In a world in which ensures you feel insecure about something or other about yourself, you find that there’s something you have in which you have that you think ‘you know what? I love this about myself’. For me, that’s my hair. My hair is something in which has made me feel more confident in myself as my long locks have gotten me a couple of compliments along the way. The fact I can style is any way I want depending on my mood or even to match my outfit, is something I love. Ever since a lil’ girl, I’ve always dreamed of having the ‘princess hair’ like Rapunzel (admit it, you might have been there too!), and I’m happy to say I may have gotten there.
However, as I’m 18, I feel as though I’ve gotten to the age where I don’t need the long locks anymore, and that’s why I decided to donate my hair. Donating my hair is something I’ve always wanted to do, simply as I just wanted to help. I’m lucky in the fact my hair grows RIDICULOUSLY fast, so when I have had a major haircut, it’s back to its long length in no time. But I know that not everyone is that lucky and that there are children out there who have partial hair loss, have lost it due to chemotherapy or can’t grow it at all. It breaks my heart that something that I love about myself and has taken for granted for so long is something some are unable to do.
Because of this, I decided that at my next hair appointment, I was going to get 7 inches (roughly 17cm) of my hair cut off so I could send it to The Little Princess Trust so my hair can be made into wigs for children that need it. I didn’t need all that hair, and I didn’t want all that hair- so why would I waste it on the salon floor when there may be a little girl out there who like me when I was a child, dreaming of having her Rapunzel hair?
Turns out, rather than getting 17cm off, I got 30cm- THAT’S A WHOLE SUBWAY LIKE WHAT?! I am honestly in love with my new hair and am even more pleased that my hair is currently on its way to being made into a wig for someone who needs it!
I know hair is quite an important thing to all of us, but in order to donate hair, the minimum amount is 17cm, and when you think about it- it’s not that much. Our hair can always grow back, but for other people, it never can. I think I will DEFFO be donating hair again as mine grows so fast, and if you are in a position to, I really recommend it. Go and check out the Little Princess Trust and see how you can donate your hair, or just get involved in helping and seeing what it’s about!