Maybe you saw my big day on Instagram, but I wanted to talk a little bit more about it here: I donated about 8.5 inches of my hair!
I have the worst experiences getting my haircut. In fact, I’m so worried about cutting my hair that I’ve had maybe 4 haircuts (including trims) over the past 8 years. So…there’s that. The last time scissors came close to my hair (other than me trimming my split ends at work) was two years…maybe more?
I’ve been putting off this haircut for so long that I just started answering the big question, “when the hell are you going to cut your hair??” with, “I need it to grow a bit more before I can donate it! YES, donate it!” The thing is…when you tell people you’re going to donate your hair, you gotta do it.
I made an appointment at Jabez Salon in Yorba Linda, CA with Melissa on a hot Friday. One of my girlfriends from work suggestion I go to that salon and when I met Melissa, I knew it was fate. Melissa is a rock climber, does yoga, and when she asked me about my “morning routine” she knew right away to make the process as quick and easy as possible.
After she combed my hair out, I saw just how long my hair was…nearly to my hips! No wonder I was getting headaches on a daily basis and going through so much shampoo! After that, the process was a blur — She made two ponytails out of my hair, measured about four times to make sure we were meeting the minimum 8 inches and then went to grab some heavy-duty scissors…and it was over! The rest was a regular haircut (with scalp massage!) and I walked out with a lot less hair, a baggie full of ponytails, and a few ideas on how to deal with my hair.
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