Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Giving a little bit

September 2011 was the last time I had a hair cut.  September 2012 I discovered Pantene Beautiful Lengths and wanted so badly to donate my hair so I planned to get it cut in November for National Donate your hair week.   I had my appointment booked at the hair dressers for Thursday November 17 last year.

On Wednesday November 16 I got a phone call from Sam's surgeon saying that he could do Sam's kidney surgery the next day.  The day of my hair appointment.  Hmmmm which one would I cancel??

So of course we prepared for Sam's surgery, and I cancelled my hair appointment and gave my hair a few more months to grow.  I finally made another hair appointment and I got the chop today.  I started to get really nervous, not with the thought of losing my hair, but had thoughts that the hair dresser wouldn't listen to what I wanted done and I got a bad hair cut.  Most women seem to worry about that one I think.

It all worked out and I was really happy, I even asked her to trim a little bit more when she'd finished.  It is amazing what a good haircut can do for your confidence and helps you to feel refreshed and renewed again.  So imagine what a new, real hair wig would do for a woman who has lost her hair due to breast cancer treatments.

When I found out about Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to donate free, real hair wigs to women in Australia who have lost their hair due to Breast Cancer treatment, I felt very strongly that this was something simple that I could do.  I know my Aunt survived breast cancer and there are many other women I know or have known who have been touched by breast cancer.  Apparently it takes 9 pony tails to make one real hair wig.  I understand synthetic hair wigs are hot and uncomfortable and that real hair wigs are much more comfortable, I hope they are anyway.

This was just my way of helping.  Give me two more years and I'll do it again.

. . . . and of course when I wake up tomorrow morning I will not have the salon perfect hair and it will look totally different.


Carli said...

I have never heard of this before today and your cut looks sooo hip!!! Win win x

Felicity said...

This is fantastic Lisha!! What a wonderful thing to be a part of, and a wonderful way to support other women!! Your hair cut also looks GREAT!! :) xo

Jeneta said...

You look gorgeous Lisha! What a wonderful way to help others.