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Saturday, August 8, 2015

My Story: Cutting My Hair for Locks of Love

For most people, a trip to the hairdresser is a time of experimentation, creativity, and fun. However, in my case, I have had the same long hair, no layers, no color, and simple cut for most of my life. The truth is, the last time I had short hair was when I was a child, and the idea of cutting it is a bigger deal than most may think.

The trauma all began when I was 9 years old. I can vividly remember my mom cutting my hair the day before my school picture, assuring me it would look amazing! Naively believing her reassuring words I never would have expected looking like a chia pet with monstrously crazy bangs. (above photo) 
To be fair, the cut looked rather okay when my hair was wet, but seeing as I have very thick wavy hair, it dried in a horror poof, and transformed into a uneven bob, accompanied by an equally crazy bang. 

Why cut my hair now? The answer is simple, " Locks of Love". It is a non profit organization that provides children suffering from medical hair loss, with wigs created by real human hair. Although, I am left rather terrified of the "day after haircut remorse", I am left comforted by the fact that the loss of 11 inches of my hair will find its way on a child who needs it more than me. 

Stay tuned to tomorrows post featuring a step by step guide on how you can also donate your hair to Locks of Love!



  1. Great post and very inspiring. This is a sweet (and selfless) way to give to those who need it the most.

  2. So amazing what you did! You look amazing. I was going to do this last year, but Idye my hair and they don't accept dye hair :(

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  3. Hi Pili,
    Thank you for your sweet words. It feels very strange to have such short hair but it does feel good to do something for someone else, for a change. Take care.