Monday, July 26, 2010

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

With 2 of my dear friends going through chemo treatment, hair has become a common topic of discussion. I've learned that you can get a wig made from someone else's hair free, but the cost of having one made from your own hair is enormous IF you can find a wigmaker. I've learned that some women prefer to just go without hair & cover their heads with scarves. I've even heard of one woman who shaved her head after chemo and kept it shaved to just make a stand (I am not sure what her stand was). I've thought how cool it must feel in this Texas summer heat to have no hair.

In our house someone got a haircut and is donating her ponytail to Locks of Love (because it was the right length for their requirements). My birthday girl decided recently that after having long hair for years she wanted it cut before her birthday. So I made an appointment, but decided I would actually cut the ponytail at home. I thought it might cost less for just the trim to style it and we're "monetarily challenged" so this seemed best. Plus we have to send it in ourselves.

Here I present to you the before and after. You will quickly see why I don't trim my kids' hair normally. In Africa, though, I cut my husbands and my own thick wavy hair. My thought is I'm not in Africa and haircuts now & then are worth their weight in gold. Enjoy Bethany's new look!

Long hair, long beautiful hair...
Yes, it was past her waist. However, she's not a big person, if that makes any difference.
"Are you ready? Are you sure?" B, "Mom, stop asking me. It makes me think I shouldn't be doing this!"

Um, yeah, about that Mom shouldn't be cutting hair thing. I did warn you!

Okay, so making it even wasn't the goal, apparently.
Thank you Liz! She can do wonders with a pair of scissors & a curling iron! This was on Saturday the 24th right after she got it styled.
Look at her! She's 14!
I had to share this full length picture. She's kind of an 11 year old in a 14 year old body. Well, not so much body, but chronologically she is 14. I suppose she decided to LOOK more like her age today. Those shoes look like something I wore at her age! WHY did platform shoes have to come back into style? Just FYI, these were hand me downs. I didn't buy them. LOL!

This ends our tour of Bethany's hair. Stay tuned for birthday with the family blogging and some "Potty talk." It's not bad, I promise!


Anonymous said...

How awesome that she donated her hair.
And sadly, I think I had those shoes 30 years ago. hahaha

She's so grown up looking...

Miss Iowa said...

The new hairstyle looks great! Not so much little girl (except the freckles--definitely a Pippi Longstocking look--LOL!).

Becky Kiser said...

i love the new haircut and even better it was for a fabulous cause!!!

peggysue said...

Very sweet hairstyle on your sweet little girl. Doesn't matter what birthday they celebrate, they are always going to be your little girls.

BethH said...

Oh, I love it!!!!! That hairstyle looks so hip and chick...what a doll and so neat that she was able to give it to locks of love! You are a beatuiful young lady!!!

Faith said...

How fun to try something new with hair! The nice thing is it always grows back. The question is, does she like it? She sure looks happy in the pictures.