Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Good bye ponytail!

I admit it, I hadn't had my hair cut in 13 months. Partly it was laziness, partly I had always wanted to grow it long enough to donate it. I had looked into several hair donation programs, including both Locks of Love and Pantene's Beautiful Lengths but I kept putting it off, or getting frustrated with my hair before it was long enough. Pretty much lately I had fallen into the 'ponytail' trap for the past many months. So yesterday, I guiltily went to get my hair cut, admitting to the person I used to see that I hadn't had it cut in over a year, and mentioned that I had been considering donating it, but I just couldn't stand it any more. She measured my hair, and guess what??? I DID it! 10 inches of hair is now in an envelope heading to Locks of Love.
I was worried about the reaction of my Husband and daughters, my 4yo princess thinks that princesses only have long hair. But Hubby knew I'd wanted to do it for a while, and he prepped the 4yo . . .and other than a brief cry that she couldn't play with my ponytail anymore, she is okay with it.
In fact this morning when I told her that I was going to grow it long again, she said "then you'll need another hair cut to give to other people who need hair" Can I hear an "Awwww"?
Next time I'm going with Pantene I think, since it goes to cancer patients, and the minimum is only 8 inches, so check in to watch my hair grow!

7 comments:

Ginny Huber said...

Goodbye Ponytail, hello, some wonderful hair for Locks of Love! You look cute in that photos; what a fine donation and challenge for others to join in; Someone will appreciate that hair of yours when it gets transformed for someone without hair!

Rough Magic Creations said...

Well done, Little Bug! I agree with Ginny - that ponytail will mean so much to someone. And what a wonderful example you're setting for your own Little Bugs. And yes, your new coif looks very chic! :)

Colette's Boutique said...

What a wonderful thing to do. You will make someone really happy, in a time of trouble

Stevie said...

Great donation and believe me when I say the kids love doing it. My daughter did it 5 times, the first time was when she was 5 years old and everyone made such a huge deal that she loved doing it everytime, and eventually got a plaque from her school and special mention to the whole school. She felt special and knew that someone who really needed it would love her hair.
We used Locks of Love.
Congrats on your donation!! You look lovely with your new hair cut.
hugs,
Stevie j

MazzyJewelryDesigns said...

WooHoo, you are so great!! Who knew that being lazy could make another person so happy! I myself have been lazy enough to donate twice and I'm working on a third!! I think I might go for wigs for kids this time around... Great job!

李蓉仲 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

PoetessWug said...

What a sweetie your little one is. :-) And I don't know what your hair looked like before since I'm new here, but it's very cute now!