okay, maybe not tomorrow. I love my long hair but I’ve always wanted to donate my hair so that someone going through chemo-therapy could have a wig. I had planned on that when I first started growing out my hair and I was itching to cut it for that purpose well before it was long enough. I’m glad I waited though because I have heard some things about Locks of Love that have made me keep my hair on my head for long after it was long enough. Not that they are a bad charity but it wasn’t the right fit for what I wanted to do. Locks of Love is more for people with Alopecia which is balding that can be in a small area or it can be the whole head. It can also be permanent and it affect people of all ages, men and women. I read several things online that I didn’t like about locks of love but I was leery of trusting information on the internet. Then I met a lady one day that told me her daughter who has cancer was turned away by Locks of Love because she was told that after cancer treatments are finished she will regrow her hair but children with alopecia may never regrow their hair. She also said her daughter had to write an essay about why she deserved to have a wig and that even though they didn’t have enough money to pay their medical bills they would still be expected to pay for a wig. Locks of Love uses a sliding scale for payment but if you are losing your house because you are so far in debt how do they decide how much someone has to pay? I have also learned that a large percentage of the hair that is donated is sold at a cheap price to wig wholesalers to cover overhead costs. So after this I went back to the Locks of Love website and read more. Of course now it has been redone and I didn’t see where it says that now but I learned that they do sell the hair to wholesalers to cover their overhead. I understand that it may be necessary but I just can’t stand to donate my hair that I’ve been growing for years to have it sold for cheap and not used for the purpose I had intended. There were many times I wanted to cut my hair along the way but I didn’t because I wanted to do something that would help someone. I wanted to color my hair but I couldn’t because they wouldn’t except it if I did. I don’t want to help wig wholesalers, I want to help someone who really needs help. So now my hair is really long and I still want to donate it when I cut it. I’m trying to find out about more charities that help people with cancer. I’m looking into Pantene Beautiful Lengths right now which is partnered with the American Cancer Society. I still want to learn everything I can about the program before I really commit but until then I’m enjoying the fun I can have with long hair.
I wanted to add here that even though that lady told me those things doesn’t make it true. You can’t believe everything you hear or read on the internet. I am not going to donate to locks of love because I know they sell a lot of the hair they receive and that I really want to help someone with cancer because that is dear to my heart. My mom had breast cancer and wore a wig for a while and they were so expensive she couldn’t get something she really liked. That is why I’m leaning towards the Pantene program which is connected with the American Cancer Society. If you want to help someone with Alopecia I would call Locks of Love and talk to them about their program.
I just got my hair cut the other day. I used a photo of Taylor Swift’s new hairstyle (left).
Of course my hair is a lot thicker and dark brown so it doesn’t look exactly the same. That’s okay with me though, I can’t dance or sing either. I had to have them thin out my bangs a lot because they were so heavy and they still are a bit. Now I’m going to try the sock bun for curling my hair!
Here is a video on youtube that explains it better
In this video she shows how to actually roll your hair up with the sock donut which you couldn’t really see if the above video.
I have tried this and it turned out so pretty! My bangs were grown out to my chin at the time so I had them pulled back and I just don’t look very good without bangs. I can’t wait to try this again now that I have some!
Here is a haircut I would like if I cut my hair although I don’t know if it would actually work with my hair since my hair has a mind of it’s own. When my hair is chin length or a little longer one side whips one direction in a large wave and the other side goes the same way. So it looks like I’m constantly being blown away by the wind. Even really good hair stylists have tried to fix it and couldn’t. I would just have to cut it a little shorter or longer to avoid that.
I’ll have to post a picture of my haircut later after I’ve had some time to play with it. The family and I have all been sick so I haven’t even felt like taking a picture let alone looked like I should. I didn’t like the way the girl styled it after cutting it so I didn’t take a picture after I got home. She didn’t look much older than my 17 year old and she said she’d had some of the same teachers so she is obviously a new hairdresser. She took so long to cut my hair my car almost froze up in the parking lot. My hair was already like the picture except the bangs so she took 2 hours to trim my long layers and add the bangs. My lady that always cut my hair before doesn’t work there anymore :’O(