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Locks of Love

This past Sunday I did something that I am very proud of.  I donated my hair to Locks of Love.

The minimum length of hair they need for a wig is 10 inches.  It took me about 2 1/2 years to grow my hair as long as it was and it was still only 10.5 inches!

It was definitely a little bittersweet cutting off my hair because I did love the look of my long hair but I had to remember that it was going to go to someone who needed it more than I did.  My hair, that made me feel beautiful, would now be going to make a child feel beautiful…that made it worth it 🙂

Here we go!

Since there were no mirrors around I wasn’t able to watch the transformation process so once I saw myself, it was so strange!

My wonderful hairdresser, Dawn, who has been cutting my hair once I finally grew it (I was at least 2 years old before I had any hair!)

I love my new hair cut and it couldn’t have come at a better time (it was 85 degrees on Sunday!).

What’s the best thing about having short hair, you ask?  NOT HAVING IT GET CAUGHT IN THINGS!  Every time I put my purse over my shoulder I’d have to pull my hair out of it!  Every time I sat down I’d have to sweep my hair over my shoulder so I wouldn’t lean on it!

Close to $350 was raised for Locks of Love to help them offset the costs of making the wigs, not to mention the 8+ hair donations!

Even though I was able to cross this off of my bucket list, I know that I will be doing it again.  It’s such a great cause 🙂

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