But after the wedding and settling down in PA, I've gotten so lazy with my hair. With being so busy with school, plus the 40+ minute commute to and from school, I don't feel like taking the time to fuss with my hair. So up in a messy bun it goes.
|Trying to make my messy bun cute with a bandanna...still not as cute as a hair cut!|
So I suddenly got the urge to chop it off. I had it long for my wedding, and now I do not have a reason to keep it long besides my attachment to it.
I called the best friend, Erin, who has donated her hair in the past. She encouraged me to do it, and I knew I needed to get it cut ASAP or else I would wuss out.
I did my research to see where I would donate my hair. Locks of Love, the default donation organization, will not take processed or dyed hair. Plus during the research I did, I found that they often sell the donated hair they get to make money for their organization instead of putting it directly into wigs.
Children and Hair Loss is a organization that takes processed hair. I did my research and felt confident in donating to them.
So off I went to the salon with this hot mess of hair:
|Yeah, it was getting bad.|
We talked about how much hair I wanted off. She put a pink cape on me (only those donating get to wear the pink cape. I felt special haha), braided my hair, and before I got a chance to chicken out, she snipped! It was very freeing.
|My hair was so thick, she had to make two braids!|
She washed, snipped, and styled my much shorter hair. And this was the end result.
|It's so short!|
I donated 11 inches of braided hair.
I felt like I lost 10 pounds from my head.
I helped give a child with hair loss a chance to feel confident.
I also gave myself more confidence with this hair cut.
Overall, I am so glad I did this. It took a lot of guts for me, but it was an amazing feeling and I am so happy I had the guts to chop the mop.
Love and Blessings,
P.S. I can't write a post without a picture of my pooch!
|My obsession, Maisy|