For many, one's hair is a pivotal part of their personal identity the same way that clothing can be. When I was twelve I had no idea who I was or the person I wanted to portray through my style, and so after seeing Emma Watson cut her hair post-Harry Potter I took a photo of her to my local hair dressers and got my shoulder length bob shaved off (yes, shaved.) About a year later a close family friend died of cancer and my thoughts returned to a conversation we had previously had where she complained about the wigs she had. My mum had told me about hair donation before (this was before major celebrities such as Jessie J and Shaileene Woodley donated their hair so it wasn't hugely well-known), and after doing some googling I shaved my hair for the last time in December 2012 and began growing my hair in 2013 with the intent to donate it. I realise this seems slightly dysfunctional - most people choose to donate their hair before they cut it and not while their hair is short, but that just seems to be the way things worked out. As you can see from the photograph above I have now donated seven inches of my hair and I am so happy with how it turned out. I have been growing my hair for three and a half years and haven't had much say on the colour or cut of it and so the freedom of giving the hair and knowing I can do what I like with it feels amazing. 

To anyone considering shaving their head or getting a pixie cut, I won't lie to you - the growing out process is gruelling. As you can see from the images below from the first year of growing my hair out (feel free to have a giggle at 14 year old year old me's unusual hair and eyebrow endeavours) it grew at all different speeds and I was left with an uneven bob for about a year until my fringe, back and sides all matched up. That being said, I don't regret the experimentation that I did with my hair especially since I was so young - better being 14 with a bad hair cut than 24! The images below depict my hair growth over the past three and a half years from January 2013 up until just last week.

If anyone is considering donating their hair, especially if they already have the hair to donate, I would thoroughly recommend it. At the end of the day hair is only hair and for those of us who have it it will grow back, so the way I see it it only seems right to give some to those who do not have any of their own. To donate your hair you have to give 7-12" of good quality clean hair that has does not contain unnatural dye or any styling products, but for full details make sure to check out the Little Princess Trust's website. In a week or so I will be writing a post about my favourite hair products, tools and styles for shorter hair so make sure to keep an eye out for that. Until then, enjoy this pubescent hair journey.

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February 2013, August 2013, December 2013, February 2014.
April 2014, July 2014, December 2014, January 2015.
April 2015, August 2015, December 2015, June 2016.



For many, one's hair is a pivotal part of their personal identity the same way that clothing can be. When I was twelve I had no idea who I was or the person I wanted to portray through my style, and so after seeing Emma Watson cut her hair post-Harry Potter I took a photo of her to my local hair dressers and got my shoulder length bob shaved off (yes, shaved.) About a year later a close family friend died of cancer and my thoughts returned to a conversation we had previously had where she complained about the wigs she had. My mum had told me about hair donation before (this was before major celebrities such as Jessie J and Shaileene Woodley donated their hair so it wasn't hugely well-known), and after doing some googling I shaved my hair for the last time in December 2012 and began growing my hair in 2013 with the intent to donate it. I realise this seems slightly dysfunctional - most people choose to donate their hair before they cut it and not while their hair is short, but that just seems to be the way things worked out. As you can see from the photograph above I have now donated seven inches of my hair and I am so happy with how it turned out. I have been growing my hair for three and a half years and haven't had much say on the colour or cut of it and so the freedom of giving the hair and knowing I can do what I like with it feels amazing. 

To anyone considering shaving their head or getting a pixie cut, I won't lie to you - the growing out process is gruelling. As you can see from the images below from the first year of growing my hair out (feel free to have a giggle at 14 year old year old me's unusual hair and eyebrow endeavours) it grew at all different speeds and I was left with an uneven bob for about a year until my fringe, back and sides all matched up. That being said, I don't regret the experimentation that I did with my hair especially since I was so young - better being 14 with a bad hair cut than 24! The images below depict my hair growth over the past three and a half years from January 2013 up until just last week.

If anyone is considering donating their hair, especially if they already have the hair to donate, I would thoroughly recommend it. At the end of the day hair is only hair and for those of us who have it it will grow back, so the way I see it it only seems right to give some to those who do not have any of their own. To donate your hair you have to give 7-12" of good quality clean hair that has does not contain unnatural dye or any styling products, but for full details make sure to check out the Little Princess Trust's website. In a week or so I will be writing a post about my favourite hair products, tools and styles for shorter hair so make sure to keep an eye out for that. Until then, enjoy this pubescent hair journey.

make sure to follow this blog on bloglovin'   
twitter    /    facebook   /    instagram
February 2013, August 2013, December 2013, February 2014.
April 2014, July 2014, December 2014, January 2015.
April 2015, August 2015, December 2015, June 2016.



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