PSF: Emma’s Hair-Going, Going, Gone

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Right before we moved Emma decided it was high time she shed some hair. I really, really didn’t want her to cut it, but she was tired of the tangles so we went for the big cut. My sister in law (whom you all know now as “she that leaves no stone unturned”) was gracious enough to do the honors and snipped 10 inches. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a happy hair cutting camper. Emma beamed the WHOLE time and has been thrilled with her new do. It doesn’t hurt that she was able to donate all that goodness to help another child either.

How’s that for going green and recycling?


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    Robin says

    She has THE most incredibly gorgeous hair, and even after the cut it’s still beautifully long. Plus, she’s helping a sick child who’s out there somewhere.

    Definite win-win.

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    Deb says

    oh lord, this kid is gorgeous. and glamourous. and GIVING! what’s with your genetics??? i’m starting to get a little annoyed…

    she’s got her good deed taken care of for a while. sweet girl.

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    Scary Mommy says

    That Locks of Love child will be getting the most beautiful hair ever! That is so wonderful. She is just gorgeous!

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    Melissa says

    Wow, look at all that beautiful red hair.

    Even with it 10 inches shorter it still looks great.

    Oh to have untouched young hair, huh?

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    Heather says

    holy moly! that’s a lot of hair. what a wonderful thing she did by donating it. her new cut looks adorable, and is still pretty long.


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    Jennie says

    she has the most beautiful hair… women would kill for hair like that… it is still beautiful even a little shorter.

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    Octamom says

    How great! And can you even believe how long her hair still is?!? 2 of 8 has LOOOONGGG hair and will occasionally allow us to harvest some of it!


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    stefanie says

    What gorgeous Locks! Someone will be so thrilled. Can’t believe she still has long hair after the cut. No wonder she got tangles!

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    Vicki says

    I’m going to show these pictures to my daughter. Her hair is just as long but she already has an attachment to…no doubt created by me. I’m trying to convince her that donating it to Locks of Love would be awesome and that her hair would grow back quickly. Maybe seeing that your daughter still has length to her hair might convince her. Thanks!

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    Tamara says

    I love the haircut! Natalie recently got hers cut off too. She had been begging me for a haircut but I liked it long.

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    Nicole says

    I’m Jealous in more than one way! I wish I had her hair and wouldn’t it me so nice to have a little girl to do her hair! Oh well, what can I say, I was blessed with boys. Good for her, she looks beautiful.

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    Lula! says

    First of all, I would commit highway robbery to have hair that color. GORGEOUS!

    Second, her hair is beautiful long, but wowza–I am loving it “shorter.” She is beautiful, and definitely has a future as a Pantene model. Way to go, Emma!

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    Mrs de Miranda says

    Emma’s hair is gorgeous!! It must have been hard to watch it cut off, but at least it’s going for a good cause!

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    mommaof4wife2r says

    what a great little gal! she’s so pretty and has agood heart for others too! i know you are proud…and you already know how stinking pretty she is! love that sweet smile!

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    Carrin says

    What a beatuiful idea! Her hair is absolutely stunning and any child will be lucky to have it. 10 inches and her hair is still pretty long. Amazing!

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    Tiaras and Tantrums says

    WOW – her hair was LONG – and it is still long and gorgeous!!
    I’m so jealous – My daughter has NEVER had a hair cut and it is just to her shoulders – I dont’ think baby girl will have long hair with all those curls!!!!

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    Cecily R says

    I would have done almost anything for that hair as a kid (I dreamed of being just like Crystal Gale when I saw her in Sesame Street once. In fact, I even prayed about it)!!! It’s GORGEOUS!

    The cut looks fabulous and KUDOS to her for donating it!!!

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    MommyWizdom says

    Wow, good for her – now that’s the spirit of giving! πŸ™‚ She looks very happy indeed. Carmi’s Thematic Photographic theme this week is happy – you should post this entry there πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

    Monday is the big announcement day about my blog party, come check it out! I am soooo excited!

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    koopermom says

    Oh my gosh her hair is soooo beautiful!!!! I can’t believe she was so happy to cut it off! She is beautiful either way, but of course I am partial to those redheads!!!

