My hair is now shorter than it has been since I was a toddler.
It was time for my annual haircut. (Yeah, you read that adjective right.) I was pretty sure I had enough to donate, this time to Children With Hair Loss. We measured--I barely had the required 8", but I had it as long as I was willing to part with it.
And so I did! B's aunt has a mobile hair business, where she comes to your house and does your hair. It's kinda cool, but I was skeptical. We did most of it during Cora's nap, and then B came home from work and dealt with her.
Will I ever get my hair cut in my house again? Not sure. I wasn't over the moon about it, even though it seems like a good idea. Maybe it was the lack of looking at myself in the mirror for the whole time? Possibly. (Don't judge.) Was it because Cora came in the kitchen barefoot and started tracking little hairs all over the place? Perhaps. If I only get one haircut a year, maybe I WANT to be away from my house for that hour? Yeah, that's probably it.
Okay, enough yammering already. Time for pics. Because who reads a blog post about hair-chopping and really cares about the preface text?
|Close-up from the selfie I took Friday.|
|Hint: Always braid. And have rubber bands on hand if someone is making a house call. :-/|
[Also, I have come to the conclusion that my left eye just doesn't open as much as my right one for pictures. Or ever? Vanity, oh vanity.]
After all was said and done yesterday, I decided to reflect back on all the other times I have donated my hair. I realized that I started doing it a DECADE ago. Right around this time of year, too. Four donations, 38" x at least 2 ponytails each time. That is over 6 feet of hair, my friends.
Unfortunately, I don't have an accessible picture from my first donation back in 2004, but the rest were on Facebook (and I even blogged about the previous one). I also realized I have donated hair in every state I have lived in (but not every city).
Here's a short recap!
|Jacksonville, FL: 2006 before|
|2010 before. This picture just makes me feel hot and itchy.|