How I did it: The first time I donated my hair was in grade one. I had hair to my waist and cut it all the way to my chin. The best part was that I was the only one in my entire grade to donate, and I felt awesome.
Next was in a salon. I had planned to do it and when I was there and all I remember is loads of people watching and commenting and I felt like I was doing something so great. Even better was when I took and donated it to the charity, and how the secretaries were in shock and so grateful for my donation.
The past time was 4 years ago. I finally went for it: I shaved all of my hair off... and yes, I am a girl. The feeling and rush that you get is extraordinary and you suddenly feel on top of the world. My life revolves around charity and donating and helping people because of everything I have accomplished thus far.
I think the main thing is that I started to feel pride and success in doing something that, for me, seems so little, but to others it really means a lot. Read how I did it… 4 months ago
and I realize why: I not only get split ends, but I also get those knot thingies where the hair just falls off about 5 cm from the end!
I don’t understand why my hair would get damaged so much, because I never or only in extremely rare occasions blow dry, straighten or curl my hair.
but one thing I can think of is that I hadn’t had a proper haircut in ages. and so that naturally over time the ends had died ;P and that when I got a proper haircut in November, she didn’t cut off enough length because it looked like my hair wasn’t super dead while really it was but somehow it just didn’t look like it was? I’m pretty sure of it since I noticed split ends pretty soon after the haircut.
but now i’m bummed out cause I only just got a haircut so that’s money to spend sooner than expected and also it means I’ll probably have to cut off quite some length and it’ll take so long to grow it back but on the other hand; now it’s dead and not growing and I need it to be healthy and long and that’s not happening if I don’t get a proper trim, so, yeah.
also I’ve bought leave-in conditioner, which is nice and I’ll use that. it smells nice too :):) 4 months ago
My new short ‘do looks AWESOME.
See? 16 months ago
I began growing my hair long in 2007. Honestly, my plan then was to grow it long so it would be long for my wedding (which I figured would happen in the next few years). My boyfriend and I are still together, don’t worry; however, I’ve never worn my hair long. I hate fixing it. It ends up in a bun or ponytail atop my head most days. So, for the last year and a half, I’ve just waiting until it was long enough to lop off and donate.
Although Locks of Love requires 10 inches, Pink Heart Funds is another non-profit charity that provides FREE wigs for kids and adults who suffer from medical hair loss due to illness or cancer treatment and they only require 8 inches of hair. I had exactly 8 inches, so I had my best friend/hair stylist chop it off. I’m mailing it off today! 16 months ago
I always wanted to do this for so long and I hope I can do some good :) 16 months ago
I just sent two ponytails to Locks of Love. Hopefully they can use my hair! I don’t think I’ll ever grow my hair out again, as long hair is just not for me, but it was interesting to see what I looked like with West Coast hippie hair :) 16 months ago
I just got all my hair cut off yesterday! I will be sending two long braids to a charity that makes wigs for people who have lost their hair due to cancer. Any suggestions of a good company? 17 months ago