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    It looks beautiful, shiny and bouncy!!!! She did a good thing!!!!!!!!!!!! And she’s a mini you! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    Michelle says

    Some child is going to be very happy to receive a wig made from her beautiful red locks!

    My redhead has donated her hair twice. Just warms you heart!

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    Jaysi says

    That hair is to die for! The color, the shine…love it! Some little girl will be very lucky! Way to go Emma!! She is beautiful!

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    Heidi says

    You’ll both be happier combing through it now after bath time, and it’s still as beautiful as ever. πŸ™‚

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    Angie says

    She looks like a pretty little mermaid! I’d LOVE to have hair like hers! I donated my hair once, what a sweet, sweet little girl!

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    marina says

    Bye bye hair. When I was her age, I had hair that long. And I begged my paretns to cut it short, but they didn’t let me until I was like 12:) Kids should decide what they want to do on their own. Its gorgeous hair.

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    Munchkins and Music says

    She really has great hair! I like the new hair cut, it’s probably eaiser to carry around all day now too! πŸ™‚

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    Jaime Ann says

    What beautiful hair…I love the color. I had hoped that one of my three would end up with my red hair, but alas none did.

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    Jaime says

    I love the new haircut! She is such a beautiful girl. Good job on donating, too. I have done a few donation cuts on family members. Isn’t it awesome they can make pretty hair for kids that need it?

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    les_mason_curt says

    Her hair is so beautiful, I can only hope to have another red-head and have it be a girl… Ah, a girl can dream…

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    Reluctant Housewife says

    Oh my gosh! She has such pretty hair, what a wonderful colour. It’s wonderful that she donating it – I’m sure the recipient will be thrilled.

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    Elizabeth says

    beautiful before & after! πŸ™‚

    my sister's girls donated hair earlier this year…not quite 10" though…that's a lot! what a wonderful gift she's giving!

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    Melissa says

    That’s a crime to cut that hair. I”m with you man.
    She still looks beautiful though and at least she’s donating it.
    Good girl.

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    Rhonda says

    Wow! What beautiful hair she has! And it is still longer than anything I’ve managed to accomplish in my life!! Mine somehow just STOPS at my shoulders. Weird!

    Good for her!

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    Mandy says

    She does have some gorgeous hair! Beautiful color and extremely shiny and thick! Wow! What a wonderful lesson to teach her as well. Locks of Love is a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚

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    BoufMom9 says

    Wow! She has GORGEOUS hair! And, so wonderful that you were able to donate so much. What a wonderful thing to teach your daughter.

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    Laurie says

    WOW I never realized her hair was that long. She looks so cute. LOVE that she donated the hair. What a great kid.

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    Taya says

    Holy crap! Her hair is still amazingly long after cutting so much off! She is lucky to get such beautiful hair!

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    Rachel says

    Wow she had some LONG hair!!! She’s as cute as ever!! I know so many people that have been donating their hair lately I think it’s such a great thing to do!!

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    Kally says

    She looks great and someone else will too with her hair. So sweet of her to donate the snipped pony. B plans on doing the same with her hair when it gets long enough.

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    Cristin says

    It would have caused me physical pain to see that hair go.. Oh. My. But like you said… good cause and all. I went with my sister to cut off 18 inches of her hair to donate… the hairdresser let me do the honors and cut off the braid… and my sis looks fab with short hair…

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    Honey Mommy says


    Her hair is absolutely beautiful! That is the kind of hair that many women are dyeing to achieve!

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    Kimberly says

    So gorgeous!
    I thought it would be a lot shorter than it still looks!
    I love the strawberry blonde too! So pretty!

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    Susie says

    wow that is beautiful hair! WTG on the donation too–THAT is a spectacular lesson for your little one. Great job Emma!

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    Jennifer P. says

    She cut off so much, but it still looks long! I would LOVE to have a wig made out of pretty red hair like that! What a wonderful thing to give!

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    Mark and Kiss says

    Way to go Emma!! I am so proud of you. You look absolutely adorable with your new cut. I’m glad I got to see it in person.

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    bermudabluez says

    Your daughter has GORGEOUS hair!!! And my daughter would have loved to have done the honors…she’s a cosmetologist and she loves cutting hair!! She just did her half-sister’s hair and donated to locks of love. It’s such a great charity!! Good for her!!

