A Chop for the Cause

I have been letting my hair grow long for the last year or so. I normally don't wear my hair this long, but I chose to do so for a great cause. Thankfully I had reached the 8 inches that I needed to have it cut. We're headed to Orlando next weekend and I didn't think I'd be able to handle the heat with such long hair.

My stylist Tricia had to use to rubber bands to get a more even cut across the back. They say it takes a minimum of 6 ponytails for one wig. I am donating my hair through Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Length's program. I did this about 4 years ago sometime after I had Brooklyn. My hair grew so long during pregnancy that I thought it was a good time to grow it. If you have long hair or you want to grow yours out for the cause, I encourage you to visit their site and learn more about it. It's really simple to do.

This time I wanted to honor my aunt who is battling breast cancer. I figured if she and other women facing cancer could go through the pain of the treatments and the side effects of losing their hair, then I could handle the hassle of growing mine out to honor them. Aunt Doreen this ones for you. I love you and I am praying for you.

I feel so much lighter and it's a perfect cut for summer. I may go back and have her put in a few layers, but for now this will do.

4 comments:

Delia Marley - Grow My Hair Long said...

We have the same advocacy and I also donated my hair few years ago but now, my hair is so short and I knew it will take few more months to be able to donate it again. I am happy that many women and men are engaging into this kind of cause. Thank you.

j e n n i f e r said...

cute cut krista! i had 13 inches cut off to donate just after ezra was born.

Jess Elyse said...

Your new haircut is cute!
I agree about wanting to cut it before going to Florida. I live in Alabama and the summers here are hot hot hot, so having long hair for a little bit longer before donation is going to be fun. haha

But, as you said. It is a little thing we can do for those who go through the battle and lose their hair. :-)

MargoPego said...

I just came over from where you posted the link to this on Blog Frog in the discussion thread on donating hair. I've never done this, but I'm growing my hair out now, & I'd already decided to donate it when it's cut off to an organisation. I was unaware 'til today that there were groups other than Locks Of Love who take donations of hair for this purpose, but that's good to know.

Thank-you for doing this! Your new style's really cute. :D

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