Good morning my fellow Lacquered Lovers! I hope you don't mind, but I have a quick post this morning that is not polish related followed by an extra special polish post this afternoon.
Five years ago, right after Thanksgiving, I decided to donate my very long, thick hair to Locks of Love. For those of you who don't know what Locks of Love is, it's an organization that takes hair donations and makes wigs for children under the age of 21 that have an illness that causes them to lose their hair. You can check out their website and all the wonderful things they do HERE.
So, since the last time, I've been growing my hair again and realized a few months ago that it was almost down to my butt! So, I decided I'd donate it again. I made my appointment for yesterday. Here are my before pictures. My hair is slightly curled so it's even longer than it looks here!
So much hair! Ah! It was literally almost to my butt! On top of that, my hair is thick and curly so it just seemed like there was hair everywhere! When I went to get it cut, we ended up doing 12 inch long ponytails (the minimum requirement for Locks of Love is 10 inches and there are other organizations like Pantene that only require 8 inches.) We ended up cutting at least another 2 inches off for the styling! So, here I am with short hair!
So short! I also decided to jazz up the color so we added some bright red streaks to it! Now, the fire engine red will fade out into a golden red highlight, but I'm kind of loving my slightly punk rock flaming red streaks! They are all hidden underneath so depending on how my hair is laying they peek out! Here is a quick example of one of them:
So there you have it! I'm sending off my hair today and hopefully the donation will help someone! I highly recommend you long haired ladies consider doing it as well, it's for a great cause and we all know that our hair will grow back!
Have any of you ever donated your hair?