I know you all have had that moment when you look at your hair and think, “I’m so sick of fighting with it! I’m gonna shave my head!”
I have this moment a lot. I have naturally curly hair. For a long time as a child I hated it, but now I actually like it…relatively. My hair is not tamable. It has its own agenda which possibly involves world domination, but its not talking. I always say that my hair and I have come to an agreement. I give it rides and it keeps my head warm.
I often let it grow thinking that this time I will be able to really DO something with it. Fancy hair clips and decorative braids or lovely hairstyles they are all Holy Grails that I
mistakenly think I have a chance of achieving.
So everytime I grow it out and diligently try to keep it under control thinking I’m the superior mind in the relationship.
And then reality slowly creeps in and I look like Merida from Disney’s Brave: red curls going everywhere!
So I make threat to cut it off and go back to a manageable sort of style. Then time passes because I know that wherever I go to get it cut it’ll be a fight. Not only is it hard to make time to get to the salon it is harder to find someone who can cut curly hair. I know you all think that it shouldn’t be such a problem, but those of you with curly hair know what I mean. Curly hair must be cut according to the curl NOT symmetrically.
So I put off going.
And my hair gets longer.
So I threaten some more.
And I put it off.
And my hair gets longer.
Unfortunately my hair grows fast. So I end up with hair that is really close to achieving its goal of world domination.
I have to part it like a curtain when I look down. My son thinks it a way to express his anger by grabbing it at every opportunity and pulling hard. The wind has decided that NOW IS THE TIME TO BLOW CONSTANTLY making my life a world of tangles and frizz.
So then I decide it is finally time. But that’s a lot of hair to just cut off and throw away! So I start calling salons in town to find one that does Locks of Love.
I don’t know how many of you know what Locks of Love is, so here is a summary taken from their website:
MISSION & VISION
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.
Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
Here is their site: http://www.locksoflove.org/mission.html
It’s really easy to do and really great for those who need the hairpieces. I’ve known a lot of people (family and friends) who have suffered from Cancer and the last thing they need it to worry about hair. So I’m more than happy to donate my hair to anyone who might need it.
So here we are.
one salon appointment later.
Shorter hair and a lighter heart.
And yes I know I’m not really smiling like a happy little elf, but I’m not very good at selfies and have never really like getting my picture taken.
So just ignore the expression!