No, it's not a creature from a weird sci fi movie. It's my hair. Well actually it was my hair, it's now in the post to Princess Charlotte Alopecia Foundation to hopefully very soon be made into a wig to adorn the head of a darling little girl or boy that needs it.
You see, I am very lucky that my hair grows, and it seems such a waste to go cutting it off when it can be used to help someone else.
I have been wanting to do the Leukaemia Foundation Shave for a Cure for quite a few years now, however, decided that I could do two good deeds in the one turn. I waited about four years until my hair was the required 30cms so it could be used for wig making. In that time using no colours or perm solutions on my hair to keep it as natural and hopefully as healthy as I could.
When I wrapped it up this morning, it was hard to believe that it used to be attached to my head. It's silky soft and so shimmery, I really did take my hair for granted. I don't regret what I did, however, quite the opposite in the fact that I really should have done this when I was younger and would have been able to grow enough for maybe two wigs in my earlier years.
My shave was the 14th May this year, so about two months are gone by now and I sort of resemble an ugly astro boy. *giggle* It's true, I look rather like a freak at the moment, but a lucky freak, cause my hair is growing.
Well my final $$ count is in and I have raised $3,070.00 for the Leukaemia Foundation which is way beyond what I thought I would raise. Thank you in a HUGE way to my wonderful sponsors, family and friends, and my hairdresser, I could not have done this without your love and support. I know a lot of people were rather shocked that I was going to do it, and some disbelieving, but you have to admit, it's for a great cause, and now I can cross that 'to do' off my list.