Friday, May 8, 2009

Hair Donating

Today I cut my hair in order to donate it to cancer patients. For the last several years I have wanted to do it. However, I didn't realize that it needed to be dye free so the last time I grew it out it wasn't able to be donate. Well I've been dye free for several years now and my hair has grown the distance necessary to donate and summer is almost here! So what better time than to start the summer off with a new short cut. Truthfully I am not a huge fan of short hair on myself. I like the ease of being about to tie it up in a knot and go. (Even before I was a mom I enjoyed this luxury.) However, I've always wanted to donate my hair.

Why? To be honest I haven't been so introspective to give you a detailed answer other than I feel it is important to do. Like most people in this world my life has been touched by cancer. Not personally mind you. I have never had a cancer scare. My grandfather had liver cancer and he ultimately passed in part because of it - he lived a full life and wasn't nearly as afflicted by it as some people are. A friend of mine from college, her mother is battling a relapse of cancer right now. You can follow her story here. Overall, I think that I just want to help someone feel good about themselves during this time. Now for some that doesn't mean a wig, but for some it truly does and for that person I'm happy to be able to do what I can.

So after measuring, researching where to donate, and discussing with the husband the best post-donation hair-do; I made my appointment and headed to the salon with my son and friend Stacy to make the cut. Ace did very well only fussing toward the end - he was content with Stacy holding him. When I was all done and ready to go I went to hold Ace and he wouldn't come to me - he clung to Stacy and his little mouth pouted and his eyes started to well up, he didn't recognize his mommy. It only took a moment or two for him to adjust, and he seems to be more than fine now.

25 comments:

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I absolutely love your new look!! And good for you for donating your hair.

single wide cottage said...

you look great!!! The cut suites you! :o)

Crazee Juls said...

cute cute

Kate said...

Love the new cut!

Xazmin said...

You look so cute!

I'm supposed to be doing this in a couple of weeks for our school's cancer assembly. I haven't died my hair for a looong time, but the bottom is still remnants of my old colored hair...does this disqualify me?

Kristen Andrews said...

that is so awesome! Your hair looks so cute! Guess what you won the featured reader contest at my site!

Blana said...

I like it! Looks good!

Lori said...

CUTE! I love it! And that was an awesome thing to do.

Lady Di said...

It looks great and it is for a great cause! Well done

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I love the new cut...perfect for summer!

I, too, have always wanted to donate my hair...and though it is long it just seems to stop growing at a certain point that is just a bit too short for the required length of donation...ugh!

Sarah said...

I wanted to donate mine so badly but also have dye in it. Apparently when they process the hair for the wig, if it's been bleached, it just disinegrates :( I recently chopped about 8 inches off anyhow...good for you for donating!

EntertainingMom said...

visiting from SITS... LOVE your new do!!

Rachel said...

Visiting from SITS! What a wonderful thing that you did! Your new haircut is really cute!

Robin said...

Oh my gosh.....we're twins! Okay, maybe not. :-D
Great cause......fabulous hair cut.

Have a beautiful Mother's Day.

fashiongrail said...

Dropping in from SITS.....You look fabulous! And congrats on doing such a good deed:)

Alison said...

love it! looks great on you!

Juliet Grossman said...

Your new hairstyle is great! You look really fantastic. And of course that's not even thinking about what a great cause you are able to help. Enjoy the new 'do.

Marshmallow Circus said...

Great job donating and you got a super cute look out of it!

Beth said...

Holy Cow you look amazing. Thanks for donating your hair too.

maritza said...

Oh my gosh! Your haircut is so pretty! It's a great cut on you and GO YOU for donating your hair!

M.A. said...

Ahh I love it!!! I have considered doing the same... perhaps after the Bar exam! :)

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

stopping by from SITS- I love the shorter cut! I looks really healthy and frames your face so nicely!

Dawn said...

We agree....love the cut!!!! You look so grown up you make me feel old:( Love ya

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Wow. You look great with short hair! But I can imagine it still must have been a sacrifice to cut it! EEEK.

Color Printing said...

My mom is actually having a cancer scare. The bumps are still small, and hopefully they'd still go away. I don't want to lose another loved-one because of that darn sickness. I lost my grandfather to cancer 2 years ago..