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!