A Drastic Haircut – My Donation to Charity

A Drastic Haircut – My Donation to Charity
I started growing my hair for my Wedding and it went crazy, I couldn’t believe how fast it grew! I made the decision a while back to just carry on growing it so that I could have a drastic cut and donate my hair to charity. Yesterday I did it.
I chose to donate to Little Princess Trust. Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through Cancer treatment. This is the same charity that Jessie J donated her hair to when she famously had it all shaved off. I wasn’t quite brave enough to do a Jessie!

plaited hair to donate to little princess trust

To donate your hair you need a minimum of seven inches, mine came in at around 10 and a half.

hair donation to little princess trust before and after

I decided to have the ombre put back in, I just used the L’Oreal kit in the darkest shade, number 1 I think. I’m not going to comment on the kit too much as the girl who cut my hair also applied the die. The colour took really well and my hair doesn’t feel dry after use. I’m not actually sure I like the ombre effect on my new shorter hair but its too late now, it is staying for a while yet! I’m not brave enough to die over freshly bleached hair plus any hair die that I put on will probably fade with this underneath. I’ll just have to get used to it.
Colour aside I’m really happy with my new, light, bouncy hair. It feels so strange and brushing it is a real pleasure now. 
Will I keep it this length is a question that I have been asked so many times today. The answer is, I’m not sure. I’ll probably keep it this length for the Winter but after that I may just grow it again and then donate more hair. Who knows.
You can read more about Little Princess Trust and arrange to make a donation (financial or hair) here.


    • September 2, 2013 / 9:07 pm

      I've done my good deed for the year 🙂 x

  1. August 29, 2013 / 7:19 pm

    Looks fab! Glad you found someone to cut it for you 🙂 x

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks Sam 🙂 x

  2. August 29, 2013 / 7:29 pm

    Aw that's really kind of you. My hair is in such awful condition I don't think anyone would want it! xx

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:08 pm

      I used so much conditioner and hair oil in the run up to having it done as I didn't want to send them awful condition hair haha x

  3. August 29, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    This is such an amazing thing to do! Your still look gorgeous with shorter hair x

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  4. August 29, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Such a thoughtful thing to do 🙂 Your new hairstyle looks great x

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  5. August 29, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    love your hair! follow each other on gfc? 🙂

  6. August 29, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    I'd love to do something like this, such a good cause!
    Your new hair looks lovely, i actually love the ombre on the short hair. If you really don't like it i'm sure it'd be fine to dye straight over it but honestly it looks lovely 🙂


    • September 2, 2013 / 9:10 pm

      You should do it, it is such a good feeling!
      Thank you, I'm growing to like the ombre now, It has just taken a bit of getting used to. x

  7. Hips Like Cinderella
    August 30, 2013 / 6:01 am

    What an amazing thing to do! Well done you! And your new hair looks lovely 🙂 xxx

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  8. August 30, 2013 / 7:45 am

    It would take me ages to grow my hair that long, but what a good cause to do it for.

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:11 pm

      Mine didn't take too long to grow thankfully! x

  9. August 30, 2013 / 9:02 am

    Soo amazing such a good cause!! xx

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:12 pm

      It is a great charity 🙂 x

  10. August 30, 2013 / 9:18 am

    Wow that's such an amazing thing to do Leanne! 🙂 Good on you and I hope your hair goes to some lovely little girl. x

    Sweet Monday

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:12 pm

      I hope so too, such a nice thought 🙂 x

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks Hannah 🙂 x

  11. August 31, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    wow what a great charity. I'm planning on cutting my hair soon so I will look into it.
    I also want to try the l'oreal ombre dye… I think it looks great on your short hair too! xx

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks 🙂
      Yeah definitely look into it when you have your hair cut, if I have encouraged just one more person to do it then I'd be happy! x

    • September 2, 2013 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  12. January 22, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Such a great charity to support. The shorter hair really suits you too!

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