My Hair

A few months ago, I chopped off all of my hair. When I say “all my hair,” I mean all of it. It was midway down my back, but now I have a pixie cut.

Why did I do it? Well, partly because there’s just this little voice in my head that always says, “cut it. . . cut it.” I think I grow my hair out just so that I can get a dramatic hack job.

But I had another reason. Someone very close to me has cancer. Someone I haven’t seen since I was two and a half years old. And the only memory I have of her is of sitting in her lap, as she leaned forward, creating a curtain of long brown hair around me. It was like hiding in Cousin It. Now she’s going through chemo. She might lose all her hair. And she’s not alone. So when I decided to whack my hair off, I donated it to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is an organization that makes wigs out of donated human hair for children who have long term medical hair loss, such as those who have had chemo treatments. If you have a ten inch ponytail, and you’ve been thinking of cutting it off, please consider donating it. It’s an amazing gift.

This one is for you, Sis!

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4 Responses to “My Hair”


  1. 1 janteen October 15, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Stand-up job, Peggy. I look forward to shaving my head soon for LOL as well. Here’s to not having to spend 20 minutes in the shower combing my hair. Be well-Janteen

  2. 2 Kelli October 17, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks Peggy! You made me cry. I am losing my hair again, and it had just started to grow again. The last time I had cancer, I donated 20 inches to Locks of Love. I’m proud of you. Your sis.

  3. 3 Jen October 17, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for such an inspiring story! I’m looking for bloggers to participate in an all-blogger Locks of Love event and featured your post. You can check it out at http://bloggers4locksoflove.blogspot.com. Best of luck to you and I hope that you’re friends and loved ones stay healthy and well!

  4. 4 kominek kaflowy September 5, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Good blog post. I definitely appreciate this website.
    Keep writing!


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