Friday, February 10, 2017

Donating My Hair to Cancer Patients Through Pantene!

Back in December, my sis-in-law told me she was cutting her hair and donating it.   I decided to join her and get rid of my long locks too.  I had been wanting to cut my hair for months.  It is always in a bun or ponytail, which is great, but every time I washed it (which honestly, was not very often) it was a tangled mess.  Ain't nobody got time for that!

Short story short, we never got to the salon together over Christmas and ended up getting it done separately and sending pictures! Our hair was pretty much the same length. I donated 10 inches and she did 12.

We got the same shots and texted them to each other!

No I didn't get my hair colored, but it does look much darker in the after shot, doesn't it?  It's got to be the lighting in salon.

For some reason, every time I am about to get my cut my hair,  I wear my hair down and decide that I like it long.   Should I just get a little trim?  I quickly think about the knots I combed out the day before and how I just don't want to mess with it anymore.  NOOOOOOOOOOO
When I say that I felt better the second it was cut off I mean it.  To be able to swing my hair now is EVERYTHING!
I have gone to Helmet for years, (although not recently) so when I saw a Groupon for a cut and style, I jumped on it.
Anne did a fabulous job and I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks.  God, did I need that!!
Of course I have not used a blowdryer (or done anything!) to my hair ever since my cut, but I am still loving my short carefree hair!  NO MORE DREADLOCKS TANGLES! 

If you are interested in donating your hair, there are a plethora of organizations which accept them.
 Pantene Beautiful Lengths has partnered with the American Cancer Society to make wigs for women battling cancer and they have donated over 42,000 real-hair wigs to ACS wig bank.

Although a lot of donated hair is not able to be used for a wig (for a variety of reasons) I am hoping my healthy, never-did-anything-to-it hair will be part of a wig that helps someone!

You can learn more about the program by reading the Frequently Asked Questions.  It was a very easy process.  I read about preparing your hair and making the cut. Then I mailed in my locks.
Have you ever donated your hair?  Would you consider it?  

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