Friday, July 26, 2019

She Donated Her Hair!



My youngest daughter decided she was ready for a change and wanted to cut her hair before school starts.  I figured she wanted a couple inches or so trimmed off as she has always loved her long, long locks.  But, I was wrong.  


She had been researching hair donation and had determined she wanted to give her hair away to a good cause rather than have it tossed in the trash.  I was completely on board.


This past Sunday afternoon was the time.  She filled out the form online and printed it out.  I grabbed a padded envelope from my stash and the hair cutting supplies.  My oldest got some rubberbands out and grabbed the camera.  It was a big deal!

Ready for the cut & style

I must have asked her a half a dozen times if she was sure about this and she never waivered.  Then we sectioned off her hair, tied the bands and I told her to go into the bathroom and check the length to make sure one more time she was okay to go this short.  Yep!  She said she was.  

That was a lot of length to come off

We carefully cut away each pony tail, then headed outdoors to complete her cut since it was a nice day, no wind and I could keep the mess out of my kitchen.

The back & sides after her cut

Ten minutes later I was done cutting her hair and told her to go inside and see what she thought.  I was a nervous wreck, afraid of her reaction.  It was pretty short.

Such a pretty girl!

But, she loves it!  She is so very happy with her new shorter haircut and how much lighter it feels.  She literally walks and bounces her hair, so cute!  She told me quite a few times how happy she is with the cut.

14 inches of hair!

She chose Wigs For Kids Foundation to send her hair to.  We placed it into a plastic Ziploc bag and tucked it into a padded envelope along with the paperwork.  Then off in the mail it went.


I think she looks absolutely adorable.  She made a great decision and I couldn't be any prouder of her.  


The only problem I have is that she looks way too grown up now (sniff).


28 comments:

  1. Please tell your daughter her new hairdo is perfect--just enough length to ponytail or updo. And I'm not sure how it's possible, but she looks even prettier! That length really does make her look sophisticated as well. And major kudos to her for donating her locks; thinking of others even as she's changing her style! You must be so proud of her...

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    1. She has been amazed by all of the comments! She absolutely loves her new do. :0)

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  2. Awww, such a great thing to do, and she looks beautiful!

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  3. I love it!! My daughter and granddaughters have done this in the past. Can you imagine how a young girl, who is going through chemo, is going to feel wearing your daughter's beautiful hair? Makes my heart happy.

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    1. That is what I was thinking. Makes my heart happy too!

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  4. She looks amazing! And yes, I think she looks older too. 💖😢

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. My baby is really growing up!

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  5. Aww, she's so cute and what a great way to give to those in need!

    Tania

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  6. Wonderful! One of my sons friends grows her hair for a year, get a pixie cut, donates the hair and begins the process all over again. I think she is on her 5th donation and she says it never gets old.

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  7. What a brilliant decision she made. She looks amazing :-)

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  8. She looks absolutely beautiful (and grown up) You must be so proud of her. Such a kind and wonderful thing to do - you certainly have raised some special children - Congrats. Mary Ellen

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  9. Some of the places where people donate hair still require payment from the people who receive the wigs.

    She looks so cute and older. You did a good job with the cut. Kudos to her and her thoughtfulness.

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  10. What a sweet thoughtful girl she is. And tell her she looks so cute with the new hair cut. (Well, she looked cute before too but you know what I mean. lol) Some other child will look cute because she made the choice to give. What a beautiful thing to do!

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  11. Yes, she does look grown up, but what an awesome kid! Someone will be thrilled to wear her beautiful hair soon. Her haircut is great!!

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    1. I agree! She is pretty darned awesome. And she loves her new haircut too!

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  12. What a special young lady! She's very pretty inside and out.

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  13. Wow she had you cut off a lot! I am glad she chose wigs for kids, versus a less reputable organization that sells 99% of the donations for extensions and then charges the recipients for poorly made wigs. I can fully understand your concerns about cutting off so much of her beautiful hair. My husband took off about six inches off of my hair that to my hips last summer, and he was very reluctant to cut off that much of my length. I told him yes about a dozen times. At least you kept it long enough so that she can still pull it back in a ponytail when she does gym and other activities that she doesn’t want her hair hanging in her face.

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    1. We did our best to research places and these guys offer help to kids in need so that sold us. She still loves her new shorter haircut. Much easier to take care of too.

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