So… now that Kindergarten is about to start up. I’ve been debating on whether or not I should get Faith’s hair cut so it can be more manageable.
Her curls, as you all know, are very unruly. She looks like a feral child most of the time. I always have it pulled back in a ponytail or a braid just to minimize the amount of tangles she gets. It takes a very long time to get out all of the tangles.
The process goes like this…
- Faith gets in the tub.
- I wet her hair and shampoo it.
- Rinse and then apply conditioner liberally.
- Then, I proceed to gently and slowly… so very slowly… get all of the tangles out.
This is the ONLY time I brush/comb her hair. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to get out tangles when it’s dry.
Well… when school starts, I can’t very well send her off looking like the feral child she is. So, I have to cut it. And Faith WANTS a short haircut! So no argument from her. However, I LOVE her curls and so does everyone that sees her. Strangers always stop her in the store and compliment her hair.
As you can see, it is SUPER LONG.
I was wanting it to be shoulder length. I realized that her beautiful hair is long enough to be donated. So that’s what we did!
We mailed off her luscious locks to a non-profit organization called Children with Hair Loss. What’s special about this organization is that they give wigs to children for FREE every single year until they are 21 years old!
I explained to Faith how wonderful it was of her to give her hair to another little girl. Children with Hair Loss will make a beautiful wig out of it and give it to a girl who wishes she had long princess hair. I’m not sure if Faith fully understands how special this is, which is why I wanted to document her experience. Some day when she’s older she will have a better understanding of how important it is to help others in need, and maybe she will want to donate her hair again someday :)
After she finished up at the salon, we let her pick out a new toy.
She loves that dentist PlayDoh game, and I LOVE how easy it is to brush her hair now! Seriously, it takes about 5 minutes to wash and brush her hair. It use to take about 20 minutes!!! She’s happy, I’m happy, and we hope and pray Faith’s hair makes another girl happy :)
Such a beauty, no matter what length her hair :)One last thing... please subscribe to my blog. This will be the easiest way to stay updated. Once subscribed, you will get an email when I make a new post. Thank you!