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Saturday, February 14, 2009

A long donation

I am not one of those people who cuts their hair very often. First of all, I don't want to pay for frequent haircuts -- I'm too cheap. Also, and this is probably the bigger issue, my hair doesn't grow very fast. It seems my friend Hilary chops her hair and then the next season has to decide whether or not to do it again. My youngest sister Rebecca, who always has long hair, has donated her hair to locks of love three times.

Well, a couple of months ago my hair really started bugging me. It was too long, and I wanted to get it cut. However, I decided that it would be cool if at least once in my life I got it long enough to donate to Locks of Love. So, I waited ... and whined ... and waited some more.

FINALLY I measured it this week and it was long enough to donate (they need 10 inches minimum). HOORAY!!! I called my cosmetologist niece and asked her if she would do the honors. She came over the next day (thank goodness) and chopped the 10 inches off of my hair.

When my sister Rachel saw how thin my hair is, said my donation should give Locks of Love enough hair for someone's bangs. Sigh. I like my thin hair, but it sure won't do much for a wig! However, at least I can say I've done it at least once, even if I never plan on getting my hair long enough to do it again. :)

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the Rowleys said...

how cool! So are you going to do any layers with your shorter hair? I want to see how you will style it now. :)

Theresa C said...

Wow... your hair was so long! I think you're awesome for donating your hair to Locks of Love. I never let mine get long enough, but my daughters have made a couple of donations. Oh, and your new "do" looks super cute :)

Jana Nielsen said...

That's awsome! I noticed that Becca has her hair cut. Did she do the same thing?

Lizzylou said...

I thought you looked different today in church. It looks great! I've been tempted lately to go really short. I don't know if I'll ever get the nerve but it looks great on you.