When my oldest daughter, HipChick, wanted to cut all her hair off, I was immediately taken aback. She always got comments on her long, silky hair, and loved to braid it after a bath so it would be wavy the next day. She loved putting it up in ponytails, and wearing pretty hairbands. She had told me that two of her friends had just cut their hair, and now she wanted hers like that.
My first thought was that she was just following a fad, she would end up crying at the hair salon, and she’d be sad all summer without her flowing hair. I should have given her more credit, but don’t you think that’s a reasonable concern? So I asked her if she’d be interested in donating her hair to Locks of Love. If you’ve never heard of Locks of Love, their mission is to
return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children.
I figured that if she were shell-shocked by her lack of locks, at least she would have done something for someone in need, and have a positive association.
Well, she had NO problem when the ponytail was severed! She was so excited the whole time, and when I think about it, I’m pretty sure it was me who needed a positive association.
Here is her experience in pictures:
Do you have a fun haircut story to share?