Hair Update && Day 12 :: Journaling Challenge8:58 AM
8.5 inches. That's how much hair I cut off and I'm now donating. The cut ended up being a little shorter than I was hoping, but hey - hair grows back! And that's exactly why I do this almost every year. I know a girl who start losing her hair when we were in elementary school due to alopecia universalis, a condition where you lose all of your hair. All of it. That includes your eyebrows and eyelashes. At a young age, I recognized how much stronger she was than me. When her mom offered to buy nice wigs and cute hats, she said, "Why? I'm just bald." I realized how much importance I had put on my hair, on protein filaments that grow out of my head. I realized how sad I would be to lose even a little bit of my hair. I would be jumping all over the offer of a wig. So I decided then and there that I would grow my hair out and cut it every time it was long enough. As I've gotten older, it's taken longer and longer for my hair to grow out, but I still do it because I know I'm still vain enough to place a lot of ridiculous value on my hair.