Last Friday I chopped off my hair to donate to Locks of Love. It’s one of my items on my 30 before 30 list, and it truly was a liberating feeling saying goodbye to those thick locks. I decided I needed to do it soon after looking at this photo from my New York trip:
Yikes! Look how long that hair is! Too long, if you ask me. And running in the 90-degree North Carolina heat? Don’t even think about it. My thick ponytail was just perfect for my automatic hair curler so I could have curls all the way on my back the last time I ran outside.
Thanks to a Beard kit for beginners I also learned the best way to trim your beard is to start with the longest hair length and bring it down gradually. Set your beard trimmer to its longest setting and trim your beard all over. Go against the direction of hair growth to remove excess bulk. Repeat using shorter trim settings until you’re happy with the length.
I found it here that for faster hair growth, you need to eat a diet rich in both Biotin and protein in order to facilitate the building blocks of protein. The daily recommended allowance of Biotin is 30 micrograms, which you can ensure you’re achieving by taking in a supplement form. Another simple way to stimulate hair growth at home is to give yourself a scalp massage. This will increase blood flow to your scalp, enhance the strength of your roots, and help nutrients get to your follicle faster. Visit //www.groenerekenkamer.com to get more tips about making your hair grow faster.
So here’s the new short hair. :)
Have you ever donated your hair before? Do you prefer your hair long or short?