I finally got my hair long enough, but then couldn't decide if I wanted to cut it or not! Finally, around the beginning of December I started to get REALLY tired of it. I just felt like there was hair EVERYWHERE! I decided that I would wait until after Christmas and if I still felt the same way, I'd cut it then. I wanted to give myself a few weeks because I had been debating it for so long! Remember when I was asking for advice back in October?
After Christmas, I still felt the same way. I knew it was time! I actually decided to donate my hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths because I could donate a little less hair than with Locks of Love. With Pantene, I could donate 8 inches, whereas with L.O.L you donate a minimum of 10-12 inches. I knew that I wanted to do this, but I for sure wanted to keep as much length as possible!
Last morning fixing my long hair!! It was a little bittersweet. :)
I have NEVER had my hair this long before! Crazy!
Getting ready for the cut! 8 inches measures right to the top of the ponytail holder at the top of the braid.
The final product!
I am so so happy that I finally did this. It feels SO GOOD to accomplish a goal that I set 2 1/2 years ago! I know this sounds silly, but I already know that I'm going to start growing it back out immediately. I don't mind it short, but I REALLY liked it long. But this time, I'm growing it out for ME and I won't have this feeling that I HAVE to cut it hanging over my head. That will be nice! I'm so happy that my hair will towards making a wig for a woman out there who is battling cancer. I understand how, as a woman, you feel like your hair makes you more "girly" - whether it's long or short. I can imagine how dealing with cancer completely just rocks your world, and hopefully this can be something that helps make a woman just feel that much more "normal". It was definitely worth it!