15 March 2014

Funny enough, my head feels cold. I didn't expect that, given that I have very short hair anyway, but after getting it shaved off...yep, walking around the mall, it was cold.

I got there about 10 minutes before 12, when everything was scheduled to start, and there were already a lot of people there. Enough that I had a hard time finding DKM in the crowd, even though she was wearing a blinding neon green shirt.

Overall there were 314 people registered for the event...and only 80 women. *Lots* of kids, though, and a surprising number of younger girls, getting shoulder length and longer hair shaved off.

Those are the ones I give major respect to. It takes a lot for a little girl to go bald, especially those who are around junior high age, when how you look is *everything.*

And something that surprised me...I was a little nervous.

I didn't have to wait too long, though; there were about 10 individual shavees ahead of me, and they took the Supercuts team up first.

After about 10 minutes, I was waiting to be the next one out onto the stage.

Yep, a little nervous.

The purple hair did attract attention.

This is KCRA (Sacramento channel 3, NBC) Chris Riva talking to me, and after getting my name and where I was from, the first thing he asked, "Why the purple."

Oh yeah, I threw you all under the bus and told him I have strange friends who donate money to see me do stupid things.

Will I do it again?

Ask me again in a couple of weeks, when I've had to deal with staring and questions...


Angel and Kirby said...

It takes courage, but it is for a good cause. You have probably discovered that you need a night cap! WHen my nephew lost his hair to chemo, his wife and two boys all shaves their heads in support of him!

sandra said...

Is what's left still purple? Maybe another go-round with the colour? Anyway, I think it looks great or maybe it's just the angle of the picture lol.

Derby, Ducky said...

I hope the girls with the long hair also could donate their hair to locks of love. Twice as much good happening.

caircair said...

You're still beautiful, just with a bit more skin. I admire your courage!