I Lost 23 Inches Today - Photos
Thursday, October 08, 2009
My mama is a breast cancer survivor after a lumpectomy, a partial mastectomy and rounds of radiation, she is completely cancer free! Let me hear a WOOT WOOT!
In gratitude to the universe, I decided to cut my hair and donate it to Locks of Love. For folks who aren't familiar with this organization, Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides high quality, all natural hairpieces to children suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatments, alopecia and other hair loss disorders at discounted prices or for free. The wigs are vacuum sealed to the scalp so they can swim, shower, and play without worrying about the hairpiece moving or falling off.
It's a lot of hair. I was pretty attached to my hair for reasons I can't fathom. It took about 45 minutes with the use of a hair dryer to get mostly dry. It was wickedly expensive to have cut and colored because it was so long. And not being the most energetic at 5am, here's how I wore it 9 days out of 10:
While researching Locks of Love I learned that 80% of their donations are from children. Just how on earth could I justify hanging on to hair that I considered a hassle most days, when there are 8 years old who don't have a qualm? It takes about 6 - 10 ponytails worth of hair to make just one wig. I was able to donate two braids, each about 16" long
I researched and took in pictures of the cut I wanted. I didn't quite get what I was aiming for, but I'm still feeling really good about my choice.
and the front... TA DA!