I was inspired to donate my hair by Variety Hair with Heart. Throughout my life, I had always enjoyed having long hair, but one day I realised the privilege I possessed. It dawned on me that not everyone has the opportunity to grow their hair as they wish, especially those who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.
At the beginning of 2022, I made the decision to grow my hair out for an entire year with the intention of donating it. It became my personal mission, and I was determined to see it through. I wanted to make a difference in someone's life by contributing my hair towards a real-hair wig.
The journey was not always easy, as it required patience and dedication to let my hair grow to the desired length. But I was motivated by the thought of helping others and the impact it could have on their self-esteem and confidence.
Finally, in the winter of 2023, I gathered the courage to make the big chop. I cut off a significant 40cm of my hair to donate. It was a moment filled with mixed emotions—sadness for saying goodbye to my long locks, but also immense joy knowing that my hair would go on to bring happiness to someone else.
Along the way, I also decided to raise funds for the organisation. I reached out to my friends, family, and even acquaintances, sharing my journey and the cause I was supporting. Their support was overwhelming, and I managed to raise over $850, which further contributed to the meaningful work of Variety Hair with Heart.
Working with such an incredible organisation has been a blessing. They provided the guidance and resources needed to ensure that my hair donation would make a significant impact. Their dedication to helping those in need and their commitment to helping create wigs for individuals experiencing hair loss is truly admirable.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this hair donation journey. It has taught me the importance of selflessness and using our privileges to uplift others. Knowing that my hair will bring joy and confidence to someone facing challenging circumstances fills my heart with happiness.