How’s this for a before and after?
I realise getting a haircut isn’t so much me getting creative as my hairdresser getting creative, but I thought I’d share this for a special reason.
A few years ago a friend of mine lost her hair to alopecia. This is a condition whereby people can lose up to the entirety of their body hair, even including eyelashes. So, I decided that it would be a good time to grow mine out and donate it. I found a company which makes wigs for people with alopecia or chemotherapy related hair loss and will pay for your hair – so the value can be donated to whoever you choose. Mine is going to Alopecia UK.
Two and a half years on my hair was pretty long! So much so that it was getting into everything – blocking drains, being accidentally crocheted into projects, and being inhaled by my husband during the night.
I’m on holiday this week, and I knew that the chlorine would damage the ends so badly that I’d be set back another 6 months of growth. So I decided that now was the time to get it cut off!
I have a very round face and I’m nervous about very short hair, so my hairdresser cut this graduated bob – I have some length at the front, but the back is shorter. She cut my lengths off first – in 3 lots (it had previously been layered). The shortest lengths are 12 inches and the longest are 17 inches!
Boy does my head feel lighter!
Now I am looking forward to a much reduced amount of blow drying time. :)
If you would like to sell/donate your hair, please see this link – www.bloomsburywigs.com and click through to hair harvest.
Or donate to Alopecia UK– details at www.alopeciaonline.org.uk