14″ Hair Donation!

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Well, this is the second time I’ve grown out my hair …and successfully gotten it long enough to donate! I tried numerous times throughout high school to do this as well, but my hair is just so thick it can be a pain to deal with. Honestly, I’m surprised it got this long 🙂 — but with little baby hands in the picture now, I finally decided it was time to donate my hair and get it cut off.

My most recent portrait of me with my long hair was our maternity session… since then, life’s been a little busy to get pictures with my hair down — while keeping those tiny baby fingers out of the enticing strands.

Before my haircut, I grabbed an instagram photo of myself with my lovely long hair… maybe as proof of how long it got? I loved having it long, but the practicality of long hair — that long of hair — was not there.

And then here’s my post-haircut teaser on instagram…

And since that photo elicited a number of complaints — I stayed up after the kiddos went to sleep and took a few pictures to show you. Here’s what my hair now looks like!


And then me with the ponytail of hair I’ll be donating. All 14 inches worth. Last time I did this, I donated my hair to Locks of Love, but since then I heard about a more local organization that doesn’t charge the kids for wigs at all. They’re also less stringent about hair, and are willing to accept dyed hair and gray hair too. Once I check with my mother-in-law about the name of the charity (she’s the one who found it!)… I’ll update this post with details.


Have you ever donated your hair? Or tried to grow it out with donation in mind?

7 Responses

  1. Andrea Klooster

    That is awesome, and your new hairdo is beautiful. I did similar research when I did my donation, and I ended up donating to Children With Hair Loss. Is that the same one you found?

  2. Amy @ Wildflower Ramblings

    Gorgeous!!!! You have a heart of gold <3

  3. Betsy Finn

    Yes, it is, Andrea!

  4. Betsy Finn

    Aww, thanks Amy 🙂

  5. Mae

    Awesome. It makes a huge difference to those who receive the wigs.

  6. Love the shorter hair!!!

  7. Betsy Finn

    Thank you!