Archive for May, 2010

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

May 23, 2010

Well, it’s done.  I finally took the plunge and chopped it all off.  I am less 12 inches of hair and ready to mail what will be my third donation to Locks of Love.  My head feels about ten pounds lighter, and I don’t have to spend so much quality time with my hairbrush now, so that’s a relief.

Losing that much hair all at once takes some getting used to.  It was quite a surreal experience the first time a stylist chopped off my ponytail and waved it in front of my face.  It’s even weirder the first time you try to run your fingers through your hair afterward… and run out of hair.  This time around I nearly gave myself whiplash after washing my hair.  Flipping my head over to wrap my hair in a towel used to require a certain amount of momentum, and after showering the day I had it cut, I flipped my head like normal only to find that there was nothing left to flip.  My neck didn’t care for the experience, and I nearly lost my balance.

But anyway, it’s all for a good cause, so if any of you long-haired folks out there (and I don’t just mean the ladies, boys!) are thinking about cutting your hair, don’t let it go in the trash!  Locks of Love needs a minimum of 10 inches, and most salons will either send it in for you or give you a form so you can send it yourself.  It’s a simple thing, but every ponytail they get can make a big difference in someone’s life, so if you’re like me and have more hair than you need (or want!), why not let someone else benefit?  🙂