I Cut Off My Hair!

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The background is a blue wall. There is a sunflower in a white vase on a cream table. The foreground is dark grey text that reads "First Haircut in Over a Year". - I Cut Off My Hair!

Yesterday, I cut off my hair – well half of it anyway. This was my first haircut in over a year and it’s such a huge achievement to me. Due to sensitive skin to touch, I’ve been putting off having my hair cut for ages. You have that weird cape thing to stop the cut off hair from touching you, but even that hurts, and somehow you still end up with loose strands of hair around your shoulders.

Before it was cut

There is a girl sat in a chair with her back to the camera. She has long hair which is draped over the back of the chair.

I didn’t mind just leaving my hair to grow. No one besides doctors and my immediate family really saw me anyway. A couple of months ago, my hair was so long it was below where I roll my t-shirt up, so it was touching my back and aggravating my skin. I put it up a lot of the time so it didn’t touch me, but even that stopped working eventually. Finally, I decided I had to get my hair cut, but who would do it?

There is a girl with wet hair smiling and she has her fingers in her ears.

I didn’t want to go to the hairdressers. It’s always so loud and hot, two things that make me feel worse. Luckily, one of my mum’s friends is a hairdresser, so she kindly said she would cut it for me. As you can see from the photo below, I still had my fingers in my ears when she blow dried my hair, but it was much better for me to have her cut my hair, as she was already aware of my situation and could take a bit more time to cut it and be more careful around me.

After it was cut

There is a girl with short, above-shoulder length hair smiling into the camera.

I’m so glad I got it cut, it was really bothering me. I don’t think I’ll be growing it out again – for a while at least! I decided to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust, so the hair that was cut off can be used to make wigs that are given, free of charge, to young people under the age of 24 who have sadly lost their hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. This is a lovely idea and I’m so happy to have done it.

This is a pinnable image to share/pin to Pinterest. The background photo is a cactus in a terracotta pot. There is a light blue overlay across the photo which gives it a blue tint. The foreground contains dark grey text is the top-left corner which reads "I Cut Off My Hair!".

One Reply to “I Cut Off My Hair!”

  1. There’s nothing like a haircut to make you feel better! That and getting the eyebrows seen to!

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