I have had the majority of the length chopped off, and am sending it to the Beautiful Lengths program, to be made into a wig for a women with cancer who has lost her hair.
I can't imagine the impact of losing your hair, through cancer treatment, stress, genetic conditions, or any of the other host of reasons it may happen.
The truth is that as a very low maintenance kind of girl, I don't do anything with mine. I usually tie it back, cos it annoys me. Which seem blasphemous to me when there are women out there struggling with the experience of losing her hair, her self image, her self confidence.
To donate, your hair length (cut off portion) needs to be at least 20cm, completely dry, and chopped off in a ponytail. I now send off my donation to the address on the website, and they will make a wig from it for a woman looking to retain her self image as she fights off cancer.
Clever Cuts in Ballarat humoured me with the task, and took photos for me for this post.
I have been thinking of doing this for some time, and have been very worried about chickening out! But today was the day, ready for my travels, with light and ready-to-go hair with no fuss.
I am dedicating my donation to the memory of Jules, who lost her battle with cancer in November.