A long time ago I spoke with my youngest daughter (now 9 years old) about how it’s possible to donate one’s hair to make a wig for someone with cancer who lost their hair, so that they can have hair again which can make them feel better.
At the time, she didn’t really react much.
During the course of the last school year when we discussed whether or not to cut her hair, I again broached the topic of whether she might like to let it grow long enough to make a hair donation. This time, she was more interested. We left it at that.
By the time the summer rolled around, she was already starting to get excited to do it and would ask me about it every so often.
As a #PGMom, I am aware of the Pantene Beautiful Lengths™ program which encourages people to share their strength and donate their beautiful, healthy hair to create free wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to let my daughter make her donation and to spread the word about how people can donate their own hair, should they wish.
I asked my contacts at P&G when this year’s event would be taking place as my daughter was now asking me on almost a daily basis. I came home from a meeting one night to find her asleep with the following marked on her dry-erase board:
Do you think she was just a LITTLE BIT excited to do this?
Well, I finally found out that National Donate Your Hair Day will be on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Although we could not ‘make the cut’ on the 7th, we decided to have her hair cut to be donated AHEAD of the annual day of giving so that we could spread the word about when and how others can participate as well
THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ON HOW TO DONATE YOUR HAIR AT THE END OF THE BLOG POST
Well, today was my little one’s special day!
We went over to see the fabulous Denis Binet at his awesome studio V pour Victoire in Old Montreal and he got right to work with her
Denis chatting with my daughter about her decision to make a hair donation
A few ponytails collected in the last week
The braid is almost done
Measuring in at 10″ (a minimum of 8″ are required)
Denis showing my daughter a video from a previous hair donation…
The braid just waiting to be cut and donated…
And it’s OFF!!!!
Denis placing the braid on the vanity for my daughter to have a look…
Denis working his magic for my princess’ new look
A little more…
The royal treatment at Studio V pour Victoire
Time for a blow-dry:)
The new cut & ready-to-donate braid get the big thumbs up!
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU MY BEAUTIFUL, STRONG GIRL!!!!!!!!
Thinking about doing it yourself?
HOW TO MAKE A HAIR DONATION in Montreal:
You can donate live at the Montreal event:
Appointments are limited.
(You can drop in as well, but appointments are preferable.)
To make an appointment, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wondering if your hair ‘qualifies’ for donation?: Visit www.beautifullengths.ca for complete donation requirements.
Can’t make the cut?
Pantene Beautiful Lengths is giving those who want to be involved a new opportunity to provide their support. This year, Pantene is excited to be able to accept monetary donations where 100% of donations will go towards making more wigs than ever before. To make a donation, please visit https://www.gcfdn.org/Giving/Funds-of-the-Foundation/Procter-Gamble-Charitable-Giving/Pantene-Beautiful-Lengths-
My husband & I are so proud of our little girl for being strong and for participating in the Pantene #BeautifulLengths Program.
I encourage those of you who can make the cut to do it – You’ll feel good that you did
Wishing you a wonderful week where you go to #BeautifulLengths to do something kind for someone in need