Holy Moly!! It is JUNE!!!!
How on Earth did that happen?!
I meant to post this about a week ago but honestly, time has just gotten away from me!
On May 23rd LAST YEAR, my friend Jess (HOLLA!) went with me to get my hair chopped off. You can read all about it here
For those who weren't hanging around here then, this is what my hair length was BEFORE:
LITERALLY this picture was taken like 2 weeks before I went and chopped it.
This is the AFTER
I always think about keeping it shorter but then I look at pictures and realize I did so much more when my hair was longer. so pretty much since the day I cut it off, i started growing it back out again. Although I really didn't like the short short hair, I really liked the cause for which I did it. About 6 weeks after donating, I received a card in the mail from Beautiful Lengths thanking me for my donation. I felt good about it all over again.
I probably won't ever do it again simply because I LOATHED how short my hair was; I would, however, recommend that every woman donate at least once in their lifetime. It was so rewarding and I knew that I could grow my hair back out - whereas some of the recipients could not.
Now - a year later - my hair is past my shoulders and I have even had three hair cuts since my donation! I am lucky that my hair grows pretty quickly. Looking back, I am so happy that I donated my hair, even when I struggled with the short length, I always found that I felt better about it all when I thought about what I helped do for someone else. I ended up donating a total of about 13 inches and then the rest of the length I lost in styling my hair. Beautiful Lengths doesn't require the full 12 inches for donation; I believe their minimum is 9. If you have ever considered donating but weren't sure, I definitely encourage you to do it. I felt really great about what I did.
Oh and for reference - here is a picture of me and my sis from about two weeks ago:
Believe it or not, my hair is a little longer than this already!
Have you ever donated your hair?
Would you ever want to?