Firstly, sorry for the lack of online presence, both with blogging, reading and commentating. My boyfriend moved to Portugal today, and I'm staying here, so I wanted to spend as much time with him as I could. And I helped him pack and sort out his life too so I didn't go online much. I'm a lovely girlfriend I packed his whole suitcase! He only took one suitcase and a bag! How do guys manage to do that? I'd want to take more than that for a holiday, let alone living in another country for the next year or two! He also picked today of all days to travel (Sept 11th, RIP) and I'm muchly sad now, and will probably be spending a lot of time online.
Anyways I digress. So above is a picture of my hair, not the best sorry but it was in the morning right before I went to get it all chopped off! I've been saying I'd donate my hair for months, but then I started to take care of it, and started to like it and want to keep it long! Even though I never did anything with it. I had thick, long, half way down my back length hair and I could do a Lady Godiva... if I wanted too! (Which I don't). The end 3/4's were dyed, but it'd faded as I haven't dyed my hair in over a year. I've had a few trims in the years but the last huge haircut I got was two years ago and I cut it shoulder length. (Then dyed it practically black after a break up, worse decision ever!) Yeah so that's a little hair history for you, sorry for boring you to death!
I went to my local hairdressers, who I go to about once a year (I hate going to hairdressers! I used to make friends come with me haha). I said I wanted to donate it, and I'm guessing they don't really have that many donate requests, and were all really proud of me! So that was a big ego boost! Plus it was quiet and only one other woman was having her hair done, and they all watched my hairdresser cut off my ponytail (She looked scared!), and said I should of have had it filmed! It was really weird though when it was cut off, I wasn't said or anything but it felt really light. She cut less off than I would have liked, because she wanted more to work with afterwards, but oh well. I was taking it home with me so wrapped it up in some tissue and put it in a bag. To donate, not because I'm a creepy hair collecting lady! But I did have fun freaking my brothers out with the pony tail afterwards haha!
I said I wanted a long bob, long enough to put up and I really liked what she did. She also thinned it out for me, but it's still too thick! It's really short at the back which I couldn't get a decent picture of and when I went home I saw my shadow on the ground and my hair was bouncing! Fun! So I like short hair, but I can't do anything with it! I'm useless at styling so it'll never look that nice again, and it's a little bit too short to put up, as its still thick, really silky and won't stay put! I am missing my long hair a bit, but my hair feels really healthy now. Plus I don't miss how long it used to take to wash and dry! Only the end bits still have dye on (I've been dyeing it since I was 12) but I am planning on dyeing it blonde soon! As I'm already bored with my natural colour which is darker than the photo above.
Anyway, the point to this blog, was not just about my hair, but about donating it! I volunteered in a school during my last year in uni, and this little girl in my class had leukemia, so she spent a lot of time out of school, and when she came back all her hair had gone. She wore scarfs a lot, but came in one day wearing a wig made out of human hair and I thought it would be nice to donate my hair, but I thought I couldn't because I'd dyed it. However, a few months ago I looked it up, and they accept all kinds of hair, as long as its over 7 inches in length, and not old ponytails! At the time I looked I thought I couldn't bleach it (I wanted ombre hair) so I didn't, but it turns out you can donate that too!
The charity I'm donating my hair to is called Little Princesses and you can learn all about the rules here. The wigs for children are free and it takes about 8-9 ponytails just to make one wig! I just donated my hair and some money, but wish I'd done a fundraising event for it, but I was a bit too... um shy/awkward to ask people for money. But I'm glad I did it. I'm sharing this here, in case anyone else is thinking about cutting their hair. If you're cutting a huge amount off maybe think about donating it? You'll feel like a super person afterwards!