Monday, May 19, 2014

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

I have so much to share with you and even though I've actually had time the past couple weeks, the motivation to write has been lacking.  I attended my very first blogging conference over the weekend and I'm hoping it will light a fire within me and I'll get back to a regular blogging routine.  For now, I'm going to start with a post that's quick and easy.

For the 4th time in my adult life, I donated my hair to an organization that makes wigs for children with cancer.  I didn't have some life altering experience that led me to donate the 1st time or compelled me to keep repeating the act, I simply figure if I'm not using it someone else should.  Why sweep away perfectly good hair when it can be used for something positive?  I don't ever color and I rarely heat treat my hair so it's super healthy and meets all of the requirements for hair donation.

Most people are familiar with Locks of Love, they are, by far, the most popular means for hair donations.  If you're like me and have hair that simply won't grow past a certain length (or you're impatient, also like me) and you're unable to meet the 10 inch length requirements for Locks of Love, you have another option, Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  Pantene only requires 8 inches.  I went to the salon today thinking I had enough for Locks of Love but I would have been left with way less hair that I'm comfortable with so I decided to send my hair to Pantene this time.

I don't know why, but I was super nervous this time.  I went to a new stylist so I think that had a lot to do with it but I went armed with about 30 photos of what I wanted (and about a dozen of what I did NOT want) and Marissa did a fantastic job.  I've been so ready for this cut for so long (I kept putting it off because I wanted it long for all the wedding's I've been in over the past 3 years) that now I'm kind of obsessed with it.  I think I took more selfies today than I have in my entire life!

 It even looks good from the back!

I had toyed around with the idea of bangs but decided not to get them so when I got home I pinned some hair back to see what they would have looked like and I think I'm glad I decided against them but I'm not sure if it's because I don't like them or I'm just not used to them.  What do you think!?  Should I go back for bangs?

My chop inspired this guy to do some hair maintenance of his own.  I'm kind of sad to see the stache go but I'm elated to have his lips back!  I hated kissing him through that dang thing and now I don't have to!  I may or may not have insisted on a marathon make out session after this photo!

So here's how this is going to go.  I'm going to love this cut and keep it for a couple of months, then I'll begin the long, painful growing out stage again and I'll hate my hair for about a year, then it will be long and I'll love it for a few months before I get bored and whack it off again!  It's a cycle I've come to know and love over the past decade.

If you can't grow your hair or don't want to cut your hair, you can help me fight cancer by donating to my Relay for Life campaign via the button on the right, or by clicking here.

Have a great Monday!  I encourage you to do something to improve the life of others this week.


Chantal said...

You look great!! I don't think I will ever donate hair, I just can't grow it out enough lol

Katie said...

Ah! I love it! It's so natural on you. And actually, I think you look super cute with bangs. (not in a 3 year old way, I promise.) But you pinned them back really well, so maybe you could just pin them back when you want bangs, and then you would have options! I'm so glad the new place worked out for you!

Elizabeth @ Cheers, Elizabeth said...

I feel like the bangs look awesome because they're pinned back- if you cut them, my fear would be they would always be falling in my face (err, your face) so I'd stick with pinning them when you wanted a fun change!
This cut looks so cute on you! Glad it turned out well- new stylists can be scary!

Stephanie said...

I do the same thing. I have donated like 4 or 5 times now. Mine takes about 2 years to grow to the length they need though, so I am always ready to chop it off! However I find that I like the long hair more because I can do more fun updos with it. Your new cut looks super chic!