At this point in my life, I have donated my hair twice. If you're interested in donating to the same organization as I did, they are called Children With Hair Loss https://childrenwithhairloss.us/
Warning: Their page has a lot of animation
They accept hair 8 inches and longer, and gray hair is OK!
This last donation was interesting. My last haircut before donation was in August 2019. It wasn't until October/November that I decided I would grow it out again. Then the pandemic arrived and nobody was allowed to get a haircut for a long while. At least I wasn't the only one who was growing out their hair!
At the rate of about .5 inches a month, we're looking at about 11 inches of growth in about 2 years. Definitely forgot about what people with long hair have to deal with. Here are some of my favorites.
Sitting in a chair — Whenever I'm leaning back in a chair and I lean forward, my hair would get tugged on because my back was pinching my hair against the chair.
Hair Everywhere — I probably drop a lot of hair all over the place and I don't even know it. Having long hair just makes it more visible. Luckily, we have a smart vacuum to pick most of it up, but that means I have to detangle it from the rollers.
Longer Showers — Longer hair meant a lot more to clean and rinse. The worst part for me was waiting for it to get dry and getting that weird feeling of wet hair on your back and shoulders.
Sleeping - I didn't like having my hair all over the place when I tried to sleep. Then I put it in a bun, but then I couldn't lay down the way I wanted cause this ball of hair was on my back. Then someone suggested putting the bun on top of my head. Why didn't I think of that before!
Heat — Having a lot of hair is so hot!
It was worth it to have to experience all these things again. Someone will be able to achieve great things once they have one less thing to worry about.