Well, I just got home and I feel a whole lot lighter...
Probably 'cause I just donated about 12 inches of hair to the Wigs for Kids BC organization.
This is the third time I've donated hair to this program, and I think it's great because it was started locally and works with the BC Children's Hospital to provide human hair wigs (FREE of charge) for children and teens with cancer.
Since the cost of wigs is pretty high (around the one-two thousand dollar mark), I think it's pretty awesome that kids from lower-income families don't have to go without.
Anyone out there with long hair that has not been chemically processed (colour, highlights, perms, etc), I encourage you to check online for similar local programs. Normally the minimums are 6-8".
It's such a small thing to get your hair cut... but for kids and teens undergoing cancer treatments, it's a priceless gift.
If anyone is interested in this program, but isn't local to Vancouver, you can mail the hair to Eva & Co. Wigs and clearly mark on the envelope it's for the Wigs for Kids program. Hair must be virgin (no chemicals), clean, dry and tied tightly with three elastic bands (one on either end, one in the middle). Minimum is 8" (for curly hair, pull straight to measure).