- Cut enough to donate (probably 8" for Pantene Beautiful Lengths), and deal with the consequences. It's hair, it'll grow!
- 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).
- 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: