I decided to make an appointment and hack it all off ... for a good cause of course. I'll be donating my hair to make wigs for women who have suffered hair loss due to cancer & it's treatements.
As you can see in this photo - I wore my hair down to work. It was sort of like me saying goodbye.
In the chair getting my hair seperated and tied so that they could be cut off.
I decided to cut off a foot... I think he cut off a little more! No matter....
I still have a decent amount of hair and I love my lighter shorter do.
I'll be sending my hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths. They accept hair at 8 inches or more. I'll be sending them closer to 12. Though Locks of Love is a popular place to send your hair (and I have sent hair there in the past), I have recently heard that much hair goes to waste there in the wig making process & I've also heard that they turn around and often times sell the wigs on a sliding scale based on financial need. Though this may be a rumor, this didn't bode well with me. Research I've done has shown it to be a mixed bag ... going in both directions. Also their mission is to provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Pantene's Beautiful Lengths is a partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), a large not for profit agency. They accept monetary & hair donations, make wigs that are then turned over to ACS' wig banks, which distribute wigs accross the country.
I feel a bit more confident donating my hair to Pantene. And that is where my hair will go.