Monday, January 30, 2012

Locks of Love

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time (no pun intended - ha) it's no surprise to you that I've been growing my hair out for Locks of Love.  My friend, Sarah, did this several years ago and it really inspired me.  I put it on my "bucket list" of things that I really want to do.  


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.

It's gone!

Wow!

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!



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4 comments:

Joeylee said...

Your new cut looks great. I've donated to Locks of love twice

Recording Megow Adventures said...

did you go to Serendipity?

Robyn said...

Crissy - sure did! I'm LOVING it there!

Kristine said...

Wow, that is so awesome that you donated! I've had a few friends do that... wish I could but I can never get my hair to grow long enough. Plus it's too damaged now :( loving the new look though! Super cute!

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