About a week ago, I made a somewhat rash decision to make a hair appointment. I never make hair appointments, my mom usually just trims my hair herself so this was a big decision. I had been growing my hair out for a long time with the intention of donating it right after my grade 12 prom. Grade 12 was a strange year for me, I ended up getting sick and was in the hospital for a couple of months. I had lost a lot of my hair and as I was recovering my hair grew back. I wanted my hair to grow back more and be healthier so I could donate it when it was at its best. I trimmed it a couple of times just to keep it alive without all of the split ends and breakage. Finally, after prom this year, I decided to make the cut. I made the appointment in a moment of braveness one Wednesday night and told the salon to make it as soon as possible.
Friday morning I walked into the salon, met the stylist and, not even a minute later, my hair was in a braid with a pair of scissors right next to it. I held my breath and closed my eyes. I was anticipating the sound of shears slicing through my thick hair and I thought I would feel a little tugging as my hair was being cut from my head but nothing. Not a thing! It was totally fine! After, I got it washed and styled and I left. I went home and curled it (I’m particular in the way that my hair looks) and I fell in love with it.
Most people say that medium/short hair is much easier to maintain and style, that you can just wake up and go in the mornings. I haven’t had that experience yet. I’ve actually had to style my medium hair more often than I did my long hair, probably because my hair is naturally curly and will go frizzy if it isn’t weighed down or if it’s brushed out or if it’s humid like it has been recently. A lot of things will make it go frizzy. I have noticed that it is easier to wash and it will hold the style a lot longer. I can also go longer without washing it (gross but so convenient) and it has a lot more volume.
Overall, my donation experience was great! I have set a goal for myself to donate at least eight times in my lifetime, after all, that is how many donations it takes to make one wig! If you have the ability to donate your hair, I highly recommend it. You can change up your style and change the life of somebody else in the process. It’s an amazing feeling.
My Hair Donation Information:
Length Donated: 22 inches
Salon That Made the Cut: Hairizona
Charity Donated To: Pantene Locks of Love (postage is free on their website)
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