My friend, Alexa, and I went for a drive out to Chilliwack this morning to visit Cindy at Tangles Hair Design. Both of us were getting a foot of hair chopped off to donate to Locks of Love where they take hair and manufacture it into wigs for people who lose their hair because of cancer treatments and alopecia areata. Alexa put me up to the challenge about 6 months ago. We were out for coffee and I made a comment about how my hair was getting way too long and I was going to make an appointment to get it cut. She said, "Can you hang on for just a bit longer?" Then she told me her plan of donating our hair. I was in!!
(note: if you want to donate locally, here is the link for the BC Cancer Society. I decided to go with Locks of Love because my hair has been previously dyed and their regulations are slightly different).
Tangles: If you are on Facebook, you can find Tangles Hair Design HERE...
So... my hair got to be this long - yikes! It hasn't been this long since grade 12. And at that time I chopped off a foot, as well, but I hadn't heard of places like Locks of Love, so sadly, my hair just went in the garbage back then.
It was fun while it lasted, but I know Steve will be quite happy to not have to find my long hair all over the house... (well, until it grows longer again!!!!)
Here we are in the "before" shot... Alexa's hair was almost down to her waist! So beautiful!
The official measuring of the hair... (fyi - hair has to be 10 inches or longer, and in some donation places it can be dyed, and previously permed, but not bleached).
The "after shot!" My hair looks so skinny in that sad little ponytail. No wonder it takes up to 12 donations to make one wig!
I like how it turned out... what do you think?
Alexa came away with a great cut, too, and since she had way more to begin with, I guess she has a head start for the next donation round :)
And highlights!! I haven't had highlights for a few years, so I thought I would splurge and get something fun! Thanks Cindy!