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Old 10-12-2013, 12:57 AM   #14001
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No short hair for me anymore. I had really curly hair and Mom always made sure it was cut short once I became school-age. Looked like a stinkin' French poodle, especially when the style was to wear a little bow in the space between the hair coming down into bangs and the rest of the hair going back. *shudders* Thank goodness wearing it waist-long for years and pregnancy "messed" up the hair composition. Now I have, at most, a wrinkle. Can't even call it a wave.


You must be thinking of some other organization Addie. I checked the LofL website just a few days ago and it says "Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs".. Age 21 is the oldest they will donate wigs to.
Mom got two free wigs not too long ago...I just wore hats and scarves, but they were offered free to me, too. Once I could, I grew my hair out long twice to replace the wigs my Mom got.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:50 AM   #14002
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Never had short hair. Don't care for it. To me, it's so much easier to pull it up off my neck and out of the way when it gets hot or I'm doing something that it might interfere with.

A few years ago I could sit on my hair, but had it cut and donated it to Locks of Love. I sent them quite a bundle and I was pleasantly surprised whenI received a lovely thank you note from them.

Right now my hair is about mid-back and I intend to let it continue growing. It's really convenient to loosely braid it and tuck it under the helmet when we ride our Harley. I never have any tangles.

As for what I'm doing, looks like I'm flying solo today as Glenn just left to go help his son with a new (huge) garage building he's finishing. So I'll do some things that I can really get my elbows up into.

I've been refining things in my studio and also plowing, and plowing is the appropriate word here, through boxes of things I moved here when Glenn and I married. As I go through some of the stuff I question my wisdom as to why I even bothered to take some of the things along. Sheesh!

One thing I know I'm going to do is to go through my scrap yarn stash and pick out the largest and prettiest hanks. I'm making a ton of doll clothes for Glenn's granddaughters this Christmas for their American Girl dolls.

I discovered several Internet sites that had free patterns for assorted knitted goodies and I can't wait to get my needles flying. The garments won't take long because their so small and they're something I can enjoy doing as I watch TV.

The rest of the day, well...we'll see where and how the spirit moves me.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #14003
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No short hair for me anymore. I had really curly hair and Mom always made sure it was cut short once I became school-age. Looked like a stinkin' French poodle, especially when the style was to wear a little bow in the space between the hair coming down into bangs and the rest of the hair going back. *shudders* Thank goodness wearing it waist-long for years and pregnancy "messed" up the hair composition. Now I have, at most, a wrinkle. Can't even call it a wave.
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I have had long hair most of my life. It has been straight most of my life. Imagine my surprise when I had it short and it got curly on a humid day.

I like it both long and short. Short just requires more trips to the hair dresser than I want to make. I have a wonderful stylist in Montreal. It's a half hour drive and then a hassle finding a parking spot, so I don't go often. I have tried other hair dressers, but only ever found one I could stand, and he's in Montreal too.

As Katie wrote, long hair is convenient. It's so easy to tie it back or put it a braid. Short hair is easy to wash and dry, but you have to keep going to the hairdresser or it gets shaggy and gets in your eyes and face and isn't long enough to tie back yet. I often put it in a French braid, but leave the bottom unbraided, like a ponytail, 'cause I'm lazy and my arms get tired from braiding. The French braid really keeps the hair in front/on top in place.

I have fine hair, but lots and lots of them. It takes two hours to air dry my hair, even when it's short. "Wash and go" only works in warm weather. Put a hat on it before it's completely dry and oh dear, it's gonna look weird.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #14004
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I've always had long hair too, at times long enough to sit on. Very easy to take care of. DH is my hairdresser, and does trims, we save a lot of money that way. At home, I wear it up in a clip.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #14005
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I really miss my long hair. It was waist length when I had my stroke. Afterwards, the right side of my head was shaved and the rest of my hair was in several gooey mats. Impossible to fix, so I had to whack it off. I've almost never had my hair short, and have to wait for it to grow out. It's been 5 months and the shaved hair side is only about 2" long. It will be awhile before I can get it cut so everything can grow in together. ARGHhhhh!
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #14006
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I should get up & get moving, I would rather sit on the computor most of the day though. The daughter( 14) & I need to get up & get the house cleaned. Our foreign exchange student from Germany arrives today at 5 20. She is about as motivated as I am today, which isn't saying much.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:11 PM   #14007
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No short hair for me anymore. I had really curly hair and Mom always made sure it was cut short once I became school-age. Looked like a stinkin' French poodle, especially when the style was to wear a little bow in the space between the hair coming down into bangs and the rest of the hair going back. *shudders* Thank goodness wearing it waist-long for years and pregnancy "messed" up the hair composition. Now I have, at most, a wrinkle. Can't even call it a wave.


You must be thinking of some other organization Addie. I checked the LofL website just a few days ago and it says "Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs".. Age 21 is the oldest they will donate wigs to.
Thank you for the correction. I do know that Helen works with a lot of different organizations that assist women who have gone through the horrors of cancer and have lost their hair do to chemotherapy.

Fortunately my daughter is on pills for her chemo. IV chemo and radiation treatments are not a suitable treatment for brain cancer. The radiation alone would fry her brain. And they were able to remove enough of the tumor in the initial surgery, that IV chemo was not a suitable choice.
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I always think I'm going to grow it out this time, but then my fingers get itchy towards the scissors to lop off the bangs. I end up going and having it restyled. I'm getting close to that point again. I hate messing with it.
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I always think I'm going to grow it out this time, but then my fingers get itchy towards the scissors to lop off the bangs. I end up going and having it restyled. I'm getting close to that point again. I hate messing with it.
When I grew my hair out from short, I told my stylist that I wanted to grow it out, so please give me a cut that would work for that. I had a few cuts for that. It took a bit longer to grow out, but it never got that "need a haircut" look.
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My hair definitely has that "need a haircut" look, and will for quite a while. I sort of have bangs, but I have to let that grow to cover a couple of bald spots!!
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