Thursday, 21 August 2014

Cutting My Hair for Charity

For the past few months I have been trying to grow my hair so that I could cut it all off, now that may not make sense at first read but all will become clear soon!

I have been wanting to cut my hair for a few months as it was getting a bit dry, end-y and hard to work with, meaning I resorted to a basic ponytail everyday. I have also been wanting to donate my hair to charity for a while and decided why not kill 2 birds with one stone. I researched places to donate my hair and decided that the Little Princess Trust was just what I wanted. If you don't already know, the Little Princess Trust is a British charity which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children in the UK and Ireland who are suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment and alopecia.

I found out that to donate to the Little Princess Trust, at least 7 inches of hair needs to be cut off. I was hoping to cut my hair just below the collar bone and so I needed to grow my hair a bit longer to get the 7 inches. Luckily, my hair grows very fast and even more so in the sun, so my two holidays this year really helped! I decided to keep my hair long for the wedding in Greece and so would cut it when I returned home.

My mum phoned up the hairdresser on Friday afternoon and managed to book an appointment for Saturday morning, we were also surprised to hear that I had won a free haircut and blowdry in their recent prom competition (check out my prom hair here) so the whole thing would be free!

I was a little nervous when I headed down to the hairdressers on Saturday morning as I had been growing my hair since I was about 7, and it hadn't been shorter than my collar bone for about 9 years! I just kept reminding myself, it's just hair and it will grow back. After having my two ponytails cut off they both measured to be just over 10 inches, that's 25 cm! Due to the way the ponytails were cut, my hair is a bit shorter than I had planned, however I am so happy with my new look. I really like this length and it is so much easier to manage, plus I am saving so much more time in the shower and in the mornings.

I am so glad that I have done this and that my hair will be going to a good cause making a little girl or boy very happy. Knowing that my hair will be used for good definitley made it easier to cut it off, I have always been one of those girls who freaked out when more than 1 cm of hair was cut off and I have just gone and cut of 25cm! If you are thinking about going for a new shorter hairstyle, I really recommend donating your hair to the Little Princess Trust, it's is a wonderful organisation and you will feel great afterwards knowing that your old locks are going to make a child happy.

Now that I am sporting the short hair, I am looking for some new hairstyle ideas so if you have any please leave a comment below, I'm also hoping to have some shortie hairstyle/ haircare posts up soon, so keep an eye out for that!








  1. This is so amazing! I actually shed a few tears :') Such a wonderful thing to do, very well done.
    I did a blogpost on 3 hairstyles I've been loving which might be useful to you as my hair is just a little longer than you've had yours cut.
    Well done again!!!

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