Let's back up.
I've always loved the idea of donating my hair, but it never was long enough to take the plunge. I went in for my routine haircut (and by routine, I mean every 7-8 months) for a good 3-4 inch trim. By my estimation, donating it was out of the question unless I wanted a short bob. I never was very good with a ruler.
Before my hairdresser started cutting, I asked her (hypothetically, of course) if my ends were healthy enough to donate and what it would look like to cut 8 inches off. By my research, the least I could donate was 8 inches. She said my ends were healthy and that she could take off 9 just to be safe, still giving me hair just below my shoulders.
Well, I'm sitting here with shorter hair than I've had in 8 years, so I guess I let her go through with it. As soon as she did the big cut, our conversation went something like this...
Hairdresser: Wait, you didn't just go through a breakup, did you?!
Me: No no, I'm happily married. This isn't a Britney Spears circa 2007 crisis.
Well, she was relieved.
In all seriousness, I really love the change! Typically girls wait until their husbands deploy to chop off all of their hair so that if the husband hates it, you have a good 6-9 months to grow it back out. I jumped the gun, but thankfully Parker really likes it! He said it reminds him of "college Chelsea".
Fun fact: Of the 9 years we have known each other, I have had short hair exactly 1 of them. I had short hair when we met Freshmen year of college and am honestly surprised he remembers that. I barely remember that!
Any ladies out there who have donated hair before? I'll do a post on my experience donating with my charity of choice once I complete the process!