Friday, May 7, 2010

Cutting For Love


I decided after I donated my hair for the first time to here that I wanted to continue to donate my hair. It's a weird feeling of anticipation all day for me, and definitely hard when they chop the ponytail off (wanted to cry for sure this time). I know people say it's just hair-it will grow back-but usually they are the ones with short hair! My hair is kind of like a comforting blanket-it's always there! It is super easy to do and cheap to maintain! I have a little moment of panic after they cut it off, "It's like crap-did I really want to do that? Will I be able to even do my hair? What if they end up messing it up and they have no where to go but a boys botch cut?" I know-silly really, but none the less it is a hard decision that I have to talk myself into and pump myself up for. I made the decision about a month ago and before I could change my mind I made an appointment and didn't tell anyone-even Eric when I was doing it. When I went in I brought a couple photos, but told the awesome stylist that she could just go for it and do what she thought was best. I am still getting used to the back being short, and I learned today that I can't take showers at night or it is awful and hard to do in the morning. I think the color is daring and super fun, but I am still adjusting to it as well. It's funny when I can't feel it on my neck, or I hold it out of the way of the drinking fountain, or move it so it doesn't get caught on my computer bags straps, even better is when I have to double take in a mirror, or when the little kiddos at work say "Mrs. O is that really you? Did your hair change colors? Did you cut your hair?"-the looks on their faces are priceless and their compliments mean the world to me! I know that I am cutting for a great cause, and knowing that I can make even a small difference this way makes it all worth it. I cannot even imagine how hard it would be to lose your hair. I remember watching my Grandma's hair thin and fall out. My heart aches for those young kids and adults who have to go through the pains and embarrassment of losing their hair. My fear might make me second guess a decision after it is made, but the realization that my hair can and will grow back completely changes my outlook! Here's to another 2+ years growing my hair to anticipate a cut for love! I challenge you all to join me in my cut for love!

New styles for all my friends!


Liz

8 comments:

Becky said...

Your heart is darling! I love it!

The Archibalds said...

LOVE IT, very cute. Way to go. Sorry I can't donate mine, it's colored and probably way too damaged, hee hee.

Kelsie said...

What an awesome thing you did!! You look great! I think you would look great in whatever hair style you wore.

Katie Ladwig said...

I did that as well. I have done it a couple of times but this last time, a couple of months ago I did it with my sister in mind. It really does change things and make you really appreciate it more. Way to go and the hair cut looks totally cute!

chelseyandmatt said...

Love the hair!! And for a good purpose!! Maybe if my hair grows another 10 inches I will join you, but I don't look as cute as you do with short hair!

Melinda said...

I've done that several times, starting with a couple weeks after I got married :-) Although, I've been thinking that for my class reunion I'll get it cut again. I love all the lengths of hair I've had, and curly hair is rather interesting and limiting on styles. I have a weird complex where when I have long hair, I miss my short hair and when I have short hair I miss being able to pull it back when it's long. So the only solution I have is to continue to grow it out for 2 years and chop it every two year, lol. I think the cut looks amazing on you!

Angela Frasure said...

Liz, it looks awesome!! So cute!! And such a selfless thing to do. No one would ever want my hair- trust me theyd rather be bald! :)

rebecca said...

how cute are you!!