Baldness is fact in my family. When I was born, my head was bald as ever! It took two years for my shiny, thick hair to grow in. When I had children, I wasn’t surprised that my children, too, were bald! They had big, beautiful shiny heads. I loved the way it smelled, how soft it was to rub and very anxious for to it grow in.
Bald heads didn’t bother me until my daughter came along. I guess its a girl thing. It took months and months for her beautiful hair to grow in! Once it did, I couldn’t resist playing with it, adding cute barrettes and funky headbands. For years I enjoyed her pretty hair. She loved having it long and loved when I did fun styles to it. The only problem was reining in the tangy mess.
Then one day, DD5 asked if she could cut her hair. At first, I thought she only wanted a trim, but it turned out she wanted a large chunk cut off. My son, who had participated in a head saving fundraiser in the past, said she should donate! My hit the internet and began to search organisations that accepted hair of Cancer wigs. That is when we came across Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
Pantene encourages Canadians everywhere to cut and donate their hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign. Here each donate will help to create a real-hair wigs for women battling cancer, through the Canadian Cancer Society. The Pantene Beautiful Lengths program empowers women battling cancer by providing free, real-hair wigs at no cost to her. Since 2007, Pantene Beautiful Lengths has encouraged people to share their strength and donate their beautiful, healthy hair or make a financial contribution to create free wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
The day came and Mommy got nervous. We had talked about it for months until it met the criteria for donation. DD5 was super excited. She loved the idea of going to the ‘spa’ (aka the hairdressers) and helping other people. She looked a little unsure as she sat tall in the hair styling chair. She wanted it on her shoulders and I wasn’t sure if she understood that it actually had to go to her chin. The first snip seemed to take forever. Times stopped. I kept telling her she was doing a good thing and it would to help make another person very happy. The moment the first snipped happened, a smile began and continued until it reached her eye.
To this day, whenever somebody compliments her hair, she happily tells them that she donated it and they should too!!
To celebrate this great project, DD5, Pantene and I are giving away of some amazing Pantene products to inspire you to grow and donate your hair!
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