Monday, July 7, 2014

Donation Dilemma

I am itching for a haircut.  I've been growing my hair out for the better part of the last three years, since I chopped it all off right after the wedding.  I really enjoyed donating it, so I kind of passively decided to grow it out and chop it off again.  I never pledged myself to this specific outcome, but it was always the default assumption in my brain.  Long hair = big haircut = donate.  Nothing to it.

Now that I am feeling the urge to chop, I'm getting a little nervous.  I don't want it to be too, too short after all is said and done.  So now I'm left with three main options:
  1. Cut enough to donate (probably 8" for Pantene Beautiful Lengths), and deal with the consequences.  It's hair, it'll grow!
  2. Keep growing my hair out until it's for sure long enough to survive a donation chop and leave me with enough length (whatever that really consists of).
  3. Scratch the entire donation concept and just cut as much as I want whenever I want.
I'm leaning toward option 1 right now, with the hopes that I'm being unnecessarily nervous about much hair a donation will leave.  I don't know when I'm going to be in Johnstown next (no way I'm having anyone besides my tried-and-true hairdresser chop it off for me), so I guess I have some time to think.  Which is probably the last thing I need right now.

Hopefully something akin to this is in my near(ish) future:



  1. How long is your hair now? How long would it take to get what's in the picture + eight inches? If it'd take more than a month or two, I don't know if I could stand waiting!

  2. I'm in the same spot as you. If it wasn't for marathon training, I think I'd go with option 2, but I really need to be able to pull it in a ponytail. I swear it's not growing any more, though! What are you doing, hair?

  3. I'm going through the same dilemma right now!! I desperately need a haircut...but really want to donate. But don't want to be stuck with super super short hair! Though that hair style is definitely adorable.


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