Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hair

Last year I cut my hair off. It was kind of a big deal for me because I was so attached to my long hair! The thought of even cutting off an inch would make me tear up.
Then one day I woke up and realized ... Isn't that silly?
So I went over to a hair salon and offered myself as a hair model for someone in training. I told him to cut it off above my chin so I can donate it. That way, I was able to give the person in training some practice, and someone who needed hair, a nice long wig. It felt good to let go of something I loved and to give it to someone else.

My hair grew back pretty quickly since then so what was I so afraid of? Have you ever let go of something that meant a lot to you?

25 comments:

Cabbage Babble said...

I'm so proud of you - I know what it's like to be attached to long hair. I've had long hair my entire life and I can't imagine cutting it off, although I've wanted to often.

I am too attached - perhaps I need to take this advice!

Briony said...

That is awesome! I've always been quite attached to my hair as well, I had it down to around the small of my back and got it all chopped off to about my chin to donate to locks of love. Like you said it felt good to give something I loved to someone who needed it. My hair has grown back to about the middle of my back now, who knows I may do it again :)

Your hair looks great by the way! Your blog is lots of fun...I love seeing the creative things you do.

Warnell said...

I adore your blog. What fun you have with life! I once cut off my hair, two weeks after my wedding (15 years ago). I have never grown it back even though my husband begs me to once a year. I love short hair! It's sassy.

vwhippie said...

omg i love it!! im half and half on wanting to cut mine...

lisa-marie said...

That is awesome! And your new haircut looks cute!!

colormekatie said...

Thanks! My hair has grown out quickly since the second picture though. I think I may just let it get super long again for fun =)

kari said...

Katie, you're amazing. Plus starting over is good for the soul. Cheers!

the sassy kathy said...

good for you! that's great. and definitely hard to let go of something you're attached to - hair is hard to part with! but it looks fantastic :) very chic indeed.

Jill Costantino said...

That's great about the donation. I recently donated mine too and found out that it take 12 donations to make 1 wig. Koodos to you!

Sarah said...

Good for you! My philosophy has always been: "it's hair. it grows back." Flowers grow and bloom and fade and come back again. It's a cycle. No reason to stay stuck in a moment, right?

Besides, having different hairstyles keeps it fun and exciting!

April said...

good for you! and it's super cute :-)

Katie said...

Short hair is very becoming on you. I like it!

YoYo said...

You're a dream!

Dwi and co said...

Hi

We are some girls from Paris, France, youhouuuuu!!

Your blog is fantastic!!!! we love it an every morning at the office before working, we look your blog!

You are still beautifull with your cut more shorter.

Girls from Le Printemps Haussmann (luxury department)

dbh said...

You are adorable! Your blog charms me every day. I love the new look.

bermudabluez said...

I love the short hair! Locks of Love is terrific. My daughter is a hairdresser and sometimes cuts for them. Good for you!!

Emma said...

Yeah I had the same issue but my hair was no that long, but about a month ago I chopped it off and donated 10inchs to locks of love. I my hair is so much easier now!! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

congratulations, this is so fabulous.

Anna said...

I did the same with my hair! It was down to my waist, and now I've kept it as a bob for a year. :)

Micaela said...

I'm so glad i found you from SMITTEN :) joanna always knows the coolest people/blogs!

i've let go of a boyfriend i love so much cos we wanted different things... that's pretty brave isn't it?

back to the hair though- very french looking! :)

Amanda Mae said...

That is so amazing that I read this today because I am doing the same thing TONIGHT. I have THICK CURLY LONG hair, almost to my waist and I am chopping it off tonight at 7pm... and my stomach churns just thinking about ... uhhhhh. I plan on donating mine too... Maybe I will post about it afterwards. Gotta live right?

:)

purrsikat said...

Lovely to read this post. I started growing my hair with the intention of donating it.. 6 years ago! I'm still going to cut it off, I'm just not sure when. Having long hair isn't very me, so I'm keeping it for as long as I can stand to.

It'll be a relief to let it go, but once it's off, I don't think anyone will recognise me... because I want to go PUNK when I get it chopped! :D Yay FUN!

not-so-typical said...

Your blog is so amazing. I love your haircut! Haha. I've been uber obsessed with my long hair since my parents always kept it in a mushroom cut when I was little, and now that it's so long I don't want to cut it :( Buuut, I'm growing it out to be longer so I can donate it to BL. I'm so excited~

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

I totally just got all my hair cut off to donate it, AND i recently stuck little photos of me and my family around the house like in your next post!

Your blog is so fun and cheerful, I'm making my way through it :)

Anonymous said...

I did that too! My hair was too short to donate (boo-hoo, I would have!) but at least I gave a friend some practice! It took her a long time, but she learned a lot!