Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Having very thick hair is fun but it can also be quite a drag. Since I was a teenager, I thought it would be fun to shave my head - my mom wanted no part of it! :) And everyone one said - "Please don't do that to your beautiful hair!" So I decided it was best to take into consideration all of the comments and put it off until I had the guts or a good reason to do it.
A couple of months ago I found out that a very dear family member has breast cancer and they are starting her out with chemo to reduce the golf ball size tumor. Through her treatment she has already started losing her hair. She has not gotten to the point of shaving it - so I thought - why not do mine anyways to show her my support! I asked my hubby if it would be ok to shave mine and donate the 24+ inches of thick hair to Locks of Love. He said he would love to do the honors.
Perks of having no hair
2012 UPDATE: Well as you can see, I kept the Mohawk for a little while :) My favorite haircut to date :)
Melissa (originally posted 08.19.10)
7/16/2012 02:04:24 pm
Keep the mohawk! It's perfect! Nice job Keil!
Penrose Designs (originally posted 08.19.10)
7/16/2012 02:04:52 pm
Keep the mohawk! Love it Jen! What a wonderful way to show your support and love!
Chuck (originally posted 08.19.10)
7/16/2012 02:05:17 pm
Dan (originally posted 08.20.10)
7/16/2012 02:06:11 pm
You go girl. Man that's a stupid old saying. It even sounds dumb to type. I think it's great what you're doing for your friend. I have been compiling a list of reasons why everyone should shave their head. I think we could pay off the 1.3 trillion dollar deficit if we all shaved our heads.
Renia (originally posted 08.21.10)
7/16/2012 02:06:37 pm
I think it is cool! what you have done. I chopped off 12+ inches after Josh was born and then 3 yrs later another 14+ inches after Shelby was born and donated to Locks of Love in honer of my husbands mother who passed away from cancer. very awesome and even more cool that Kyle would do the honors. A pain shared is a pain spared. Personally I think you should shave it off---you could match Kyle. Hugs girl.
7/16/2012 02:07:23 pm
Thanks for sharing. I've been meaning to do locks of love one of these days, but then when I went for 'a trim', that got put back a few inches. I'll keep ya posted if I ever take the plunge.
10/29/2013 01:03:59 pm
Go alllll the way!!! I have had the same feeling of wanting to shave bald for the experience for some time now. Being a female is hard in itself, but trying to keep hair looking "nice" and "in style" is hard. I decided to host a St Baldricks event in my area and am shaving mine then. Good luck to you and your family and I hope you get what you need out of your experience!
10/29/2013 01:11:50 pm
Thank you Laila! It sure was an amazing experience. I eventually shaved it all off (went back and forth for about 4 months until she was done with chemo). It is now 3 years since her battle and she has been cancer free for over 2 years now. We are praising God for her recovery. What a great thing you are doing! Would love to see your before and after. What a gift! Blessings, Jennifer
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