If you missed my Instagram from over the weekend, you missed the big news that I'd crossed something off the 'ole 30 before 30 list. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I chopped off my hair to donate to Locks of Love. It's something I've thought of doing for years, but most of the time I was never able to grow my hair out long enough to actually donate! This time, I had right around 12 inches of hair to send off!
It's crazy how we are about our hair sometimes, isn't it? I wasn't nervous until I sat in the chair and all of a sudden realized I was about to do something "drastic" to my hair. But really, should cutting our hair ever be considered drastic? It's just hair- it grows back! I took a deep breath, remembered how awesome it was that I could do something to help these kids, and gave my hair dresser the go ahead and we were off! My adorable sister-in-law came with me in case moral support was needed and she snapped all these shots.
I honestly haven't had my hair this short in YEARS; I really can't remember the last time... probably early college years, so it's a big change. I'm still getting used to it, I think. My head and neck feel naked and I think after a few days I'll like it even more. For now though, I'm already loving the reduced amount of shampoo I need and the hair drying time that instantly got cut in half! I'm off the post office first thing this morning to put my hair in the mail and it makes me so happy to know it's going to a good cause.
Have any of you ever donated hair or done something drastic??