Newly bald and always blunt, Gov. Larry Hogan was wondering about his hair. When it might grow back. How it might grow back.
Five months ago, it was white and he had lots of it. Would it be brown upon its return? Chemo can do that.
“Maybe I can get my natural color back,” Hogan, 59, said over lunch last week. “I’ve had completely gray hair since, like, 30. I’m thinking I’m going to have dark, curly hair.”
But, he added, “It’s not worth it. It’s maybe better to just have the hairdresser do it or get Just for Men.”
His words reflected the unexpected battle with cancer that has defined his first year in office.
They also suggested his positive nature and good humor, which help to explain another surprise: Hogan’s popularity as a Republican in a state that’s about as Democratic as they come.