Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I'm not my hair

Scarlet and I started a conversation earlier this week that, with the addition of an awesome Tinapopo post, inspired me to greater goals of charity. What could have sparked such a giving 'tude? Hair, of course. Scarlet and I were lamenting the fact that guys seem to chop off their locks right when it gets a bit shaggy and even cuter. This, of course, spiraled into our own hair and future plans for its maintenance. I hate summer hair. My mostly red hair is thick and under most conditions acts as a thermal blanket on my head. I usually wear it shorter in the summer but have been too busy to think much about it this year. My current remedy is a sloppy bun. In fact, it's piled on my head so often that Scarlet actually had to ask exactly how long my hair had gotten. Suddenly, I found myself feeling secretive and wanting the increasing length of my hair to be some big surprise. Why? Probably my flair for the dramatic or any kind of contest. Reading Tinapopo's post the next day not only cracked me up but reminded me of Locks of Love and a coworker who grew her hair just to donate. Light bulb! Instead of passive laziness, why not let my hair get longer for the purpose of donating it. Here's where you come in. Help me set a date for the big reveal and chop by leaving your suggested date in the comments. The parameter I'm setting is that I'd like to have this happen some time this calendar year.

8 comments:

  1. So you're doing Locks Of Love? Because that requires 10 inches which I'm guessing would take until the end of the year at least. Especially considering the length you'd want your hair to be post-chop.

    I, too, am/was considering LoL because more than just myself should get to have such gorgeous hair;) and if Pantene isn't calling, then I may as well donate some. Haha...

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  2. I don't want to reveal too much, but it wouldn't take me until the end of the year to get there. : )

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  3. Well, I could donate right now but then I'd be stuck with a boy hair cut and I'd kill myself so the question remains, what length hair do you want to have AFTER you donate?? I want mine to grow pretty long, possibly donate, then do fun stuff as I get it shorter and shorter.

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  4. Well, you know I've gone pretty short before but never want hair that looks like a boys. I'm thinking I'd do a short, flippy bob...

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  5. You should probably wait until the very end of the year. I think they have a policy about length and I'm not sure how long yours is. It should be super long though so they can work with it.

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  6. I have to admit you guys are making me a little nervous. The back of my hair is long and would probably be long enough by then, but what a committment to growing my hair out.

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  7. i'm afraid that once i let my hair grow that long i wouldn't want to part with it... but i'd still do it.

    it's a good idea. and hair does grow back.

    that would be a good new years thing. are you sure it would be that long by then though?

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