I Got My Hair Chopped Off
So…I usually get my hair trimmed twice a year and it was getting to be that time of year. I wanted to get a little more cut off than I did last time and wanted to get it done soon because it was getting to be hard to manage, the boys were getting tangled in it, I was sitting on it and the weight was contributing to headaches! I got to thinking about it and got excited thinking that if I got a little bit more taken off then I’d have enough to donate to an organization that makes free wigs for people who have lost their hair.
The friend who used to cut my hair moved away, so I spent some time looking up reviews for salons in the area we live in now and found one I thought I liked with good reviews (B. Lush if you’re from this area). I messaged them and they were able to get me in that evening (thanks Nikki)!
When looking at different organizations to donate to, most require 8-12 inches. I ended up getting about 14 inches (some layers in there too) cut off, plus whatever was cut off additionally after that to even things up and add some layers. I love it and it felt so much lighter right away! It had gotten so hard to manage that I was wearing it up most of the time, so I’m looking forward to being able to wear it down more now!
I’d like to donate my hair to be used in a wig for kids or people who have lost their hair, like my mother-in-law when she was battling cancer over five years ago. I’ve seen that there are several organizations who take hair donations and make wigs free of charge for people who have lost their hair and I look forward to donating mine to one of these…I just don’t know which one yet!
If you have any helpful suggestions or recommendations for organizations to donate to please drop them in the comments section below! Or if you’ve donated in the past, or been a recipient of a gifted wig, I’d love to hear your thoughts! I’ve heard it takes anywhere from 12-20 donations (depends on the organization and the people donating) to make one wig! That’s a lot of love and teamwork!
Fun fact: I didn’t have my hair trimmed for the first time until I was about 14 years old and haven’t had more than 4-6 inches taken off until this week.
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