Bee’s Decision to Cut & Donate Her Hair

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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! Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com

This was one of our first tutorials we did on her – Baby Square Knots.  It seems so long ago now! Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com

And now she’s 7 1/2 and had grown hair down to her waist – Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com

With the measuring tape on a center part, her hair measured about 28″ long. Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com

Since she decided to cut it, she thought it’d be fun to take a few silly pictures too!   Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com

Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com Here are a few of our favorites we posted recently on Instagram Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com Long Hair to Short Hair from BabesInHairland.com

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.

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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! Things You Need to Know When Cutting & Donating Hair from BabesInHairland.com

25 Responses

  1. Milz says:

    Beautiful.

  2. Wendy says:

    Oh my goodness, my Princess Bee, look at those baby pictures!!!!! You are so precious, my Beautiful Princess!!!! xoxoxo

  3. Jamie says:

    I’m SO jealous! My hair never would grow like that and now, neither will my daughter’s! We’re lucky to get hers to her shoulders :/. Even though we can almost NEVER do any of them, I still love looking through your fun hairdos! ;). Kudos to Bee for such a grown up choice!

    • The Mom says:

      Sorry your girls hair doesn’t seem to grow. I really think it’s in the genetics because I certainly don’t do anything overly special to get their hair to grow! And my hair isn’t fabulous by any stretch of the imagination! It comes from my husbands side! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  4. Allison says:

    She looks great! So grown up and happy.

  5. Kim says:

    Oh wow!!! My 7 year old, who’s nickname is also Bee, just cut about the same amount of hair off! Your blog helped her stop twirling her hair which was preventing it from getting long and everyday we do something new with it! Excited to see your “Bee” cut her hair as well! Our baby girls are growing up! I made sure our was still long enough to be able to do hairstyles with! :)

    • The Mom says:

      Very cool that you’ve got a “Bee” at your house too! I’m so happy she’s had fun getting her hair done and that she stopped twirling her hair! Tell your Bee what a fabulous thing I think she’s done cutting her hair too! Thanks for your sweet comment!

  6. Whitney says:

    What a special thing for her to do! A wonderful little lady. I’ve donated my hair twice now, it’s a great feeling! She did something sweet for a woman in need. Hugs to you Bee!

    • The Mom says:

      Thank you so much! Awesome that you’ve donated yours twice. Sadly my hair won’t get very long so I’ve never been able to do it. Thanks for your sweet comment!

  7. Angie says:

    Oh my goodness! She looks so much older after the cut! And such a beautiful color! So precious! :)

    • The Mom says:

      Thanks so much. Ya, I think she looks older too. Funny how a haircut can do that! :)

  8. Tricia Smith says:

    Your girls have such a loving heart!! She looks so happy and beautiful.

  9. Kristin@Blood,Sweat and Books says:

    Even though it is shorter now, her haircut really suits her. Plus, hair grows back and she might decide she misses it long in the end anyway. Least she didn’t ask to turn it pink!!

    • The Mom says:

      Thank you. I think it suites her too but it’s still be an adjustment! And yes, I’m glad it’s not pink! She can do that kind of stuff on her own some day if she wants I guess! lol

  10. Elizabeth says:

    How sweet. Her hair is really pretty but I’m sure other kids would like to have hair as pretty as hers. Good job Bee! :)

  11. Gita says:

    My daughter turns 9 on this 18th and her hair is 27″ too. She doesn’t even allow me to level it… She is called Rapunzel too. She is third grade now but somedays when i do a hairstyle on her hair all the girls and some teachers too praise her. Thanks to U, Princess Hairstyles and Cute Girls Hairstyles… My daughter is popular… :))

  12. Gita says:

    Also tutorial pls for the style showed on 0.23

    Thanks
    XOXO

    • The Mom says:

      Gita – That style was just one I did randomly one day and took pictures of. Sorry no tutorial – but this is what I did: I divided her hair in half – from ear to ear. I made a low rope braided bun with the bottom half. Then with the top half I did a regular 3 strand braid. Then I wound it around the rope twisted bun and secured it all with bobby pins. Because she had such long/thick hair it looked like a major hairstyle, but really wasn’t anything complicated! Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  13. Gita says:

    Thank u. I will try that and definitely post a pic. Thank u so much!!!

  14. Vick says:

    I just saw this post because my baby girl started kindergarten and I need some hair ideas. In April my daughter decided to cut her hair for the first time, and it was a shock to me too. Her hair went past her bottom, and she loved being called “Tangled” and all the attention her hair brought her. Even though she only cut off a foot, I cried! Thanks for all the great hair ideas!

    • Becky says:

      So glad you found us and hopefully we’ve been able to help with some ideas for your cutie’s shorter hair! I’m slowly adjusting to Bee’s shorter hair, but there are days that I still wish I could do certain things but can’t now that it’s short! Thankfully it does grow back! haha :) Hope you’ll visit us again soon.

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