I started growing out my hair when I finished college and moved to Illinois four years ago. Partially to prove that I could survive having long hair and to appease a few people that had wanted me to finally let it grow out. Anyone who has known me longer than the last four years knows that I am by nature a short hair kind of gal so this was actually quite out of character for me.
Part of my justification for growing it out was that I would make sure that I would grow it long enough that it would be enough to donate to Locks of Love when I finally cut it off. About a year ago it was long enough (the minimum 10" requirement), but I decided to let it keep growing.
The last couple months I have been dying to cut it all off so finally today I did. My friend Lori who cuts my hair cut off this 16" braid for me to send in.
I am really loving having my hair short again. But I feel that it may come as a shock to the folks here who don't know the me that always had her hair short. But really . . . who cares . . . I love it this way!