Anyone who follows me on Instagram would know that I have long locks. Recently, though, I had it cut short, as in 12 inches short. Here’s why.
Our hair is our crowning glory. That is why a lot of people spend tens of thousands to have the perfect, shiny, bouncy hair. That is also the reason why I only go to Piandré. It is the only salon I trust with my crowning glory. The members of the staff are very friendly and professional, and they only use world class, top of the line products.
Last year, when I had my hair trimmed, Isabel, one of my favorite stylists in Piandré Greenbelt branch, told me about Piandré’s partnership with Kythe Foundation. Piandré and Kythe had Be Brave, Get Shaved and Hair2Share projects where students of Ateneo donated their precious locks. The hair will be forwarded to Donate Your Hair Today in Cebu which the latter would transform into wigs for cancer patients. Today, Piandré continues to accept hair donations.
After learning about this, I told myself I will grow my hair as long as I can, and donate it six months after. I do not have the most beautiful hair in town but I know that even the few strands I donate can be a strand of hope to kids with cancer.
My crowning glory: before and after
Yes, I was determined from the start to grow my hair long. I also spent as much as I can buying products to help keep my hair long and healthy. (I will dedicate a separate post about the products I used). Hence, I did not cry when, Whines Herrera, also one of my favorite hairstylists, asked me if I was ready to cut my hair short. Last Saturday, May 14, 2016, I bid good-bye to my long locks and channeled my inner Thea Queen.
Below are some snippets. My boyfriend also got his hair cut. He did not donate though because his hair is way too short. (I was not able to take loads of pictures because I have a schedule to follow haha)
Donating your hair to Kythe
Your hair has power you are yet to unleash. Do not just book a keratin session for nothing. Grow it long and donate your crowning glory by simply following these steps. .
About Kythe Foundation
Kythe is a non-profit, non-stock organization which aims to improve the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Its Child Life Program provides psycho-social support that alleviates the anxiety of pediatric patients who suffer from illness such as cancer, heart condition, kidney disease, and blood disorders. The foundation believes that every child has the right to learn, play and grow even while confined in the hospital. Know more about Kythe here.
Have you donated your hair before? Do you want to donate your hair? Comment below or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org