Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hair today, gone tomorrow...

For what feels like forever, my daughter and I have been growing our hair out to make a donation. While it might not seem labor intensive it didn’t come with out its hurdles. When you have a 6 year old there can be a few battles about knots and tangles in her hair. I mean you pull a blanket over your head and run around trying to scar your bother and there is a fair amount of static built up. Crawl around in the grass and dive under that tree to get a ball and your going to come out with some issues.

Bath night is always such a joy. Thank goodness it’s hubby’s job. “Daddy that hurts” “Daddy, your pulling too hard” “Stop yanking on my hair!” Aahhh the memories they’ll have.

I know I sure went through an awful lot of conditioner. And this may sound strange but I get hair headaches. Don’t laugh, it’s true. All that hair pulling down can make your head tired. And if you pull it into a pony tail that get’s it our of you face but man…nothing feels better that taking it out at he end of the day!

So for a few years there has not been more than a tiny little nip to the ends of our locks. My daughter had her hair in a braid most of the time just to keep it somewhat under control. I did what I could to make mine look presentable and tried to keep from looking like one of those older women desperately holding onto youth by having long hair. Not sure I pulled that off??

Either way, the time had finally come. We reached our goal of 12 inches. We took some time one evening taking a bunch of silly hair photos. Then this past Saturday we were off to the salon. The first time ever for my daughter. I always cut the kids hair at home so they don’t know what the salon is all about. She had a few questions on the way about where she was going and what they were going to do to her. Would she be in a different room? Was it going to hurt? How would they do it?

She was such a wonderful little trooper!!! The look on her face when they washed her hair and massaged her head was priceless. I think she’s ready to move in there.



Silly Moustaches...


Cousin it...



Yes, that is the front of our faces...





Ponytails GONE!!!!





Before and After....






















What do ya think?

Big difference huh?

Here and here are a few places you can check out if you’re thinking about donating hair.



4 comments:

blueviolet said...

That is such a sweet thing to do, and your daughter is right. Getting the hair wash and scalp massage is total heaven.

You girls look terrific, and you are beautiful!! :)

Intense Guy said...

The two persons getting this gift of love you and your daughter provided is going to smile and have the cleanest hair!

You two look marvelous - simply marvelous!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome gift the two of you have given two people, who will really cherish those beautiful "Locks of Love." That gift came from some very beautiful hearts, that I AM VERY PROUD OF!!!

Alexis Peloquin said...

WOWZER what a difference! But I'm loving the after cut!

What a super sweet thing to do!