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?


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

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

  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!

    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!

  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?

    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!

  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 :)

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