And here’s an update from real-life GirlMogul Nina
OMG GirlMoguls! Guess What? I did it! I donated all of my hair to Locks of Love. I feel so proud and empowered, and am so surprised at how happy I am with my new short hair!
Okay, so let’s start from the beginning. I scheduled an appointment at the hair salon to cut my hair and donate it on my birthday. When I woke up in the morning, I was feeling so nauseous and anxious I almost wanted to call and cancel. Then, I talked to one of my best friends who told me that no matter what, I’m still the same person, with or without long hair. That made me feel better, so I decided to stick with my plan.
The time of the appointment came around so I went with my parents to the salon. The hairdresser put my hair in ponytails to cut off. The first one was the hardest, but after that, it became really fun! The hairdresser talked to me about what kind of cut I wanted, and he cut the style in baby steps so that way I could get used to it. After he was done, I looked in the mirror and I was shocked! I looked so different, yet I felt like I was more myself than ever before. I’m really glad I did this, and could help someone while doing something I wanted to do. Tell me your ideas about getting the cut and whether you would ever consider doing something like this! Plus, make sure to check out my “After” pictures!
Posted by Nina Ahuja
We have something cool for you – our friend Nina has decided to donate her hair to to help cancer patients – we’re letting her tell you about the experience in her own words:
Hey GirlMoguls – I have big news for you! I have decided to donate my hair to an organization called Locks of Love, because they make wigs for cancer patients who can’t afford them. Donating your hair can change someone’s life, because so many people need wigs and human hair wigs are not only very expensive, they are also not as available as fake ones.
So, since my hair is long, I’ve decided to donate it! I know my hair can and will grow back, so I decided to donate it to help someone else out. I wanted to talk to you all about the thought process though. I mean, it’s hard to just cut off that much. Locks of Love needs ponytails or braids that measure a minimum of 10 inches (the longest layer). That’s a whole lot of hair!
I think that hardest part of this process is being confident enough to cut that length of hair off. I’ve never had short hair, and I’m so used to the way my looks and is styled. But, I think I have to be mentally ready for a change. Who knows? I might actually like short hair better than long hair! Plus, it can always grow back if I don’t. I think it’s healthy and fun to take a risk, especially when it benefits someone else in such a huge way. I might learn something about myself, like what I like and what I don’t like. Also, with short hair, there is more concentration on the face. I think that by cutting my hair, I may end up gaining some self-esteem and being more confident. What girl doesn’t want that?
So, GirlMoguls, make sure to check back for the “After” look of the haircut, and to hear about the experience! I can’t wait to share the whole experience with you. Check out my “Before” pictures, and go to www.locksoflove.org for more info on the charity!
Posted by our friend Nina Ahuja