Friday, July 18, 2008

Hair Today, Gone....Now

I've been talking about doing it for awhile now, so I finally cut my hair on Tuesday. It may sound like no big deal to most people, but it was to me. For starters, I hadn't had a real haircut in about 4 years. Don't get me wrong, I've had my bangs cut and my hair trimmed a few inches over the years, but I haven't had a significant haircut since the summer before I started teaching. As stupid as it sounds, I had grown very attached to my hair. It was down to my waist in length, and I had blow drying it and styling it down to a science. Still, it was time to get it cut, no doubt! I finally made up my mind to go get it done on Tuesday afternoon, after putting it off several times this summer. Sitting in the chair, I really wanted to change my mind again and have my hair trimmed instead of cut. Despite this desire, I went through with it and had about 12 inches taken off. Why so much? Well, I went into the hair salon knowing that I was going to donate the hair to Locks of Love, which is an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients out of real, donated hair. In order to donate, you have to give at least 10 inches. My hairdresser took a little extra, probably because the ends of my hair were in bad shape and probably were best left unused. After my locks were cut off, I looked in the mirror and hardly recognized myself! My hair is far from long now! 12 inches made a huge difference! Do I like my new hairdo? Not especially! I don't know if I'm just not used to it yet, but I'm not a big fan of it! Call me vain, but I had grown accustomed to my long hair. I always received a ton of compliments about it, and now it is all gone! This is the second time I have donated, so I know my hair will grow back quickly. In the meantime, I know that the hair I cut off is going toward a good cause!