Bye Bye Hair!
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:
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!