Nov 3, 2014

GUESS WHAT I DID?

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you probably already know this.... I CUT OFF MY HAIR!

My hair has been really long for over ten years so I felt like it was finally time to cut it off. It is a lot of work and most of the time I have it up in a braid or a ponytail because of running. When I finally let my hair down, people are actually shocked to see the length of my hair.

One of the main reasons why I cut my hair off was to donate it to a child who needs it more than me. My first thought was to donate it to Locks of Love but I had several people recommend against it. Apparently there are some issues with them so I also looked into Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Pantene does not accept hair with color so I will not be able to donate to them. I  will have to donate to Locks of Love but my hopes are that a child with cancer will be happy to receive a wig made from my hair. Cancer has made it's presence in my family and I know what it is like. I simply wanted to give something that could make a difference in someone else's life.
I cut off more than 12 inches of hair and my only condition for my hairdresser was that I would still be able to put my hair in a ponytail for running purposes. My kids did not want me to do it! My son actually likes it but my daughter was not too excited about it. My hairdresser was more than excited to cut it off and she told me to sit down and let her cut it off before I changed my mind.
It is a huge change for me but change is good. I actually like it but I am going to have to figure out how to make it look the same day it did on November 1, 2014 when my hairdresser did it! The good thing is that it will grow back and then I can donate it again!
What do you prefer? Long Hair or Short Hair?

Have you ever donated your hair? 

13 comments:

  1. I love love it!! It suits you well.

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    1. Thank you! I am not as brave as you are to go any shorter because you can pull off any style since you are so beautiful!

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  2. I think you look absolutely fabulous and I bet it feels wonderful. Good for you. Such a lovely thing to do and your beautiful hair will make some child very happy!

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    1. Thank you so much! It feels so much lighter now. My biggest hope is that it will put a smile on a child's face :) It makes it all worth it.

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  3. I LOVE it - I can't wait to see it in person! :)

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    1. Thank you! Are you going to IERC this weekend? 11 Miles!

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  4. It looks great! It's strangely freeing to cut off a bunch of hair. Good luck making it look the same way the hairdresser had it!

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    1. Thank You! I went and bought some new brushes last night to try and get the same outcome. We will see what happens!

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    2. Love, love, love it! I have crazy curls, so it does what it wants - I get no opinion! I'd love longer hair, but at some point, I usually give up on it and cut it super short. Then I get bummed out that I can't produce a running ponytail! So good thinking providing that criteria to your stylist!!

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    3. Thank you Lisa! I can still make my running ponytail but I have yet to go for a run with my new ponytail. I am used to the braid so we will see how it feels to run with the loose ponytail. I sometimes with I had curly hair because it seems easier but then I talk to people with curly hair and they wish for straight hair.

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  5. It looks beautiful! I've donated to Locks of Love once and Pantene Beautiful Lengths the three other times. There is also Wigs for Kids but they don't take colored hair so that wouldn't really help you. When my sister first cut hers to donate she took it directly to a local American Cancer Society office so you could look into that too.

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    1. Thank you! I did not know that the American Cancer Society was an option. I will definitely look into it. Pantene does not take colored hair so I was kind of bummed about that.

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  6. Many hairdressers get giddy when they see hair as long as yours! It's admirable that one your reasons on cutting your hair is to make cancer patients happy. And it looks like that you were satisfied with the result afterwards, so it's a win-win! Anyway, let's hope that your hair does make a person's day a little bit brighter. Cheers!

    Sadie Montgomery @ Hoshall's Hair Salon & Spa

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