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    Darla says

    Wow her hair is gorgeous! It was and it is!!! So nice too that she was able to donate it. One of my girls has hair long enough she could donate and she wants to once she decides to cut it.

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    Tash says

    wow it looks great! Have you ever cut it before or are you guys just blessed with awesome hair?! Did she donate?

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    Sam_I_am says

    10″ and she still has a lot left! It will be a shock for her for awhile when she goes to touch it and her hand falls off the bottom.

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    Veggie Mom says

    When I was a kid, I would have killed (well, metaphorically speaking, anyway) to have a gorgeous mane like that. And so wonderful that you donated it! BTW, don’t forget that we’re starting a Great New Pop’rs Halloween Giveaway at my place today…22 different, fun prizes. Even Previous Winners like you are eligible, too…Come play, today!

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    Katy Lin :) says

    wow! love the new look, gorgeous hair and an absolutely beautiful daughter πŸ™‚

    i’ve tagged you! stop by if you’d like to play along πŸ™‚

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    Clark Captions says

    Beautiful hair!! And we know from experience, that she truly is helping another child! Way to go Emma! And, thanks for your donation too!

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    Mc Allen says

    awww, sooo sweet. My lil P just had 11 inches cut and donated. she has a little stack now, looks so cute with bows!!sweet blog, thanks for sharing the pics.. L A

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    hippos toes says

    Wow, what gorgeous hair. And it still looks gorgeous after cutting it. Wish I could have grown hair like that when I was young. Was, and still is fine and naturally wavy :).

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    Adrian says

    Oh what pretty hair! Can I have some? I have always wanted my hair to be that great coppery color. And I’ve really been missing my long hair from high school. I’ve had it super short for the longest time. Oh well, at least I’ve got a grandson with that great red hair!

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    DysFUNctional Mom says

    Oh wow, what lovely hair, before AND after! My middle daughter also cut her hair and donated it. I was proud of her and now I’m proud of Emma! =D

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Wow! She has a tun of hair. What a beautiful color. I think that is awesome you donated her hair. It is beautiful, I just can’t get over how pretty her hair is!!! Looks great Emma.

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    Megryansmom says

    Hi I came from Jenni’s, to congratulate you on all the new awards. Way to go Emma on the locks donation. I’m headed to enter the giveaway now, hope I’m not too late.

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    Kelli @ Gohn Crazy says

    She has gorgeous hair. How great that she wanted to donate it. She still has so much even after the cut. Kudos for her.

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    Naturally Caffeinated Family says

    Oh she looks beautiful!! Such a cute new cut! πŸ™‚ And how sweet that she gets to donate her beautiful locks too!

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    WheresMyAngels says

    I love how long her hair STILL is. I cry everytime I cut my youngest hair, I want her hair to be longer but it just gets so many tangles in it.

    Glad you were able to donate it, what a beautiful wig it will make.

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    Maki says

    Wow!!! Beautiful, beautiful hair; longer or long, your daughter is so beautiful!

    Hello:) First time visiting you blog – you have one beautiful family!!

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    Rhea says

    Dang, look how many comments you have!

    Your daughter’s hair is gorgeous! BEAUTIFUL! And I can’t believe how long it was. Great that she donated it. I think it’s wonderful when people do that. She’s beautiful inside and out.

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    girlytwins says

    WOW that is some amazing hair. It always looks so awesome in her photos but I never realized how awesome it really was. What a wonderful thing she did in donating her hair. Beautiful and sweet….takes after her mama πŸ™‚

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    Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    Holy cow! I didn’t realize that her hair was SO long! Way to go donating it! That is what we did with Savanna’s too.

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    Elaine A. says

    Wow! That was some long hair! She looks so happy with her new “do!” And the fact that she was able to donate it is wonderful!

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    Shannon says

    What would I do for that hair????? Trade a child or two. No really, I might consider it.

    The new do looks fabulous. Emma, you are one gorgeous girlie!

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    Lorie says

    Love redheads, being one myself, out of my 5 kiddos; I only have one who is almost red (more strawberry blonde). My eldest donated her hair, but she didn’t have 10 inches; so she donated to Beautiful Lengths by Pantene. I’m considering doing that myself as well. Hair cutting party anyone?

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