A New Haircut!

In the past I’ve donated my hair to Locks of Love a few times, maybe 2 or 3 if I remember correctly. And I was really starting to get the urge to do it again recently, but I had found out that Locks of Love had been doing some shady stuff, like making kids pay for the wigs, not actually dealing with cancer patients, even throwing away most of the hair or selling it for profit. So I really didn’t want to deal with them again. But I still wanted to donate, so I waited and searched for other options, but couldn’t find any.

 

But one day Rich and I were watching a Game Grumps Q and A with dinner and luckily someone sent in a question for Danny Sexbang.

The one and only.

The one and only.

The question was if Danny was going to donate his hair to Locks of Love. And he said no, and stated all the same reasons I just told you folks. But then he brought up Wigs For Kids. Rich and I looked into it and found that Wigs For Kids was much better than Locks of Love. But, I did have some issues with getting my hair cut.

 

First: I really, really wanted to cosplay Haku, from Naruto.

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Every time Tekko would be announced, I would get excited and think “Yeah, this is totally going to be the year for Haku!” But something would always come up; didn’t plan ahead in time to order a costume, didn’t really have the money, or I would get so nervous I’d almost have panic attacks.

 

Second: I was honestly also trying to see how long I could put up with having long hair and see just how long I could get it.

Definitely not this long, though.

Definitely not this long, though.

Third: I kinda liked how I looked with long hair, even though most of the time I would just put it in a bun because I didn’t want to deal with it turning into one giant knot. But I still thought it looked nice and was worried with how I would look with short hair.

 

So, with that in mind, I was hemming and hawing for about two weeks or so, going back and forth on what I wanted to do. I was definitely going to donate, I just didn’t know when I wanted to do it or how short I wanted it.

 

Until one night I just had enough. It was a really hot and humid night, I got out of the shower about an hour ago and my hair seemed at least somewhat dry enough to put up into a bun. But my hands and back were so sweaty that my hair just stuck to everything! I almost ripped it out. I decided that night that I was going to get my hair cut as soon as possible. I wasn’t even worried about how I’d look with short hair anymore; I just wanted it gone! And once I actually started looking at pictures trying to find a style I wanted, I was super excited! Everything looked really nice, but they weren’t exactly what I wanted, so I started looking at anime hair styles. And I finally found one that I liked.

 

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Kawazoe Tamaki from Bamboo Blade.

 

I’ve never seen the anime that she’s from, but I really liked her hair. So I went with it. Rich and I looked at the Wigs For Kids site to find a place to donate and found one pretty close by, Salon Iaomo. I called to set up the appointment and they said they would handle sending the hair and they would take before and after pictures too! I was as giddy as a school girl.

 

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I had about 20 inches worth of hair that came down to my ass. No one, including the hair dresser (Jess) thought I had so much hair. I just usually kept it in a bun because it was quick and easy. Jess assumed my hair was going to be just past my shoulders. I guess being wrong in this case wasn’t a bad thing, though. I think it was like an hour for poor Jess to do all the cutting and styling and such.

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This is how Jess styled it.

This is how Jess styled it.

And this is how I usually wear it.

And this is how I usually wear it.

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So finally, after all my flip flopping, I got my hair cut and I am super happy with it! It’s so much easier to take care of, less brushing, less drying, and so much less pain. I really like donating my hair, but I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do it again. That 20 inches took me four years to grow. I don’t know if I can deal with that again. But, I’m going to at least try. I’m going to see if I can last a year without getting it cut, and if I can do that I’ll try to put up with this crazy hair to try to donate again.

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Ͼ-Mimi

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