I have had long hair for as long as I can remember. In the past two years I’ve MAYBE had it cut 3 times. It was easier to braid it and be done with it.
My hair was about 24 inches long… until today.
When I was a senior in college my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watching her go through that was very difficult for me. This was someone that I talk to every day, someone who used to braid my hair for me… and now she was losing hers. She has since recovered (YAY Mom!) and is doing very well.
I decided to donate my hair to Locks of Love. So today, I told one open-minded person that I was going. If I told more people they probably would’ve talked me out of it and I didn’t want that.
I went to the hair salon and got 11 inches chopped off.
I don’t particularly like it but I don’t hate it either. It will grow on me. I know that I made a good decision and that is what makes me happy.
If you have long hair i highly recommend you donate it. Here are my top 10 reasons:
1. Someone else would be more than thankful for it
2. There is no better feeling in the world than helping someone else
3. When women lose their hair it is a serious shock to their system. Our culture puts so much emphasis on “hair is beauty” that women feel very insecure without it.
4. It constantly gets pulled
5. It gets caught in the car door
6. you can’t do anything with it but pull it up. Even then it probably falls out of the ponytail
7. It is heavy
8. It takes FOREVER to dry
9. You spend a lot of $$ on shampoo and conditioner
10. You can’t curl it because the weight pulls out the curls
BONUS: It grows back!
31 thoughts on “Who Says Hair Makes You Beautiful?!”
Wow Megan, that is an amazing thing that you did. . . I can’t really explain it with words. You are a great person!
That is sweet, thank you!
The joy of hair, for whoever owns it, 🙂
“For whomever owns it” being the key words lol.
I am so proud of you. Love you tons and tons! Thank you for doing that.
Thanks, wish I could’ve given my hair to you!
wow! great decision!
I remember when I did that. Admittedly, it wasn’t that much, but there was still a fair bit. I’m impressed that you took that much off
I’m glad you did it! Thank you 🙂
I was surprised too. It was a lot. I think my hair weighed a good 5 lbs bc it felt so light!
LOL. One of the things it took me while to get used to was flick my head to get the hair out of my face. After 3 years of virtually no hair, I’m growing it again now though. Just not looking forward to the unmanageable stage
Haha I just did that… Or tried to do that! It will be an adjustment but nothing I can’t get used to. Good luck growing yours out again!
It will 😀 People will think you’ve got a a twitch for a little while LOL
Thanks 🙂 Going to see how far I can get my grey streaks 😀
Haha, I look forward to that!
Do you have pictures of the cut? Or one from before and after? I’ll post them if you are interested!
No, when I went through my bad depression, I deleted or destroyed nearly all photos of me.
Oh, I’m sorry! Glad you are doing better now 🙂
Much better, thanks 🙂
You look great!!
Thank you! You’re so sweet!
What an awesome gesture, Megan! It is the art of giving that truly warms the heart♥
Isn’t that the truth? Tis the season!
You look fabulous! Such a gorgeous gift you have given!
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Thank you twice 🙂 that’s very kind of you.
11. You look great!!!!
You are a wonderful person! And you look beautiful on the outside as well on the inside!!
Awww, that is very sweet of you. Thank you!
I donated 10 inches in June:)
That is great to hear! Thank you!
Do you have a picture! I’ll post it if you send it to me!