A Drastic Haircut – My Donation to Charity

29th August 2013
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.

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  • Reply beautyqueenuk 29th August 2013 at 7:11 pm

    What a really lovely thing to do xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:07 pm

      I've done my good deed for the year πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Sam H 29th August 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Looks fab! Glad you found someone to cut it for you πŸ™‚ x

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Sam πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Liz 29th August 2013 at 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

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 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

  • Reply Yige Z 29th August 2013 at 7:31 pm

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

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Beth 29th August 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Such a thoughtful thing to do πŸ™‚ Your new hairstyle looks great x

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Rakel 29th August 2013 at 8:47 pm

    love your hair! follow each other on gfc? πŸ™‚

  • Reply Zoe 29th August 2013 at 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 πŸ™‚


    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 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

  • Reply Hips Like Cinderella 30th August 2013 at 6:01 am

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

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Nicola 30th August 2013 at 7:45 am

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

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:11 pm

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

  • Reply Kayleigh 30th August 2013 at 9:02 am

    Soo amazing such a good cause!! xx

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:12 pm

      It is a great charity πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Kim 30th August 2013 at 9:18 am

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

    Sweet Monday

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:12 pm

      I hope so too, such a nice thought πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Hannah Elder 31st August 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Such a good thing to do…and your hair looks amazing, it really suits you!

    Hannah x

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Hannah πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Ale 31st August 2013 at 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

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚
      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

  • Reply Joanna Victoria -x 31st August 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Loveing your shorter hair! what a lovely thing to do

    • Reply Leanne 2nd September 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply DannyUK 22nd January 2016 at 11:16 am

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

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