Today is National Hair Donation Day! I thought I would celebrate, since I've donated my hair twice now...and one of those times being here recently! Both time I've been a random spur of the moment type thing...I was growing it out to donate, but I didn't have a date or length set. I just knew I would be ready when I was ready--and that's how it happened!The first time I did it was in the summer of 2008. This was the summer after my Freshmen year of college. I hate to admit, but I'm pretty sure I had gotten in a fight with my boyfriend and he liked my long hair, so that's why I went and cut if off! [BAD, I know! :P]
At the pool with Whitters the day I got it cut! It was a great summer do and change!!
After the pony tail dried...and I was about to mail it off!
This time...I just went in for a cut. I wanted a few inches off, but I knew I didn't have enough to donate yet...and I didn't want to go super short, just to be able to donate. But when I told Jennifer where I wanted it cut, she was like "Kati, you have more than enough to donate!" So we got out the tape measure and she was right! I guess I had no idea how long my hair really was!
This time she used a buzzer instead of scissors...she said it gets the job done a lot quicker...because my hair is so thick, and she was right!
I had to "re-learn" how to fix and take care of short hair! It was an adjustment for sure. This is what I sent all my friends the day I cut it. Haha!This was after a few weeks...when I had finally figured out what I was doing again!
I highly suggest donating your hair. It's such an easy and almost effortless thing to do--and it's just hair!! It will grow back! I will probably keep my hair short for a while and then be back at growing it out again.
I always use Locks of Love, but there are plenty of other places that take donations as well. You can find their Rules and Guidelines for donations HERE.