Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Long-awaited Haircut

The last time Morgan had her hair cut was just before she turned 4.  She hasn't wanted her hair cut since...she liked the idea of looking like Rapunzel ;-)  About a month or so ago she changed her mind.  The snarls were getting pretty tough to brush out and she couldn't take a shower on her own, which she's been longing to do!  Every time she took a bath or got her hair brushed out for the last month she's been asking when she'll be getting her hair cut.  I thought I'd go ahead and get it done a couple weeks ago but decided she should wait until after her dance pictures.  She planned on donating her hair, so I didn't want it too short to get up into a bun on top of her head.

Her dance pictures were this past Friday, so we got her hair cut on Monday.  This is the before picture:

While she is getting it cut...she almost looks a bit worried:

Just after the hair was cut, but before it was styled:

All smiles with her cute new cut and holding onto the hair to be donated:

We had planned to donate to Locks of Love, but the stylist recommended a Michigan based organization called Children with Hairloss, which gives the children wigs for free until they are 21.  By deciding to go with them the hair salon took care of shipping the hair for us and Morgan was able to hold onto 2 more inches of hair, so we could still get it up for dance! :-)

Morgan couldn't be happier with shorter hair!  She took a shower on her own Monday night and asked if she could take one again the next night...she is never that excited about baths!  She has been working at brushing her own hair now and she loves swinging her hair around and feeling how much lighter it is :-)


Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh it turned out so cute!! I love they have a local place to donate to and they give for free is just a blessing!!

You so need to get the Lego mold they are so much fun. I think I'm having more fun making it all!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Funny how a haircut can make someone look more grown up.
She looks adorable with her new haircut and she should be very proud of herself for the donation she made.

Full Time Mama said...

I adored her long hair, but she looks just as adorable with shorter hair! So clean and healthy looking!
SO awesome that you guys donated it too!

Nancy M. said...

She has such beautiful hair! That is so sweet of her to donate it. I like it shorter too!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I just had to stop over and say hi.

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