Around twice a year I visit my local hair dresser asking her to trim my hair. When I say the word ‘trim’ I mean it.. I would tell her that I just want whatever is dead to be cut off..Usually two inches-three inches at max. My mom would always try to convince me to cut more off but I just never cared to. My most recent visit to the hair dresser was a little different. I walked into the hair salon and my hair dresser, ironically with the same name said “What are we doing this time?..The usual trim?” I instantly replied with “No, I’m going to cut it all off and donate it”. She looked at me as if I wasn’t serious. “No way” she said. “Yeah, I’m going to cut 8″-9″ off and donate it” I replied.
If you know me, you know that cutting my hair is a big deal. I am upset with myself in how selfish I was with my long hair. I have had long hair throughout my life and it seems to be just part of my identity. I decided to cut my hair because I needed a change. I needed a change in my life-something different that I have never done before. I also wanted to make an impact in someone else’s life. I’m extremely thankful that I am able to grow hair and I wanted to donate my hair to someone who is in a little more need than I am. I hope that my two 9″ long locks of hair will brighten some little girl or women’s day with a wig.
I feel great after donating my hair. I have not once regretted it. Not only is it a new look for me, but knowing that I am helping someone and making a difference in their life makes me feel great.
There are many different foundations to donate to, so if you’re looking to donate do your research! So where did I donate my hair? I donated my hair to Pantene’s ‘Beautiful Lengths’ organization. This is the only program to help women feel like themselves again with free, real-hair wigs. To help others you can either donate 8 inches of hair or 8 dollars to the cause. This program has donated more than 42,000 real-hair wigs to the National Cancer Society. Check out the web site to learn more!
Pantene ‘Beautiful Lengths’: http://pantene.com/en-us/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths
Go out and donate! #BeautifulLengths