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Monday, February 16, 2009

Lovely Locks


Today I'm not writing about, well, writing. I have to tell y'all what happened on Saturday. My youngest, who is ten, decided that she wanted to get her hair cut and donate her VERY long hair to cancer patients. I was so touched. This was a decision that she had considered and made on her own, with absolutely NO influence from her parents.

She had never had her hair cut in a "real" salon. She has always just wanted to wear it straight, and kinda hippie-ish. Therefore, I was always the one to give her her trims and such. But, when she decided to donate her hair, her father and I thought it would be great to take her to a really nice place geared for girls her age. We have a place here called, "Sweet and Sassy," and boy is it both! She had a blast.

They pampered her, and treated her like the princess that she is. And, most of all, she felt like one. This was a big step that I really felt needed to be documented. So, here it is from start to finish (well, sorta).

Getting ready for the big cut!

It looked like it was gonna hurt! Over 8", people!

So proud of my "Boo-Bear!"

Tina, her stylist, even sprayed her bangs pink and doused her with fairy-dust. Of course, we had to buy the "Cup-Cake" scented hair-shots to go with the whole experience.

Her hair is being donated to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign. Please, if you ever consider donating your hair (I know that I'm going to when the time comes to cut my length), please donate to this campaign. They DO NOT charge cancer patients like the other well known hair donation site does. It's a wonderful and compassionate thing to do. All of the guidelines can be found at the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign site.

Hair donation is something that is close to my heart, as is any thing that helps women who have faced difficult and challenging experiences, feel good about themselves. This is just another wonderful way that we can help our sisters who have suffered so much physically and emotionally. Feeling beautiful goes a long way in building inner-confidence and a healthy self-esteem.

By the way, "Boo-Bear" LOVES her hair! She hasn't stopped playing with it since Saturday. Tee! Hee!

XOXO CJ

Shoe Mood:

"Sweet and Sassy" just like my girl!


7 comments:

Rena said...

What a wonderful post! Your daughter looks great with her new haircut too.

Bish Denham said...

It is a wonderful thing to do! If I didn't have grey in my hair I'd donate. My sister has done it three times!

Christina Farley said...

Wow! That is amazing. You must be so proud of your daughter. She sounds like she's got a big heart.

Kelly said...

What an amazing day for you, too! Her new haircut looks adorable. I bet she feels so good in her new cut and knowing she is helping others.

Chasing the Moon said...

You have an amazing daughter! That is such a wonderful thing to do and that she decided on her own makes it even sweeter. It seems like it was all a fabulous experience.

Love the pics!

CJ Raymer said...

Thank you gals, so much! It's so hard for me to believe that she is even old enough now to make that type of decision. *sigh* We had a fantastic time and made some wonderful memories. Thanks for allowing me to take you along for the ride. XOXO

Colorado Writer said...

She is so cool! I donated mine in June...to Pantene!

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