If you have ever looked at my profile, the random question it asks me is:
"The hair from your last haircut... What would it say about your new style?"
And my answer:
"It's been so long, it doesn't remember! My goal is to get it styled by Christmas! :)"
It always seems that I am constantly putting it off until it becomes an absolute necessity. I think it has been, oh, at least 8 months since my last appointment. Anyways... My hair has gotten REALLY long. Plus, I have been going through that whole postpartum thing and shedding tons of it all over the house. It has been bad. With long hair, just one piece can turn into a ball and it drives my dear hubby crazy!
Then I started thinking about donating it to Locks of Love. I have friends that have done so, and it would be so great to help bless a child that has lost their own hair due to cancer. You only have to cut off a minimum of ten inches to do so.
I just couldn't decide. I thought about posting a poll and asking what you all thought, but I was worried about hearing you all say to just do it, and cut it off... This made me realize that I am
Realizing this helped me make my decision. So for a little Advent penance, I decided to donate it and bless another child, since I have been so completely blessed myself with my own sweet children. Plus, it will grow back, right!?
Anyways, here are a couple pictures...
Before & After
OK. Now don't laugh! I HATE pictures of myself! But here is the front:
The whole time my sweet hairdresser was sawing away I could hear the words of Amy March in Little Women, "Jo, your hair! Your one true beauty!"
It did turn out better, and longer, than I expected and my hairdresser layered it and added a few highlights as well. (I was hoping that the highlights would help me feel better about turning 30 next month! Yikes!)
My kids and hubby like it, and I'm sure I will get use to it. Twinkle Toes was a little sweetie and said, "I want to get my hair cut like yours so we can be twins!" I love my family!