My daughter has finally had her hair cut off to raise money for the Little Princess Trust charity. They provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment (click here for their website).
She decided to do this ages ago, but we thought she should take a little while to make sure she didn’t go off the idea and then become extremely disappointed if she didn’t like the finished ‘new’ look.
The longer she waited, the more she wanted to help the charity, and so last week it finally happened. 10” of hair was snipped off: ‘Snip, snip, snip’ and it was gone. It didn’t look that much when it was in a poly bag ready to be sent off, but apparently it might be enough to make a whole wig.
In the few weeks running up to the big chop, we thought we had better do our best to make her hair as gorgeous as it could be, so she was very lucky to have lots of lovely hair product put on.
Step one was a regular Elasticizer, Philip Kingsley‘s hero product and the basis of his haircare regimes. It delivers a rush of moisture inside the hair cuticle and increases manageability, by smoothing the outer layer of the hair shaft sealing in moisture to give a sleek and silky texture. And her her certainly looked great before she went for the chop!
Something else that produced great results was Taya’s Inner Core Anti Breakage collection. This was great to use as it’s all about preventing breakage, and we wanted as much hair as possible. But the shampoo and conditioner also leave the hair looking terribly shinny and really manageable.
She had been brushing with a lovely natural boar bristle brush (not this one from Taya, but similar) and that really helped us with the school runs in the morning. The bristles encourage the sebum down the entire length of the hair shaft and it really makes it look glossy.
Once she’d had the new bob done, the hairdresser straightened her hair and now, of course, she wants her hair straightened all the time. Perhaps Santa may have to look at these ionic Smart Hair straighteners from Yogi.
We are very proud of Louisa as she has done something wonderful for others and learned not to become too attached to anything (like her long hair).
She’s raised well over £1,000 through her Just Giving page online here.
Anyway, everyone seems very happy with the end result and Louisa is now looking forward to her next charity project. But first, she informs me, she has to have her ears pierced! Ouch. Apparently she’s had it planned for years as a 10th birthday present. Good that I’m in the loop, eh?