenza ntoni uKevin: Nje ukuba usike malunga nee-intshi ezintlanu ukusuka ngasemva, uKevin ke wasika iileya ezijikeleze ubuso buka-Alanda ngevolumu kunye nokumila. Iimpawu zobusi ezityebileyo zongeza ubukhulu kumbala wakhe.

Amanqaku Umdla