A fellow blogger made a comment on this blog the other day, so I went over to check out her blog. (Click here for her blog.) Her profile name is "Silver Strands". I read her profile, and discovered that she has a great service that she performs. She grows out her graying hair, then has her head shaved and donates her hair to be used to make wigs for women who are breast cancer patients.
I have to admit that I think this is a wonderful service, and I am tempted at the idea of shaving my head. But my only problem is that I can't stand to have my hair long. I had my hair long when I was younger, but for some reason it really bothers me now that I'm older. For me, giving away the hair wouldn't be as much of a sacrifice as wearing it long while I grew it out. I guess I never realized that anyone would want my gray hair. I always thought they wanted hair that was a better color. But I guess so many of these women are also gray, so having a gray wig makes them feel like themselves. I will have to think about this, maybe I can convince myself to suffer through the long hair. My daughter grew her hair out really long this year. It was almost down to her waist. She had it cut, and has donated it to be made in to a wig. I really should think seriously about this. I mean, I don't even have to think to grow my hair. It grows without any effort on my part. That's the least I could do for someone else. Dang, I really hate long hair on myself...do you think I could grow the hair on my legs instead? ;)