Bye Bye Hair!

November 25, 2007 at 1:06 am 5 comments

Now that Stacy’s wedding is over, I was free to make an appointment to chop off my hair.  I did research the Wigs for Kids and Pantene’s Beautiful Length programs, but unfortunately they were more restrictive with colored-treated hair.  As a quick cheat-sheet:

Program Minimum Donation Length Colored Hair?
Locks of Love 10″ Acceptable (as long as it has not been bleached)
Wigs for Kids 12″ No perms, colors or highlighting
Pantene Beautiful Lengths 8″ Vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes acceptable.  Bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated not acceptable 

And so Locks of Love it is!   I was poised to take advantage of Sock Hat Season to conceal any disasters if I had to go too short.  But it turns out I had more than enough hair.  They took off about eleven inches and I still manage to look like a girl:

Before and After Haircut

We’ll see how this new haircut fairs on hikes.  I can’t imagine it will be worse than the long hair.  Over the course of our three day Peters Mountain backpacking trip, my long ponytail collected a number of burrs and matted tangles.  Once home, it took me quite some time (and the demise of one hairbrush) to get that resolved.  Short hair has got to be simplier than that!

Entry filed under: hair, Locks of Love, Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Wigs for Kids.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  November 25, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Every female hiker/backpacker I’ve ever known prefers short hair on the trail. I think you’ll be happy with the good looking new ‘do.

  • 2. Matt  |  November 25, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Hey, the new haircut looks pretty good. 🙂

  • 3. Christina G  |  November 26, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    The new haircut looks great! Very cute!

  • 4. B  |  April 25, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Just FYI – Locks of Love either throws away or sells 80% of the hair they receive. I read this in a NYTimes article from last year.

  • 5. Joey Bob  |  March 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Wow! Like the hair, but what is up with the crossed eyes? Seriously, you have crossed eyes, and need to go see a friggin doctor.


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