December 18, 2008

Black & Giving Back… The Blog!

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Yesterday, my Twitter friends learned of my decision to donate my tresses to Locks of Love, a public nonprofit that “helps disadvantaged children with medical hair loss.”

This is a pic of my pony sans product (meaning my hair is chemical-free and store-bought product-free).  No sense being natural if you’re going to put crap in your locks, right???.

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I didn’t want to get cold feet, so, ummm, here’s a picture of it after I cut it off today.

Here's to you, Locks of Love!
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Now, I know some you are out there laughin’ at my forehead or fivehead (as it was so graciously referred to during my youth) AND spottin’ your britches over my robe! {y’all are so messed up for laughin’ at me! :-)}

In between gasping for air, please remember that this was all for a worthy cause and my after photo should not be held against me.  {wink}

Man!  The stylist is going to be ripped to shreds when I walk in and ask her to “fix” the rest of my head!  I still have almost 8 inches of hair on the crown and sides!!!  Thank goodness, I left her something to play with.  {teehee}

On a serious note, I actually feel really, really good right now. I’m mean… really good!

I couldn’t help but notice, as I was cutting my hair, that I was overcome with an incredible sense that I was doin’-the-right-thing!

I don’t feel lighter from the reduced weight of my hair.  I actually feel overjoyed by the act of doing something good (donating my hair) for someone in need (to take from LOL‘s mission statement: I wanted to “return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss” by donating my ponytail in hopes that it will become a high “quality hair prosthetic to financially disadvantaged children.”).

Looks like it’s time for me to take a new mugshot since I done cut all my hair off.  {WOOT!}

If I said it once, I’ll say it again.

I just love how life rhymes!

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