I’ve wanted to cut off all my hair for months. I’ve gone back and forth between short haircuts and long locks since my preteen years.
Here’s how the conversation goes in my head when my hair is long: I am so sick of all this hair. It’s too thick. It’s always tangled. It takes forever to dry. I never style it. It’s always in a bun. I’m cutting it off.
And when it’s short: I miss being able to put my hair up. Look at those cute hairstyles those women are doing! I want to be able to do that. I’m going to grow out my hair again.
This time, I wanted a super short cut. (I like hair that’s easy. And, if I’m honest, I’m happier with it when it’s shorter.)
My hair was halfway down my back before I chopped it. No sense wasting all of it, right? So I’m donating what was cut to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to kids suffering from long-term hair loss from any diagnosis.
I’m sending them 3 lbs. of hair (no wonder I feel so much lighter!) so I’m guessing they will be able to make more than one wig with it.
If your hair is unbleached (highlights are allowed) and you’ve got at least 10 inches (tip to tip once cut) to spare, consider donating to Locks of Love. You don’t have to go with a super-short cut. Just grow it out extra long so you’ll have plenty to spare.