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!


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!



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!

Anonymous 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! ♥