A Final Goodbye To My Long Hair Before Donating It


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Dear Long, Lustrous Locks I Have Chosen To Donate,

I can’t believe I’m doing this—that I’m choosing to say goodbye. It must be hard for you, but please know that there’s really nothing you could do to save our relationship. With my internship coming up, I just couldn’t have you hanging around anymore. It really was fun while it lasted, but it’s just not professional of me to keep you dragging along like that. I know it seems pretty crazy to let go of everything I love with a few quick snips, but, alas, all good things must come and go with time.

I do want to thank you for all you’ve done for me, for all the times you’ve been there. From starting out as a baby freshman to becoming a kick-ass upperclassman, from recruitment to frat parties, from effortlessly messy buns to perfect sock buns, and from beachy waves during spring break to sun-bleached, straight strands over the summer — you were always right there. I couldn’t have made it through college without you by my side each and every day, but now it’s time for me to move on.

I know we’ll meet again in the future. Perhaps when I get busy and forget to schedule my routine cut, we’ll stumble upon each other. Maybe when I’m considering extensions, I’ll want you back. After all, I know there’s nothing that can truly ever replace you. However, I assure you that what I’m doing is in everyone’s best interest.

There’s not a doubt in my mind that I’ll miss you. I’ll miss the attention. I’ll miss the perfect, iconic look we have. But I know deep down that there’s someone else better suited for you. There’s another girl out there who needs you more, who will appreciate you in a way I cannot. She’ll give you the love and care that you truly deserve. She won’t take advantage of you or damage you in the ways I have. It’s really unfair of me to keep you around for any longer when there’s so much else out there waiting for you.

I’ll eventually move on and find myself with a new love. You know how fleeting my feelings are for hairstyles. Perhaps I’ll dabble with the “lob” look for a while or even start parting my hair down the middle. The fact is, without you, I’ll be open to so many new opportunities, and I really have to think about what’s best for me right now.

So, I guess this is it. This is my final goodbye. I wish you all the best with your new girl. I know you’ll make her really happy.

The Girl Currently Crying In The Hair Salon

If you’d like to donate your hair and have at least 8 inches, consider donating to Children With Hairloss.

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Who said you can't be smart and funny? When I'm not writing for TSM, you can find me studying into oblivion, downing a bottle of chardonnay, and/or sobbing for reasons I have yet to understand. All hate fan mail can be sent to premed.donna.tsm@gmail.com.

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