Monday, July 30, 2012

It's All Gone

Ok, that might be a wee bit of an exaggeration, but a lot of it is gone.

Ten, maybe eleven, inches is gone from my life, hopefully to bring joy to someone else.

This...
...met the scissors...

...and became this.
It was actually very hard for me to sit and get my hair cut with those three bundles of hair sitting on the counter in front of me, just mocking my trichous inductus vomitus.

The decision to cut my hair off was not made lightly.  I am actually very vain about my hair, despite the fact that I don't do anything with it.  I love it long and healthy.  But it was getting too hot and, frankly, it was pissing me off.  I was getting hair cramps from putting it up and it was too heavy to stay on top of my head at bedtime, so I'd wake up with it wrapped around my neck. 

I wasn't sure I'd be able to go through with such a drastic change, but I knew if I chickened out, I'd regret it, so I took a deep breath and willed myself into the chair.

I haven't decided if I love it yet, but it is only hair and it will grow back.

In the meantime, I hope some sick kid gets some use out of what used to be my hair.

6 comments:

Allenspark Lodge said...

It looks like it is still "pony tail-able", so it's all good.

Bill

Allenspark Lodge said...

It looks really good! Glad I got to see it before you popped up here; I would have been in too much shock to ride.
Mom

Aunt Crazy said...

Looks GREAT!!!

Michelle Hoad said...

Jenna did this once. Hers ended up much shorter. You are lucky yours was long enough to leave some left for you. I think it looks great. Mine is so long right now and getting hotter by the minute.

Rachel said...

Stinkin' proud of you. Yours will make some girl much happier than my tangled mess of curls will...

Now we need a shot from the front too! Really love your hair - glad you were able to stop gagging long enough to finish the haircut :)

GB Girl said...

It looks great! Congrats on giving up your locks for a great cause! :) I'm so proud of you.