Thank you @claires_picks for allowing me to accomplish my goal & donate 12 inches to the #pantenebeautifullengths program! Happy and humbled that I am able to contribute to such a powerful cause, and can provide a wig to someone who needs it most. 💇🏽♀️🦋✨
This journey through cancer has felt like an eternity; watching her grow weaker with every chemo treatment and weekly appointments with six different doctors, but thank God we were able to get through it together as a family. When we received the phone call after her double mastectomy a few weeks ago, it was honestly the happiest moment in our lives to hear that she was now cancer free. Since I wasn't able to use my hair to make my mom a wig, I decided as a sign of good faith I would donate 16 inches, 1 inch per chemo treatment, to someone else in need. But as a joke prior to sending out my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, my mom decided to see what she would look like with long hair 😂 Thank you @hairbynikki.lee for all of your help with this donation and amazing hairstyle, as well as everyone else who reached out to our family through these difficult times. We could not have done it without all of your love and support 💜
Today was the day. Around three and a half years ago I decided I was going to grow my hair out and donate it. So to who gets these luscious lock just know they were grown with dirt and mud and a little concrete. It’s good hair and I hope you keep fighting the fight#longhair#pantenebeautifullengths
I had a crazy week, I am so ready for the weekend! Do you have fun plans? I just want to be in my bed all day, watch Netflix and just chill!.
Tuve una semana muy loca y estoy listísima para el fin de semana! Tienes planes divertidos para este fin? Yo solo quiero estar en cama, mirar Netflix y relajarme!
...my ponytail fell off...again 💇🙆 #pantenebeautifullengths#donatingmyhair#cancersucks#thirdtimeisthecharm AND don't forget to visit this link - https://www.pantene.ca/en-ca/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths - which explains why this may be the last time I donate my hair (it's a good reason! 😀) Perhaps it shall be my last time donating my hair, but I promise to continue doing my part to make women feel beautiful...🙏👭
Yesterday I decided to donate my hair for the fourth and final time, as the demand for real hair has gone down thanks to the incredible improvement of synthetic hair technology🙏🏼 humbled to have been a tiny part of a few cancer patients’ journeys.
That's a good 15 inches... Hopefully it will bring joy to someone!
Just learned that @Pantene is no longer taking hair donations after December 30th of this year! "Over the last several years, synthetic-hair technology has vastly improved, giving synthetic hair wigs more of a “real-hair” feel, making them lighter, cooler to wear, and easier to style. With these advancements, synthetic wigs are now the preferred wig choice for cancer patients. This change in patient need has resulted in decreased demand for real-hair wigs at the American and Canadian Cancer Societies, and as a result the time has come to wind down the Beautiful Lengths program." #pantenebeautifullengths#15inches#newhair#sneakpeak
Transformation Tuesday goes out to another man willing to take the leap and chop it all! His plan is to donate to #pantenebeauifullengths which makes free wigs for kids. It was a pleasure being part of the journey to helping a child in need ❤️🙏🏼 SWIPE —-> to see before!
Another chop chop from Saturday. My lovely client donated her hair to @pantene where they donate hair to cancer patients. Such an awesome organization and she is an awesome person for doing this. Happy Tuesday everyone! 🤗
In celebration of my first day of school and the first snow of the season, this week I'm going to giveaway a copy of "Thomas' Snowsuit". To enter please do the following:
To win this copy of "Thomas' Snowsuit", courtesy of @annick_press , please follow the steps below
1. Follow me at @stephaniesponytailforthecure
2. Give me a suggestion of a warm place to visit to escape to cold.
Today's ponytail is a nice one coming out right above my ear. Snapchat filter included to make me look as smart as a fox. Can't wait for this semester!
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Since 2006, I have been donating my hair to @Pantene #BeautifulLengths . They use these donated hair to make wigs for cancer patients in need through the @CanadianCancerSociety . .
Ever since I was young, I've always wanted to help people, hence, I ended up in the medical field to better fulfill this calling. Working with and knowing people who have cancer had given me a better understanding of how much cancer impacts not only the patient’s life, but as well as the lives of everyone around them- friends, family, and even the medical staff (who are complete strangers) who attend to them. .
I have also lost a beloved aunt to cancer a few years ago and it was such a devastating experience. .
Though there are tons of research that have been done and that are currently being undertaken to improve treatment outcomes, however, we can't hide the fact that people afflicted with this disease still suffer a tremendous amount of pain (physically, emotionally, and psychologically). .
By donating hair, I feel that I'm helping them personally, though, indirectly, by giving them piece of me to help them feel better about themselves. I grow my hair for 2 years (hair donation must be at least 8 inches long) before donating it. So far, I have made 6 donations in the past 12 years. I don’t know how much longer I'd be able to continue this, as I've already noticed that I'm getting quite a few gray hair- hair donation must have at least less than 5% of gray hair (and you can't donate dyed hair either). .
I would like to teach my daughters that they can help others in more ways than one (however big or small), and this is one of them. It gives me a feeling of fulfillment whenever I'd receive these letters of acknowledgement from #Pantene#BeautifulLengths because I know that my hair will be used to boost someone's self- confidence and morale by helping them feel better, amidst everything that they are going through. .
Do something nice for others, in whatever way you can.. not only it makes you feel good, you're also making a difference in someone's life. ☺️
I’ve been growing my hair for a loong time. No drastic cuts for the past 7+ years, except for the occasional trim here and there. But this past year and a half, I took it to the extreme and made a commitment to take hair vitamins and zero trims so I can grow my hair out. It was mostly annoying and cumbersome managing my hair throughout that time period...but it was well worth it. Finally chopped off 10inches last Saturday and these locks are on their way to the #pantenebeautifullengths foundation. Still getting used to my drastically different look, but my head feels 10x lighter and my heart 1million times fuller knowing my hair will be used by someone who needs it. ❤️😳🙏🏼 #happymonday#dowhatyoucan#shouldertowaistratio