My daughter’s hair cut for charity


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?

Simon x


  1. Eileen December 9, 2016 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Simon would just like to say what a kind thing to do you and mum must be very proud of your daughter she as got beauty full hair. Tell her well done

  2. Bev taylor December 9, 2016 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    What a super and unselfish young lady !

  3. Sarah Irwin December 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

    Well Done Louisa – you are AMAZING!!!! Having spent time on a children’s ward when my sister had cancer (over 25 years ago – eeek!) and the horrible wigs that were available then, I know this will make a REAL difference to someone! Xxx

  4. marie December 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    Simon You must be so proud of your lovely daughter. I hope you and your family all have a lovely Christmas. Marie x

  5. lora December 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    hi simon what a beautiful thoughtful daughter you have!! god bless her bet you are so proud-

  6. Victoria rice December 11, 2016 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    your daughter is a real star for giving her hair and the fundraising Merry Christmas to you all

  7. Mandy December 11, 2016 at 9:50 pm -  Reply

    Well done Louisa! What a kind, generous young lady you are! I lost my long hair in February due to chemotherapy & was devastated so for a young person it must be even harder.
    For you to give your own beautiful hair to give someone comfort & reassurance is remarkable & so I hope you realise what a special lady you are.
    Simon, I bet you & your wife are as proud as punch of your daughter & it has made my day reading such a lovely blog.
    Trust me, whoever receives Louisa’s hair will be forever grateful & bring a smile to their face.
    Louisa, you certainly will be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud!
    Love & Hugs
    Mandy xxx

  8. Simon biagi December 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm -  Reply

    Thank you all so much for your lovely kind comments. Yes we are very proud of Louisa…….. and a little bit scared of what she’s going to be like at 16 when she is this independent and driven at 9!
    Simon x

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