Every year at my school during Catholic Schools Week, it's tradition to have a "Gr8 Lengths" assembly. Gr8 Lengths is pretty much the same thing as Locks of Love, except for the difference that the minimum hair donation length can be 8 inches instead of 10! Our school donates to Children With Hair Loss, which is a beautiful non-profit organization that provides wigs free of cost to any child who has lost their hair, no matter for what reason or financial background.
This year, over 140 girls signed up to donate their hair at my school, and around 30-40 girls impulsively chopped their hair at the end of the assembly!
On Tuesday, I was so excited to have two of my best friends chop off 8 inches of my own hair! The ends were gross, I was excited for a change, and the donation is such a good cause. I of course picked Caroline, and I picked another one of my best friends who doesn't go to my school to do the honors. They were so sweet to come and unlike some of the other choppers, they did a pretty even job! It's a special thing that seniors get to pick who cuts their hair, compared to the younger classwomen who have the stylists do the duty. It was such an exciting feeling and I'm so glad I got to share it with Caroline and Elizabeth!
I was cutting the hair of one of my best friends at my school, also named Caroline, and I can't say I did as good of a job.... oops! Her chop was a little chunky, my bad, but I honestly think most girls look so much cuter with short hair no matter what! The stylists had us all ponytailed up before the assembly even began, so you can see my hair was already ready to go even though Caroline was lined up in a different group of seniors before me.
It was so funny getting my hair cut... measuring out eight inches, I was like, oh, this isn't bad at all! Even when Caroline and Elizabeth starting handing me my ponytails as they came off I kept thinking, wow, that eight inches is really nothing! And then, I ran my fingers through my hair, and the ends just stopped, and I was like oh my gosh, where's my hair?! My hair is gone!
I think I'm into the whole short hair thing, but it's going to take some getting used to. I went on Wednesday after school to get a real haircut and have it all evened out, and the stylist ended up taking almost three more inches off. It is currently even shorter than in these pictures, and I am not 100% in love, but I like the change, and my hair is definitely a million times healthier now. However, what really matters it that the old eight inches will go to someone who needs it far more than I do.
Have any of you ever donated your hair? I would love some tips on short hairstyles, or getting used to the new 'do!