Saturday, November 5, 2011

Karsyn is 8 inches lighter.

My daughter got a little over eight inches of hair cut off today! We are so proud of her.

She has been talking about getting a drastic cut for a few months, so we began looking into hair donation programs. The thought of her being able to donate her hair to someone without any was super exciting to her....and us!

The program we chose is called Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

I took her to my hair stylist, Nikki. She is utterly fantastic and I knew she would do a great job with Karsyn's hair. She didn't disappoint.
Karsyn looks AMAZING!

Nikki also sent me home with a bag of ponytails that she had cut off previous clients and hadn't had a chance to send off yet.

I will be mailing them all off to Beautiful Lengths on Monday!


BEFORE


CHOP


AFTER


KARSYN and NIKKI

ALL THE HAIR!



***Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society, the largest nonprofit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer, in every community, and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease. The role of Pantene is to help women grow long, strong, beautiful hair and provide the funds to turn this hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. So far, Pantene has donated 18, 000 free real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country. We’re currently the country’s largest donor of real-hair wigs through the American Cancer Society. Because real-hair wigs are expensive, and many women with cancer can’t afford them, demand for these wigs is high. We can only create as many wigs as donations, so your part is critical to improving the lives of as many women as possible.


To be made into a wig, your hair must be:

At least 8 inches long (no maximum length)
- If you have wavy or curly hair, measure when straight
Free of permanent color, bleach or other chemical treatments such as Japanese straightening
- Vegetable dyes, semi-permanent dyes and rinses are acceptable, but “virgin” hair is preferred
No more than 5% gray

11 comments:

  1. She looks gorgeous. What an amazing little girl she is!

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  2. She looks amazing, and what a wonderful thing for Karsyn to experience! Way to go Karsyn! ~ Steph W.

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  3. I found your blog through your cousin Bre and I find your posts so inspirational. I LOVE Pantene Beautiful Lengths - I've donated twice myself and I've recruited others to do so as well. It is such a rewarding experience!

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  4. She looks adorable and what a great thing she did! I'm currently growing my hair out to donate again too!

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  5. We have the most beautiful granddaughter in the world with a heart as big as her mommy's !! What a wonderful role model you are Angela-We love you !! mom and dad

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  6. Love! Cute karsyn!

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  7. Wow! What a GREAT gift Karsyn! Your mommy is so proud of you! You look wonderful, sweetie.

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  8. She looks beautiful. Way to go Karsyn!!

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  9. What an amazing daughter you and Eric have! Way to go Karsyn!

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  10. Your dad is teaching me how to comment!!!!

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  11. Way to go Karsyn! You are rocking that cut :)
    Hayden almost has 8" to spare...we are going to try to hold out so she can donate hers too.

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