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!