No matter how you feel about Shannen Doherty and her reported bad girl ways on the sets of Beverly Hills: 90210 and Charmed, you have to admit that she definitely knows how to bounce back from a bad situation. In fact, the way she’s handled her public bout with cancer is pretty commendable.
To give some background, Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2015, and she has been undergoing treatment ever since. In 2016 while preparing to undergo chemo, Doherty most notably decided to jumpstart the potential hair loss situation by shaving her own head and sharing the journey with fans on her Instagram account.
It was a shock, perhaps, for those used to seeing Doherty with her signature long locks, but it was also a brave move considering how many women define themselves and their looks by their hair. Posting a picture post-shave is something not many of us would have the guts to do, and most of us don’t have hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.
Well we’re pleased to report that Doherty is continuing to showcase that side of herself today. While her hair continues to grow back, the actress has now decided to go for a bit of a shorter ‘do that makes her look as gorgeous as ever. And yes, she obviously shared it on Instagram.
Fabulous, right? Lots of people would pay top dollars for a cut like this. Doherty seems to love it too. In her post she thanked stylist Anh Co Tran for what she calls the “sexy Parisian” cut. “After two years of either bald or a crew cut, it’s nice to feel a bit more like a woman again,” she wrote.
Looking a bit more towards the future, Doherty is indeed now in remission and has some other decisions ahead of her. Those include whether she’ll have reconstructive surgery, what kinds of hormones she’ll take and basically what kind of post-cancer care she’ll undergo. The actress also acknowledges that this battle isn’t necessarily over yet.
“As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial,” she wrote on Instagram in April after receiving the official remission news. “Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait.”
We’re right there with you girl. Thank you for sharing your story with us.