Monday, October 31, 2011

DIY Hair Donation Update

Well, it's done - at least the cutting off part. So my hair donation in honor of my cancer-survivor friend and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month will go to Pantene Beautiful Lengths in the mail tomorrow. As you can see with the pieces laying on the label sheet (8.5x11 inches), I far exceeded the 8 inch donation requirement.

DIY Hair Donation Lessons Learned

So how did it go? It's a little shorter (ok, a lot) than anticipated. And we learned that shaping is best left to a professional. In fact, I plan to have it evened up the next time I'm out, which will probably be Nov. 8. Yes, I know that's a week and a half away, but I don't think I have any reason to make the 50 mile RT to town before then. Anyway, I'll post a picture of the new do once it's finished.


  1. Very cool. I can not wait to see your new do. I know you'll look as beautiful as always.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Wendy - right now it's a little shocking! I do have an appointment to get it trimmed up on the 10th but probably won't get a photo posted until the following week as I'll be away on granny duty. I wonder how much it will grow between now and then?

  3. This is such a great idea Crystal. Wish we had something like this in India. I've already signed up to have my eyes donated but would have to wait until I die for that to happen. I'd have loved to contribute to something like this. Awesome and am sure you look beautiful, inside and outside.

  4. Thanks for you sweet comment, Prerna. The super short do is actually growing on me now (was that a pun?). I've heard that the only difference between a good haircut and a bad one is three days and it seems to be somewhat true. I'm pretty sure I could go out in public if I had to without too many stares but doubt I'll be ready to share pics online until my professional touch-up, which is scheduled for the 10th.

    I'm also registered as an organ donor but hope to live long enough to wear out my parts before I'm in a position to pass any along. But if I am dead and there's anything that someone else can use, I'm all about recycling:)