During lockdown, like everyone, I didn’t get my hair cut, apart from a bit of home trim by my son’s girlfriend. My last proper haircut was about December 2019. However, when we were finally allowed our freedom, I didn’t get around to it for ages, so I thought, as it had got rather long, I would look into donating my hair for wig-making for people who lose their hair due to cancer treatment or other illnesses. I tried various places but struggled to find one that would take my old white / grey / blonde hair (my natural colour now). I haven’t dyed it since 2014, apart from temporary blue streaks for festivals! (I have just carefully dyed my fringe blue, as I am volunteering at a festival this week). I finally found a wig maker who creates grey wigs (as well as other colours) who are happy to take my hair donation – the company is Banbury Postiche - Professional Hairdressing and Wigmaking Materials. However, I wanted to use the opportunity to fundraise for my friend Julie’s charity, Headwrappers, https://www.headwrappers.org. Whilst they don’t supply wigs, they provide headwear (and support) for those with hair loss caused by cancer treatment. My hair now needs a good cut! The scraggy ends are heading for my waist at the back. So I have taken the plunge and booked ‘The Big Chop’ for 30th September. I’m a bit scared as I have always had longish hair, and I’m not sure how short it will need to be to get enough for a wig: I will have to leave that to my hairdresser! You can make a difference by donating today to HeadWrappers.
Please sponsor me by donating to Julie’s lovely charity (this will also stop me from chickening out!!). Thank you very much.