Friday, 9 December 2011

Hair today, gone tomorrow

I am so punny. I have been putting off writing this post for a while, it’s about a week and a half old. Last Tuesday I got my hair cut. I’ve actually been growing it for a while, in order to donate to charity. I originally wanted to donate my hair to ‘Locks of Love’ an American charity but because the postal system is so finicky, I decided that sending it within Australia might be a better idea. It probably took me the entire time that I was growing my hair to actually find an Australian organisation to donate my hair to. The Princess Charlotte Foundation is one that raises awareness and money for alopecia sufferers, particularly focussing on young girls, most of whom find the sudden hair loss understandably quite traumatic. They have a side organisation called “Tresses for Princesses” where people can donate their hair to be sold by the foundation to people who make wigs for medical hair loss. The money that the foundation makes is then used to buy wigs for those unable to afford them.

This is my before picture, please forgive the squinty expression on my face. And also note the shopping trolleys in the background. My dad will not be hired to be this blog’s full-time photographer.

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Looking at this picture actually shocks me at how long my hair was. It’s crazy! Must be getting used to my new haircut.

And this is the moment of truth:

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Probably just as well you can’t see my face. I put on a brave face because everyone in the shop was freaking out and watching me, but inside I was squealing!!

I actually didn’t mind this haircut. This is what I looked like straight after Wendy the hairdresser chopped my ponytail off. Oh, and this is 40cm of my hair.

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And this is the finished product.

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And this is me and my hair, just chilling in my room.

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And I now have instagram, I feel like I am finally a blogger. Seriously, that was a big week for me- new haircut and I got my very first fancy phone. I am a whole new person!

11 comments:

katy said...

I cant remember you with long hair! It's like when Keiran grew a mo and we couldn't remember his face without it.
And seriously, how long was it! Wowsa.
Good job :)

Holly said...

You look lovely!!! I love the cut and I'm so glad you decided to cut it :)

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

You ARE so punny. :P I love that you documented the whole process. Tresses for Princesses is such a cute name! It's crazy how long it takes to grow hair out but then zap! It's gone. It really looks lovely. You should frame the photo of you and your hair "just chillin" hahaha.

Gentri said...

You have instagram?! You chopped off your hair?! haha! I love it alllll! Find me on instagram: gentrilee :D

Gentri said...

oh and the new hair looks great btw!

Abigail said...

You look beautiful! And I love "Tresses for Princesses." :) I'm also on instagram-- acfine. I rarely post...

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

That is such a great thing for you to do! You look so adorable with short hair. I love it. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Yara Simón said...

I think it's so great that you did this. This is something I want to do one day, but I have super curly hair. I'd need to grow my hair very, very long because I can't pull off hair as short as yours is.

Katie said...

That is such an amazing thing to do! As a bonus, you new haircut really suits you, too.

Danielle said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! You did it!!!!! It's amazing!!!! And your new haircut suits you so well!!!!!

As you can see, I'm kind of excited to see the pictures. Also getting me excited: you have instagram!! What's your username so I can lurk you?

Also: how's the new hair feeling now a week or so on? Are you loving the lightness? Is it easier or harder to take care of? I love it!

Hair Extensions said...

I think the blunt cut is making you look younger.