Mental Health

First Good Deed for the New Year

The week before Xmas I decided that I needed a mop chop – it had been so long since my last trip to the hair dressers the year may have contained two 2’s! I had really long hair when I have birth to 4yo, and it was annoying so in the weeks leading up to 22mo’s birth I went for a jaw length bob and loved it. I started out with good intentions of having it cut regularly but it just didn’t happen, and by December of last year my hair was getting long and straggly. I thought I’d push the boat out and get a new do for my work Xmas lunch, which was also my last day in the office before going on mat leave. After a busy morning the day before, full of last minute shopping and general errands, I called the local hairdressers and luckily she could just about squeeze me in.

2014-01-04 11.25.16She asked if I’d like to keep the chopped locks, to which I laughed and said no thanks. Do people actually keep their hair these days I replied? Oh she said haven’t you heard of the charity that make wigs for little girls who have lost their hair through cancer treatment? I had now! As long as your hair measures 17cm or more, The Little Princess Trust will be able to put it to good use. Thank goodness I went to that particular salon, and was seen to by that particular hairdresser otherwise I’d have been oblivious to the amazing work these guys do. To think that the hair which would have gone in the bin can now be made into a wig makes me really happy.

It’s great to start the new year with a good deed!

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  1. What beautiful hair, and a beautiful gift. Wow.

  2. What a fantastic thing to do!

  3. Ahhh thank you so much, what a lovely thing to say x

  4. Such a wonderful thing to do. And what a great idea for a charity. Definitely a good way to start the year. x

  5. What a lovely thing to do, such a great charity xx #MagicMoments

  6. Le Coin de Mel says:

    This is such a lovely thing to do… I had never heard of that charity, great of you to spread the word, it would be such a shame for long locks to go to waste when they could end up brightening up a little girl’s day… Your hair looks stunning by the way, I have always wanted the exact same colour, no hairdresser has ever managed to achieve that!

  7. Oh that’s a shame, might be worth checking in with similar charities just in case anyone would want it?

  8. Thanks Izze!

  9. Thank you! I’m flattered that people would even want to see pics…

  10. tee hee, bit late for that I’m afraid! It feels nice to not have the upkeep of long hair πŸ™‚

  11. Now that would give my identity away wouldn’t it πŸ˜‰

  12. Thanks my dear xx

  13. awww what a really lovely lovely concept and what a super lovely thing for you to of been able to do!

    thank you for linking up with #MagicMoments

  14. Wow that’s so much hair!! And what an excellent cause too, your hair is gorgeous. I hope it makes someone very very happy. So can we see your new haircut?? πŸ™‚

  15. I feel cheated, I want a photo of your new hair do! πŸ˜‰ #MagicMoments

  16. Wow an amazing thing to do, would have loved a before and after photo #MagicMoments

  17. What a fabulous thing to do….I’d never heard of this either!

  18. Well done you! I’m also going for a dramatic change soon but apparently my hair will be no good as it’s coloured πŸ™

  19. I used to have bum length hair when I was your daughters age, and begged my mum to let me chop it all off when I was 8 or 9… I cried for a week afterwards!! It’s lovely to have long hair when you’re a girl πŸ™‚

  20. Ahhhh thank you!

  21. Love the way fate works xx

  22. Thanks Julie πŸ™‚

  23. What a lovely thing to do. Such an amazing charity too.

  24. Such a fantastic thing to do! And yes, so fortunate that you were seen by that hairdresser, too x

  25. afamilydayout says:

    A great charity to donate to. Not sure anyone would want my greying (but hidden!) frizzy hair! #MagicMoments

  26. What an amazing thing to do! We know a couple of kids who have donated their hair. My daughter has bum-length hair. We have no intention of getting it cut in the foreseeable future, but when she eventually does we’ve already decided we will do this.

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