My original plans to donate my hair didn't change though. And today, after growing my hair for roughly 2 years, I finally got a haircut. But, I feel like I've cheated a little. Although I've been crazy excited to do this for so long, I chickened out and didn't completely shave my hair off. Obviously I don't posses the most feminine features in the world, so I was a little worried about passing with completely shaved head. Yes, my hair grows relatively quickly.
it would have taken a fair few months before I could have anything resembling a feminine hair style.
I kept a bit for myself!
One of the more dominant features of my face is my brow bone. Basically, it looks as if it belongs to a caveman. So, I decided the best way to have my cake and eat it would be to keep a fringe (Bangs). And because I've developed the habit of playing with my hair I kept a couple of strands either side of my face too. Yeah, I pretty much just described a feminine skinhead haircut. And yes, there is a negative image of skinheads, but they're neo-nazi's that adopted the original, true skinhead's style...so don't hate!
yes, I do realize the cut is a little wonky...it will be fixed!
Also, my daughter HATED that I was planning on cutting my hair. She told me I wasn't allowed or "I will be SO angry and I won't even give you hugs" because "your hair is so pretty" so I bargained with her. I told her I would keep a little tuft of hair and I would dye it any colour she wanted if she let me cut my hair off to help some kids. So after getting the permission I needed, the tuft grew to a couple of tufts, to a fringe...
I dunno...excuses aside - is it okay that I chickened out and took the selfish path to charity? Does it even count if you still have hair on your head? Maybe, maybe not. But I think I will still get questions, perhaps I'll get more without being completely shaved. When my head is shaved I look like a thuggish man, and it's pretty normal for a thuggish man to sport a shaven head, not so normal for a woman though. Hopefully I'll get the opportunity to spread awareness. Not awareness of sick people. Everyone knows people get sick, but not everyone realizes that - everyone has the capacity to help.
Earlier, when I said my fund raising didn't officially happen. I've still managed to encourage people to help, even without the promise of shaving my head -
Some people have given me money to donate anyway. Some people have chosen a charity they feel needs the help and donated to them on their own. And some people have found their own way to help people in need...