Long Locks for Locks of Love

25 Jun

I was out-of-town this weekend and didn’t bake anything special so I thought I would diverge from my usual baking posts to talk about something that has been on my mind as lately.

I’ve been growing my hair out for about 3 years.  Back in the day, I used to have the infamous Victoria Beckham haircut and loved it (and the boyfriend loved it too) but it was getting really popular and, soon, everyone had it.  I would walk down the street, look around, and immediately feel like one of many.  I didn’t feel unique anymore, so I decided to grow my hair out (plus, one of my friends said that longer hair suits me better).

I have continued to grow out my hair because I want to donate it to either Locks of Love, which is “a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children…suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis,” or Pantene Beautiful Lengths, where donated hair goes to make free and beautiful real-hair wigs for women with cancer.  I feel that I have been blessed growing up with food in my belly, a roof over my head, and a loving family, that I should give back and do some good.  I mean, it’s so easy to grow out my hair, and knowing that I can do something as simple as that to help others, has kept me from cutting off my hair years ago.  I’m proud to say that my hair is now 10 inches long (from the nape of my neck to the ends), enough to be donated!

There is one thing I completely overlooked when thinking about donating my hair….  I found out that Pantene will not accept color treated hair.  Sooo, I can’t donate my hair to Pantene quite yet, because I used to use permanent dye for my hair but currently only have about 2-3 inches of donatable hair since I switched to semi-permanent last year.  The way I see it, I have two options: (1) grow out as much as possible and donate the colored portion to Locks of Love, then grow out some more and donate non-permanently dyed hair to Pantene; or (2) cut my hair short again (that’ll make my boyfriend happy) to get all of the dyed portions off then donate my hair to either Locks of Love or Pantene.  What do you think?  Option 1 or 2?  I’m kind of excited about cutting my hair short again!!!  I’ll take before & after pics when I cut it.

Anyways, I hope this post has got you thinking about little ways you can change someones elses life because “if we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.”  I hope you all have a wonderful day, week, month, year, and remember to eat sweets!  They make you sweeter : )

2 Responses to “Long Locks for Locks of Love”

  1. Socially Awkward Penguin June 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    You should cut it short so you can donate it to me.. err I mean you…uh I mean.. to those good causes… either way cut it short…is it getting hot in here? I’ll see myself out….

    • uhohitstams June 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      hahahha, i’m really leaning towards cutting it really soon and donating it to locks of love. Growing it out again, and donating that to Pantene. But I got to find a place that will cut it accordingly. I’m sure you’d be happy if I cut it… : )

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