Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sharing on Valetines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

I wanted to quicky share with you guys my new haircut! For most of my life, I've always had long hair. I just feel like you can do more with it - even though I'm usually a throw-it-up-in-a-ponytail type of girl, I like the security long hair brings me. My hair was getting pretty long and shedding everywhere (although, granted my hair sheds still even now), and I usually curled it (if I had the time to) or put it up in a ponytail/bun. I straightened it a few weeks ago and my hair was too long that it just looked odd on me. Like it was too much hair.

Anyways, I've been thinking lately that I wanted to cut and donate my hair, and decided to take the plunge last week! It was an impulsive itch to get my haircut, but I like the way it turned out.

Here's my hair before:

And here's the after:

I don't know much about the type of cut or what my stylist did, I brought in a few photos to give him an idea of what I wanted and he delievered! I really like it, and I feel it makes me look older too. ;)

The only thing I'm not a fan of is that I'll have to straighten it inorder to style it. Butttt, my hair dries a whole lot faster, and it takes me about 15 minutes to straighten my hair now anyways.

I'm going to have to look into learning how to blowdry my hair straight, because it'll help give me a sleeker look than just straightening alone does.

I ended up cutting about ~12 inches off.

Originally, I was planning on donating it to Locks of Love, but after doing some research, I learned that LOL actually sells the final wigs. LOL makes wigs from the donated hair to sell to children who have undergone hair loss due to a variety of medical conditions or treatments. A final wig can cost anywhere between $800-$1000, and the price that the patient pays is according to how much the child's parents make. So, if the child's parents have a low income, they pay less for the wig, if the child's parents have a higher income, they would pay a higher amount. Regardless, they still have to pay for the wig.

I don't think LOL profits of the sale of wigs, but I like the idea that a family going through the stressful period of cancer and treatments and recovery don't have to worry about an added cost for their child.

After doing some research I learned about Pantene Beautiful Lengths which donates the final wigs to women who have experienced hair loss due to cancer.

Unfortunately, one of PBL's donation requirments is that hair cannot be dyed with a permanent dye, which my hair has been.

After a little more research, I've discovered Angel Hair for Kids which also donates the final wigs and my hair follows the donation requirments.

I couldn't imagine undergoing hairloss at a young age, and I hope that my donation can help bring a little ease to a young girl or boy's life.

It might take a little more of an effort to do my hair now, but for a good cause, I don't mind.

I hope everyone takes today to remind their friends, family and loved ones how much of an impact that they make on your life. Happy Valentines Day! ♥♥♥♥ :)


Rai said...

I love your bob!! :D

Zerin (XinaRox) said...


Celia said...

such a beautiful idea, always wanted to do that but my hair is a damn mess whoever gets it would prolly return it lol. anyways i think the new style totally suites you, i love it!

Carla said...

i love the bob! looks really nice!

Sugar said...

You look gorgeous with that new hair ;)


DeborahYanni said...

I love it!! I've always had long hair too and recently cut it. Great choice! Still beautiful!

Arabian eyes said...

freakin gorgeous!! love the new hair and its so sweet that u donated your hair x

EveryDay Makeup blog said...

Girl, you look so hot in your new haircut. It really looks so good on you.

G A B Y said...

Awww love the new haircut, looks so fresh! You know what, I wanted to donate my hair a long time ago but forgot about it because I have been dying it for the longest time and because I only knew abou Pantene's program, I thought ALL programs required only virgin hair... now I'm glad you made me discover Angel Hair for Kids! What a great move you did! Cheers girl!

Chris said...

It's so cool that you donated your hair to a good cause. I donated mine when I was 18 to Locks of Love, but I didn't know that they sell the wigs. If I donate in the future, they're not going to be the ones to get my hair.

Imani Love said...

So cute!

-Imani Love