Thursday, December 07, 2006

So close and yet so far.....

I've been growing my hair for the past year for Locks of Love and I'm trying so hard to be patient. It's definitely long enough to do now -- you donate 10" of hair. But if I did it today (which I have to be honest, I almost did!) my hair would be right above shoulder length. My stylist thinks that by February or March, it will be long enough to cut and have it be at a length that I will feel comfortable with. I took about 1/4 inch off today to freshen it up a bit, but it's at that point where I almost can't stand it anymore. If I can just hang on for a few more months, I'll be good for the donation, and I'll feel really good that I was able to do it - and maybe even still like my hair afterwards. Trust me, there's nothing worse than getting a hair cut and hating it. It's like being in a Halloween costume that you can't get out of. I spent a lifetime of bad hair cuts when I was a teenager. Always changing my hair color, my style.....finally in my early 20's I settled into a more traditional appearance. So I know what it's like to hate my hair, and I don't miss that feeling at all. To be selfless, yet selfish at the same time....this is the game I'm playing at the moment.

There is another organization - I'm not sure of the name of it - but they only need 8" instead of 10. If I can find out who they are, I may donate to them instead and cut this mane down a bit sooner rather than later. One would think that with the internet as it is, it should be a no brainer to find them. And yet, I'm struggling.

6 comments:

martie said...

The only one I've ever heard of is "Locks of Love". I could never do that....when my hair gets to my shoulders it drives me crazy and I always get it cut short way before it hits my shoulders. It's a very good cause though and you are kind to do it!! HUGS

Anonymous said...

http://www.cancer.ca/ccs/internet/standard/0,3182,3543_14519_84874484_langId-en,00.html

http://www.cutsforcancer.net/cfc_faq.htm

http://www.evelynswigs.com/hair_donations.htm

Anonymous said...

that anonymous abouve is from me Eve your cousin...this is what I found on the internet for you...hope it helps

Lloyd L. Corricelli said...

I could use a little in the back, only about three inches!

Glitter/Aleka said...

Ooh...I remember you talking about that many many moons ago...

Man! I could never do what you are doing. I'd want to hack my hair off

Big Ben said...

Hair at the shoulder would look fine on you. Bad hair cuts are the story of my life, but that is what you get when you try to only spend $8.