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To cut or not to cut?

Do you ever feel like you’ve been blessed with something and because of that blessing you should give back?

Well, that’s kind of how I feel about my hair…

And I know that sounds silly! I don’t have the most amazing hair. Heck, I’d say that I am hair challenged! And if you know me, you know that 99% of the time my hair looks exactly the same. 

But I was blessed with a THICK head of hair. Seriously, it’s like a mop up there. And because I’m so hair-challenged I never do anything to it: No dying, perming, or heavy products. So because of that, I like to donate it whenever I can. 

It’s a joy to grow out my hair for a few years and then cut off 12 inches and know that it is going to help someone. I’m hair challenged, but I cannot imagine my head without hair and I really grieve for those who have to lose theirs. So I choose to give to the

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program

The last time I significantly cut my hair was in September of 2011! That’s over 3 years ago! So this hair has been a LONG time in the making!

Never-before seen photos here, folks! Cira 2011! Crazy, right?!

Back in 2011, I cut off 12 inches and my hair was in a long bob. At the time, it looked a million times better than my messy long hair, but after the first few weeks I hated it. It was just too short! I couldn’t pull it back, my neck was always cold, and I just didn’t like it.

But this time around, I’ve let my hair grow longer, so that when I do cut it, I don’t have to take off so much. My dilemma is I don’t know when long enough is, well, long enough! This winter it has been a PAIN with scarves, coats, and bags. It always gets stuck and then gets SUPER tangley. I spend HOURS detangling it only to make my head sore and then have a pile of hair on the floor! I originally planned to cut it at the absolute earliest in late March or April, but also leaving open the possibility of waiting until the end of summer. But all this hassle is getting me dangerously close to just making the decision to cut it now! 

However, it’s a BIG decision. This is 3 and a half years in the making, so the next time my hair could be this long again is in another 3 and a half years! 

I’m too indecisive and cannot make a decision, so I thought I’d put a blog post out there asking, what do you think I should do? Continue to let it grow out or cut it now?! I just can’t decide! Is it long enough now? Would it be better to let it grow out and donate 13, 14 inches? Decisions, decisions! 

Leave your comments below and on FB to let me know! And we could have a decision as soon as next week!! Ah! 

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Meet Karyn

Hi friends! I’m Karyn a twenty-something Christian, wife, do-it-yourselfer, chocoholic, and Virginia Tech alum living in Louisville, KY. I’m a wedding photographer by day and blogger by night. You’ll find all kinds of pretty pictures, wedding tips, life updates, and crazy thoughts on this little place I call my internet home.

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