Well, let’s first start off that I have definitely been growing my hair out for the past year with hopes of doing this exact thing, but just didn’t quite know when I had grown it out long enough to do so!
I was very sleep deprived (going on 36 hours of no sleep and having worked a 12 hr shift the day before), and I knew I had to do something just to keep me awake for my hour drive home, from my parents house. I was supposed to be working that day (called in due to having to take Brielle to the E.R. at 2:30am–that’s a blog in and of itself), and I knew that I had to make the most of the day off and a sick child as I could.
I had just gotten gas at Wal-Mart (it is SO cheap right now, YEAH!), and asked Brielle if she felt good enough to sit on my lap while mommy got a hair cut. She said yes, and then off we were to great clips (the closest salon and the most affordable)! I had no idea what to expect and was only planning on cutting 10 inches off to donate to the locks of love organization, like I did a year ago. Well, when I started to explain my intentions, the nice hairdresser told me that they partner up with Wigs for Kids (you can find them here) and they are an organization that doesn’t charge the children for the hair replacement and I was definitely on board once I heard that! I love helping out children, and I even let my hair dresser cut off a little more than 12 as well! I really don’t do ANYTHING with my hair throughout the year (as a nurse, we always have to wear our hair up), and on a nice occasion I will most likely just curl it (takes 5 seconds with mousse) and call it a day. I have never gone this short before, but I know that in time, it will be long enough for me to do cute hairstyles with! So, I will leave you with a little bit about the organization, and them some before and after pictures of me! 🙂
“For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families.
The effects of hair loss go deeper than just a change in a child’s outward appearance. Hair loss can erode a child’s self-confidence and limit them from experiencing life the way children should. With an injured self-image, a child’s attitude toward treatment and their physical response to it can be negatively affected also. Wigs for Kids helps children suffering from hair loss look themselves and live their lives.
Because we never charge families for hair replacements, we depend on generous people like you that want to help donate hair for cancer and other sources of hair loss. In order to help children who have suffered from hair loss due to complications such as Alopecia in children and other medical issues, a monetary or hair donation is always appreciated.”
Just FYI anyone can donate, and it doesn’t have to be at a Great Clips, you can do it from home, or another salon as well, just follow the instructions on the web page.
Here are a few pictures of the event! 🙂