Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow – Frugal Novice

Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow

Yup, I really did go with that lame title for my post! I started typing it, paused and wondered if it was too cheesy… decided it was, paused again… and went with it. Because if I can’t be cheesy on my own blog, then what is this world coming to?!


So, as I’m sure you can tell, this post is about hair. Not mine, but Brian’s. He’s been letting his hair grow out since C was born, and C turned two in April. I just kind of went with it, because I figure it’s his hair, and he doesn’t tell me how to do mine.

The long hair presented some funny situations. Once we were at PF Chang’s and the waiter came up to the table from behind Brian. “Hi ladies, what can I get for you?” he said. Brian turned his head to reply, totally unfazed by this, and the waiter immediately turned bright red and apologized hurriedly.

I liked to tease Brian that he was my hippie husband, even though I doubt video games and LEGO are very “hippie” interests.

Here’s the before shot, from a couple of weeks ago on our trip to Illinois:

And here’s the after shot, from last night:

We measured his hair and it was just long enough to send off to Locks of Love. We’d measured it a couple of times before and he had decided that he wanted to make sure it was long enough to donate before cutting his hair. I love knowing that a child somewhere will get good use out of this. If you’re interested in donating, go here to find out more. It’s a really easy way to make a difference in the life of a child that is dealing with a tough situation.

So, now his hair is trimmed short and I’m sure he’ll be staying a little cooler in the midst of this crazy Texas summer. And I doubt he’ll get called “lady” anytime soon.

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  • alexis July 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    HA! Love it. :) Erich and I keep a running list of hair salons with punny names.

  • Jodi Henderson July 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    That’s a fantastic story! Thanks for sharing. Guess the new shorter hair has the added bonus of being much cooler for the hot Texas summer, yeah?

    • Christi July 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Jodi, so true! He noticed an immediate difference – although he said today at work his head got cold, lol!

      • Jodi Henderson July 22, 2011 at 8:17 pm

        I’d love to be cold these days! These Texas summers are getting OLD.

  • Tamara B. July 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    WOW that is alot of air and so happy he was able to donate it to Locks Of Love! My daughter has ad her hair cut like that twice and was able to donate it to Locks Of Love too. His short hair looks fantastic!

  • Sarah July 22, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I’m so glad he donated it. I took some of my students to get theirs cut to donate to Locks of Love a few years ago. It’s a great charity!

    • Christi July 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      How fun to take your students for that experience! I am sure that’s something they’ll always remember. I love seeing the before and after photos of the recipients – you can tell the hairpieces make a big difference in how they feel about themselves!

  • Carol@easytobeglutenfree July 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Great post! It is so awesome every time I hear about people donating hair to locks of love. 2 of my nieces have done it several times. I wish I could donate my hair too but unfortunately I have thin hair that doesn’t grow out so well.

    • Christi July 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      I hear you! I can’t do it either because I dye my hair blonde, and since it’s basically bleached, the FAQ’s on the Locks of Love page say it wouldn’t stand up to the manufacturing process.

  • Katie July 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I think that’s awesome that he donated it to locks of love! He looks like a totally different guy without the long hair!

  • Charla @ Healthy Home Blog July 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    That’s wonderful about the Locks of Love! I’m proud of Brian for doing that. :)

  • Kimberly July 25, 2011 at 7:34 am

    WOW! What a difference a haircut makes. He looks so much better with his new ‘do. Thank you for donating to Locks of Love. I have a friend whose son does that. It’s a really great charity.