Saturday, March 5, 2011
Day 98: Girly Argyle
I am actually terrified of cutting off almost all my hair. I know it's for a good reason. I know that the money I've raised is already being put to good use by the Canadian Cancer Society. I know that the wig(s) that will be made of my hair will also be put to good use (read: free for women with cancer) once they are made by the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign.
For some reason I can't seem to get over the fact that I won't have my nice long hair to hide behind. It's almost like I'm losing this security blanket that I've been wearing for a while. When you are used to something it becomes comfortable, safe. I spent a long time growing my hair out for this purpose alone. I haven't dyed my hair in a few years so that I would be able to donate all of it. I have found in the process that I love my natural hair colour. It's rich, it's so dark brown it's almost black, it's naturally highlighted with red, it's going to be almost all gone in just over a month.
One consolation I have is knowing I'm not a crier when it comes to haircuts and won't cry when it's being cut off. Also, I know that what I'm doing is already, and will help other people. That makes it easier, to be sure.
To donate to Lydia's Losing Locks for Cancer click here.