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Registered: ‎03-28-2019

Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

I met my bucket list goal of growing my hair to my hips (I lost my hair 7 years ago due to a very serious illness). 

 

I kept my hair very long for a little over a year. It took over 5 years to grow and my hair looked very pretty, but was becoming something I began to dread working with.

 

It's now to the bottom of my bra strap and a lighter to feel; it's still silky .

My hairdresser was ready to do a jig when I came in since she's wanted to cut it for a while but she respected my wishes.

 

7 inches was a compromise. K. wanted to cut 10-12".

 

I dont regret this-it can always grow again.

 

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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

@Maestra1 .  Well congratulations 🎉 on your bucket list accomplishment. I hope this means you are well again. 
Happy New Year! 🎈🎊 

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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

@Lisa Y   I am well, thank you!

 

I did not donate to Locks of Love since I am a cancer survivor and my hair is chemically treated/colored. My understanding is that this organizations doesnt accept donations from hair like that.

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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

@Maestra1 congrats on this achievement.  Did you happen to see how drastically Mariele Heller (director of Mr Rogers movie) cut her hair.  Looks great.  Enjoy the change.  Happy New Year.  

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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

Bless your heart Heart for all you've been through!

Glad you are well!

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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

@Maestra1, so glad you are well again and what a cool way to ring in 2020! Rock that shorter hairstyle!😀
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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

Good for you bff.  

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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

To all these well-wishers: thank you.

 

Reaching this goal and then moving forward so to speak has been cathartic

 

Interesting how this occurred on the last day of this decade-it's been a doozy!

 

Happy New Year 2020!

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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

@Maestra1   Glad you are okay.  You never know what life has in store for you but with strength you can come back to normal.  At my age, I would never have long hair.  I like to wash it and quickly dry my hair (I wear it in short layers)  -- easy care.

kindness is strength
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Re: Just Cut 7 Inches of Hair Off

@Maestra1 

Congrats!  And wasn't that something to have your hair that long again after being ill?  Glad to hear you are doing better!  About a year ago I had hair down to my backside as well. I did like it and it was nice to braid it, etc.  I now have mine to my bust line.  I'm thinking of going shorter but am still pondering!  

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." - Steve Martin