You may have noticed a lack of hair posts on my youngest daughter “Bee” recently. That’s due to the fact that a big decision was made here at our house about a month ago.
The week before school let out, Bee informed me that she wanted to cut her hair. I’ve talked to her on and off over the last year about cutting her hair, but she has always been adamant that we don’t cut it. So I didn’t push any further. She wanted to have the longest hair in our family and her class at school, and she liked being referred to as Rapunzel! So needless to say I was a bit shocked when a week before school was done she told me she wanted her hair cut so she could donate it. I hadn’t asked her about it in a while and so when she brought it up, it sort of came out of no where. I told her once school was out we’d get it cut, but she wanted it done right away so she could go to school on Friday with it long and come back with it short on Monday just days before school ended.
I’ve got to be honest here, I wasn’t overly excited about it! I need time to adjust to the thought of a haircut – that’s why I’d previously tried talking to her about it! Plus, I just love lover her blonde hair. It’s fabulous to work with and I’ve had such fun doing updo’s and fancy styles in her hair. But alas, it is her hair, and I’ve always told her the choice was hers.
So we called up my sister to see if she had time for us to come down and pay her a visit and chop off Bee’s hair. Once it was scheduled Bee informed me that she wanted to cut a lot off but wanted to keep her blonde ends and glue them back on! We had to have a long talk to make sure she understood the fact that once it was cut off there was no going back — no gluing hair back on!
You see – Bee has sort of grown up on our blog. We started it when she was about 1 year old and was a cute chubby baby with a few curls on the top of her head!
This was one of our first tutorials we did on her – Baby Square Knots. It seems so long ago now!
And now she’s 7 1/2 and had grown hair down to her waist –
With the measuring tape on a center part, her hair measured about 28″ long.
So after growing her hair for all these years, she made the big decision to cut over 12 inches off. I still can’t believe my “baby” cut that much hair off, but I’m so proud of her making the decision to cut and donate her hair. She’s seen the example of her older sisters when they cut and donated, so she knows it’s important and a very valiant thing to do. To see her sister’s hair cuts, you can watch Goose’s hair cut HERE, or Bug’s haircut HERE.
Check out our video to see the big reveal & let us know what you think!
If you’re thinking about cutting your hair to donate it in the future, be sure to check out our post where we share Things You Need to Know when Cutting and Donating Your Hair. We share info about many different places that accept hair donations, as well as some of their length requirements. You can click on the title of our post above, or on the picture below to find out more!