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jjminarcik
06-08-2007, 06:35 PM
I finally did it - I cut my hair. I havn't had a "real" haircut in about 1 1/2 years. I was intentionally growing it long to donate to Locks of Love. It was getting so thick and heavy I was having daily headaches :ick: so DH finally convinced me to cut it. I was able to donate a little more than 10 inches. :cheering: I'm happy with my new look and am looking forward to no more headaches!!!!

I think I'll probably donate again and I would recommend it to anyone! :thumbsup:

Knitting_Guy
06-08-2007, 06:40 PM
Cool. When my mother went through chemo she received a wig from a similar group. They do good things with the help of good people like you.

REVS
06-08-2007, 06:41 PM
Oh, wow! That's awesome! What a great cause to endure headaches for. You are making someone very happy!
:yay:


My hair would never grow this much in 1 1/2 years. Yours looks so full and gorgeous! :inlove:

I like the new short looks of it. It suits you very well the way it frames your face. Congrats!

pandaca
06-08-2007, 06:43 PM
Your new haircut looks great! And it was nice of you to donate it - I'm sure they love gorgeous, thick hair like yours.

redheadrachel
06-08-2007, 06:46 PM
That is so awesome! I've done it twice before, and it's really a worthwhile thing to do. It's great because you're really giving something of yourself, it took year to be able to do it, and not many people have done the same. Bonus points because you like the new 'do. Congratulations on your accomplishment! :cheering:

kellyh57
06-08-2007, 06:47 PM
I did that last summer. It was such a weird feeling- giving my hair away. I think they got about 12 inches. Since my hair was so thick, she had to put it into 2 ponytails. I encourage anyone who is interested in this type of giving to look into it before you go the distance of growing it out for a few years! (LoL doesn't take bleached or gray hair and pull out hair shorter than 12" so don't get it layered, etc.)

Kelly

knitwit628
06-08-2007, 07:17 PM
Last summer my hair was 2 ft long (literally... i actually measured my hair. it was down to my bottom haha) I had been growing it out for 5 years without a haircut! although I did get it trimmed of course. Anyways, I got it cut and didn't donate my hair. I really should have but can't remember why.

Love your hair! It looks great!!!!!!

Mariblue
06-08-2007, 07:26 PM
That's a wonderful thing to do, and your new haircut looks great! :hug:

Jan in CA
06-08-2007, 07:43 PM
Good for you! I actually like the shorter haircut on you better so double bonus! :cheering::cheering::cheering:

beckyrhae
06-08-2007, 08:27 PM
Looks great!

MommaG
06-08-2007, 10:26 PM
I did it too last October during breast cancer awerness month. I donated my hair to locks of love as well all in memory of my mom. Here are the pics of me before and after.

G J
06-08-2007, 11:19 PM
You look great and did a good thing. :heart:

I can't grow my hair out--I look terrible in long hair. I end up doing this::hair: lol!

My DD, however has grown hers out twice and donated it. And she's doing it again!:)

Susan P.
06-09-2007, 12:28 AM
Hi..good for you! I think you look a little younger with shorter hair too :-)

Susan P.
06-09-2007, 12:29 AM
MommaG has since posted...my good wishes also to you :-) I bet your mom [mum] smiled a great big smile when you did that.

aylaanne
06-09-2007, 03:28 PM
Great job! you look marvelous. My sister did that too, she cut over two feet off of her hair and donated it. My hair is so thin and stringy that I don't think they'd take it even if I tried to donate it, and my DH would be VERY ANGRY if I ever cut more than the split ends off of my hair!

Silver
06-09-2007, 04:52 PM
What a wonderful thing to do!!

dakatzmeow
06-09-2007, 10:16 PM
you look like a million bucks!

cookworm
06-10-2007, 01:30 PM
You are amazing!!!! This is such a generous and kind thing for you to do! :cheering: And yes, your haircut looks GREAT!

nadja la claire
06-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Thank you for giving up your beautiful hair. My DIL does the same thing. Your new hair style looks great.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja :knitting:

madametj
06-10-2007, 09:05 PM
cool:thumbsup:

Ronda
06-11-2007, 07:40 AM
Very cool, and that cut on you is perfect!!!

rennfamily
06-11-2007, 08:16 AM
You look great and what an awesome thing. My hair never grows or I'd be donating too.

sara_jayne
06-11-2007, 09:50 AM
:cheering: How great of you! Your new cut looks awesome! I donated about 10 inches in December and I know I'll be doing it again soon (well, once I let it grow out again!!)!

Kaydee
06-11-2007, 10:18 AM
Looks great! I've always wanted to do that but I have a hard time growing my hair long enough.

kemp
06-11-2007, 01:09 PM
That is wonderful! The new style looks great too.

I always wanted to do that, but I can't seem to ever get a full 10". Somehow it seems a lot harder growing my hair out that it use to be.

PaperGirl
06-11-2007, 02:24 PM
Oh how nice! Ive done this 2 times, and my daughter has done it once.

Im currently growing mine out to do it a 3rd time now.

Its so much FUN to see the stylists get all excited...to cut off ALL that hair, and then redo my hair! AND its a wonderful charity! :heart:

jjminarcik
06-14-2007, 08:54 PM
I just wanted to say a big :muah:and thank you for the wonderful comments about my new style. (I would have replied much sooner, but my teenage niece was visiting and she hijacked my computer!) It was really fun to do.

Oh, and I :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: KH! Y'all are all wonderful!!!