I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful start to the new year!
A few weeks back now was the deadline I gave myself; last year I decided I definitely wanted to cut my hair short so that I could donate it. I ended up growing it slightly longer first, in order to donate a bit more and make sure it was all healthy. (I know it’s not perfect but I tried!)
I decided to donate my hair because when I was younger, I used to feel very insecure about strangers staring at me because of the way I walked and so doing something with my hair gave me the confidence to face them with a smile, when they would finally look up and meet my eyes, rather then a frown. (Kinda similar to why some people choose to wear make-up.) It gave me confidence and I don’t know what I would have done instead – when I was younger if for any reason I didn’t have that option. Put simply, that thought inspired me to donate my hair.
If you’ve not heard of the little princess trust, here is brief overview in their own words:
“The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses”
(It’s also possible to part-take in various fundraising activities other than cutting your hair! If you would like to find out more about the charity or for the guidelines of donation – I’ll put a link to their website here.)
This was the length of my hair before I got it cut. Tasha, the lovely hairdresser who did it for me, walked over to me and jokingly said ‘so you’re cutting it short today, yes?’ And when I responded along the lines of well, actually, yes please she seemed quite surprised. So, my hair was divided in to four braids, cut above the bands and that was it!
For as long as I can remember I have always had long hair and so I’m still getting used to the fact that having a ‘bad hair day’ is actually a thing now and wondering what on Earth to do with it!
Phoebe from ‘Friends’ made me first realise when I was younger that, there is no such thing as an entirely selfless good deed. Nether the less, I would like to do something different for every month of the year, ( I’m happy for it to continue for obviously longer than a month – it doesn’t have to be a one off thing!) So, if anyone has any suggestions? I would really appreciate them!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I’ll catch up this week!