It took quite a lot of courage to get my hair cut short and donate it to charity but I am honestly so happy that I did it!
So on the 31st January I headed into the hair salon at my college feeling both terrified and excited at the same time. When I left I felt so good about what I just did which contrasts how I felt when I was getting it cut because I was literally shaking and my heart was pounding!
Lets take it back now y’all to explain why I decided to do this:
So if you have seen some of my outfit posts then you will know that I have a lot of hair. I mean A LOT! It was super long and super thick and even though it looked good (not to be vain or anything) it was so hard to maintain. I couldn’t get a brush through it and it was just so unbelievably annoying and I couldn’t take it anymore. So I wanted to get it cut short and then I thought why not do a good deed at the same time and donate it to charity. And that’s what I decided to do.
As you can see in these before shots that I did on the morning, I have very long, thick hair. And an extremely messy room…
For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Little Princess Trust is a charity that takes donations of your hair. I know this might sound a bit odd but basically with all of the donated hair they make it into real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other illnesses.
Cancer has affected my family a lot and that in turn has affected me so it’s good to give back and I like doing things for charity because it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
I shall tell you how they do it because they don’t just cut it off and sweep it into a bag, it’s a bit more complex than that. So once it has been washed and blow dryed (which took over an hour cause I have so much hair) they put it into sections depending on how much hair you have, in my case 4. Then they plait it and snip away. This is by far the most terrifying part. I had a friend with me so she was reassuring me but there was a crowd of people around the chair watching and my heart was literally pounding and my palms were so sweaty. It was horrible. But once it had been done and they levelled it off I had got my heart rate back to normal and I loved how it looked.
Gonna be honest and say that it was a little shorter than I wanted but it will grow back.
These photos were taken the day afterwards so it had gone back to being curly cause it was quite straight after they had done it as it had been blow dryed. Not gonna lie it makes me look so much older *insert sassy lady emoji*
I’m not asking you to go and cut off your hair but I am writing this post to raise awareness because doing anything for any charity can really make a difference. In my case I am providing kids with wigs but you might want to do something different and donate your time or even money. Even buying stuff from a charity shop can help people.
Here is a link to the Little Princess website: http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair/
If you are planning on doing this, check the guidelines and make sure that the hairdressing salon either send it off or give it to you to send off.
What sort of things (no matter how big or little) do you do for charity?
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