Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hair Donation for Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Yikes! I did it!

Late Thursday I had more than nine inches cut off my hair to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths to make wigs for cancer patients. Pantene requires at least 8 inches, which is one reason I decided to donate to them. Locks of Love wants 10 inches and Wigs for Kids wants 12. The other reason I wanted to do Pantene was because they make wigs for adults as well as children.

I've been thinking about this for sometime, and finally did it. My hair feels very short to me now. I know that probably seems ridiculous, but that's how it feels.

Lacy started by brushing it all out, then banding it together and measuring before the actual cut.

I could feel the cut. It was a very weird sensation.

I was a little anxious about it, but really wanted to donate. I needed a trim of at least half that much, so decided to just bite the bullet and get it done.

Hair grows about half an inch a month, so with trims, that's more than two years worth of hair growth snipped off.

When you see those people on makeover shows crying about having their hair cut and you think, "geeeeezz louise... that is so freaking weird..." - well, I would be one of those people. I can't explain it. I know it makes no real sense. But, there it is nonetheless.

I went from this....

to this...

You may recall my crude simulation of a hair cut a couple of months ago... it's not too far off from that.

Frankly, it feels very short to me. I know that probably seems stupid, but that's how it feels to me. However, I'm very glad I did it. I now have it in a zip baggie, ready to mail to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Oddly enough, I'm still having separation anxiety. But, I'll get it in the mail next week and it can do someone some good. That's a wonderful feeling.

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lewister said...

Yeah for you!! I'm also planning a donation to the Pantene program for pretty much the same reasons. But my hair is no where near as long as yours, so it'll be pretty short once it's cut. Probably be sometime in May for me. Hope you get over that separation anxiety!! :-0

Angie said...

Bless your heart!

I'm going to be making a donation very soon too! I'll be walking away with a very short hair cut. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

wow i just went 2 the hair salon but i didinnt get it chopped off beause i didint know how long the lenghth would be cause i alreasy have 14 inches! alex

Patsy Terrell said...

Lewister... you have very thick hair. That will be a great donation!

Patsy Terrell said...

Angie... It's a good feeling to do it. There are lots of places. I chose Pantene because they only ask for 8 inches, as opposed to 10 and 12 for a couple of the others. Short hair is fabulous on some people! You look like you have beautiful bone structure that will pop out and be striking with short hair. Very chic!!! My chubby cheeks need some hair around them! :)

Patsy Terrell said...

Different organizations ask for different amounts. You might look at the link in Lewister's comment where she lists some of the various places. Good luck!