Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hair Donation #4

I hold the secret once I know that I'm ready. I like the drama of the surprise. "You cut off all your hair!" It's part of the fun.  I think Mr. P has become accustomed to my trick. "Oh, you cut your hair again."

Right before the holidays, I got the feeling.  I saw limp, long hair. Not doing me any good. 


But it could definitely be used for good.

So off I went to meet a hair stylist needing to practice her graduated bobs in training. It was a free haircut, and the hair was donated to someone who needs it more than me. That's what I call a win-win-win.

I love how it turned out and I've been getting lots of compliments about it suiting my personality.


For fun, here are some of my hair stats since I started donating.

My hair by the numbers:

10 - years since my first hair donation
50 - approximate number of collective inches donated
160 - approximate dollars spent on the hair chops (not counting trims in between)
0 - the number of times I've colored my hair
30 - bottles of shampoo over the 10 year period averaging 1 bottle every 4 months
1,372,195 - seeming number of hairs I have shed over the last decade
2 - number of grey hairs I plucked when I first got them
6 - current number of grey hairs gracing my head (I no longer pluck them)
1.25 - approximate collective weight in pounds I've lost after the chops
4 - number of times my hair has been donated

And here's a little retrospective collage of the past decade of chops!


Anybody else a perpetual hair donor?

8 comments:

  1. LOVE it! It does suit you so well.

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  2. Yes! I just started doing this and the bob looks great on you!

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  3. I love the latest cut - it looks great on you! I think I've donated 3 or 4 times now? Is the 2003 one when they did the event at Bucknell? If so, I donated that day too!

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    1. I was studying abroad in the fall when I had my haircut - but I do remember that donation at Bucknell. That was such a great idea!

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  4. The cut looks great! That's cool that you donate each time, mine's about long enough now to donate I think. Do you have a favorite place to donate too?

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    1. I've mailed in my own hair twice to Locks for Love. The other two times, the salons mailed them into organization they partnered with. I know that Pantene Beautiful Lengths takes hair shorter than 10-12 inches, so if that's a consideration for you, you may want to check them out!

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  5. This is awesome! I've donated twice, but haven't had the energy to grow my hair out for another donation. Love the new cut :)

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  6. That's a really good work..Your hair cut looks really awesome..

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