Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hair Growth Update

We are already into April and it is way past time to report on my hair growth.  For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the deal.  My New Year’s resolution is to grow my hair all year and donate it to Pink Heart Funds.

I have bad news followed by good news followed by bad news.  Let’s talk bad news first and go from there.  Bad news – I’ve gained 6 lbs eating all those sweet potatoes fries which are one of the foods recommended for healthy hair growth.  Boy are they good.

April hair growthGood news –  I’m at 6 inches in the back now.  I was whistling with happiness at my progress knowing that I should be at 10 inches by December when I was stopped in my tracks.  Bad news –  It seems the required length to donate has changed to 12 inches.  Oh my.  It looks like I am going to have to push my completion date into 2015.  Good news – That’s okay with me as long as everyone knows when my hair looks like a hot mess it’s for a reason, so forgive me.  It’s worth it!

I’d like to thank John Flores at Ell Salon for having patience with me and my hair.  He promises to fix me up when the time comes.  Here’s a shout out to John.  Hey John!  Thanks for your help.

Here are the requirements copied off the Pink Heart Funds webpage for anyone interested:

Donations of ponytails are accepted at any time and evaluated based on the following guidelines:
  • At least 12-inches long
  • Can be one length or layered (shortest layer must be at least 12-inches long)
  • Must be clean and dry (damp donations will not be used)
  • Secured by ponytail holder or braid
  • May be colored or permed (not over processed or bleached)
  • Grey is acceptable
  • All ethnicities accepted
  • Placed in a sealed Ziploc style bag
How to Ship Your Ponytail Donation
Secure the dry hair in a tight ponytail with a holder or rubber band at the top and center of the ponytail and cut the ponytail.  Place the ponytail in a sandwich-style plastic bag.  Mail the ponytail in a secured envelope to:
Pink Heart Funds
P.O. Box 1047
Long Beach, MS 39560



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