Last week I took the plunge and got it cut,…all of it! While I do love long hair, and actually prefer it most of the time, I felt it was time for a change. Not only that, but it was finally long enough that I could benefit someone else by having it cut. I love that there are companies who provide wigs for children who have illnesses that cause hair-loss, and they do this at no cost to the child! About a year ago I was getting to the point where I wanted to cut my hair, but instead I decided I would continue to grow my hair out so that I could donate it to one of these companies. A few weeks ago, I found that my hair had finally reached the length that I needed and made my appointment.
The length requirement for the company I chose is a minimum of 12 inches of hair. I first had that cut off, and then an additional 3-4 inches came off when I got it styled. It is so freeing to have short hair!
Total of 12 inches to be used for a wig.
I am still getting used to having my hair short. I’m still finding ways to style it, or at least trying my best at getting it to look decent. I love that it doesn’t take very long to get ready in the mornings. So far I haven’t had any remorse like I have often had when cutting my hair in the past. It feels good to know that I’ve been able to help a child during a difficult time in their life. And, it’s only hair. It will grow back. I have been asked several times if I will keep it short. I’m not sure yet. I am enjoying right now, but winter is coming! :) I also would love to be able to do this again. I have donated my hair one time before this, but that was,…wow, around 11 years ago! It’s amazing how time flies! If I do decide to donate again, I hope it doesn’t take me another 11 years to do so.
If you’d like to learn more about the company I sent my hair to, you can find out more at www.wigsforkids.org