Oh nothing… Just 15 inches of my hair.
I finally had my hair chopped and it’s my shortest haircut ever!
Sometime in August of 2015, I wanted to have my hair trimmed coz it’s way too long already (I mean I have long hair ever since, so nothing new about it) and because since I’m working, I want to look “professional”. As I browse through the net for haircut pegs, I stumbled upon this particular post about donating hair for Cancer patients. I read and it says: “Guidelines for donating hair: 1) Hair must be untreated(virgin) ; 2) Hair should be straight; and 3) Hair must be atleast 10 inches long” Well, I pass guideline number 1 and 2, but I was having second thoughts about the third guideline. If I cut 10 inches off of my hair, that’ll be way too short! So I waited, waited for a couple of months to grow my hair out to the desirable length. Instead of seeing my hair just being thrown in the dumpster, might as well make this something of big use. Right?
21st of February 2016 - I finally did it. Instead of just 10 inches, I decided to go beyond the min. Yes, 15 inches.
It’s a long process. It takes patience. While growing my hair out, I received tons of negative feedbacks from people saying that I look so “manang” already, that I look so unprofessional, that I look so dull and ugly (like yeah whatever Lol 😭). They’d tease me. And to be honest, I personally got so sick and tired of my long hair. It was such a hassle like when I poop it touches the toilet (IKR, filthy!). It gets stuck in weird places like when I get off the car it gets caught by the car door and the driver without any knowledge that my hair is stuck will just drive off and I get strangled. Or when I shower, I shed hair and it gets in my butt crack. Those series of events were annoying but I’d just laugh away because I know it’d be all worth it and I know I have to stick to my goal - to donate my hair to be made into medical wigs for patients with cancer.
People tend to ask “Da, what’s in it for you?” Well, what’s in it for me really? I guess nothing. It’s a selfless act of service. God knows how much I love my hair. The closest to me knows how much of a big deal my hair is. It’s so precious