It’s about even with the bottom of my rib cage, and I really do think it’s time to say goodbye.
My brother is getting married in two months, and I’ll be back in Chicago for his wedding. I’m thinking that the day after his wedding, I’ll go see Erin and ask her to transform my long wavy locks into something more like this. And then donate the chopped hair, of course.
I’ve learned to like having long hair, but it’d be fun to try something new. That and it’s hair, so I’m pretty confident it would grow back eventually.
My hair is getting to be uncomfortably long. Err, only in certain instances, like when I am asleep on it and turn over, but find that I am caught on my own hair and then wake up.
It’s not a super big deal, but I’m thinking about chopping it all off because it’s going to come off sooner or later.
I’m due for at least a trim.. and I’m heading back to the US this month for a conference.. so, to cut? or not to cut?
My only reason for not chopping it all off is that I’d have to cut and style it more regularly if it is shorter..
Time will tell..
After returning from Morocco, my hair was: longer (no haircut in a year), totally fried (hello hot sun + very limited options with regard to conditioners and treatments, and very unhealthy looking.
I went in for a trim yesterday, and after consulting with the stylist, agreed to just chop four inches off.
My hair now looks and feels a lot healthier, but it looks so short! Still past my shoulders, but I’m a little sad its gone.. it’ll grow back, but this puts my harvesting time a little further out.. ho and hum.
Its not that long, but its the longest he has ever seen on me.
Currently, it comes down to about 5” past my shoulders. I would really like to grow it as long as possible for donation purposes.
Its past my shoulders, and I think its quite pretty.
I like having it this long, and may put off donating it until I have bzzef amounts of hair. I imagine that longer donations are not as common as shorter donations, and that would give me some time to enjoy my long hair in a place where I can wear it down without being spit on (in my site, I have to wear my hair in a bun or cover it altogether with a scarf because its really conservative here.. that and my blonde hair sticks out like a sore thumb).
At any rate, I’ll be seeing Erin when I return to Chicago this summer, and we’ll reevaluate things then.
I feel like I have a decent reason though..
Since I will be moving out of the country shortly, I am hesitant to cut all my hair off and take on a style that requires regular cuts to keep it looking good.
I imagine that my new city will have a place to get my hairs cut, but I’d rather not deal with it while over there.. a trim or two, maybe.. but trying to explain the cut I want, in no less than four languages which I don’t currently speak.. yeah, I’ll hold off..
I have a hair cut scheduled for tomorrow, but will just be getting it cleaned up and split ends cuts off, etc.
Just think that when I move back to Chicago next summer, I will have like 20”+ of hair to donate!
I got my hair trimmed again today and Erin measured me. After cutting off my split ends, etc., she said I need another 2” but that shooting for 4” more would be ideal. So that’s the plan.
And when I get it all lopped off, I should have enough to have a shorter version of this haircut, which will eventually grow into this style. I’m looking forward to having a hair with some semblance of style again!
And Erin said that from the nape of my neck, where a pony tail will be formed so she can harvest my hair, I am at 6”. She needs 10” total and said that I should be able to grow the rest during the next six months.. so for the New Year, I will be able to chop my hair off and maybe even start the whole process again. Exciting!
but I won’t.
I feel like my hair is getting so long.. longer than it has been for as long as I can remember.
I was thinking that maybe it would be long enough to chop and donate after the wedding, so to check, I just measured it. At its longest, it is 14 inches, and the shorter layers are 12-13 inches. I cannot remember how much is needed to donate (10 inches? 12 inches?) but I am not sure that I want to have a buzz cut. And I am pretty certain that Syed would not be digging it.
Looks like I’ll be waiting a while longer yet..
My last real hair cut was right after I finished my undergrad, so about 14 months ago. I have had my hair trimmed once or twice since then, and will continue to do so as needed.
Right now, my longest layers are just passed my shoulder. I am not sure how much longer it will take to grow the necessary amount to donate without leaving me bald (err, okay.. with chin length hair) but whatever the length of time needed, I am willing to ride it out.