(But While I Still Do It Anyway)
Starting your “tour-of-duty” as a men’s hair donor can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Making the decision to be a hair donor takes resolve and commitment, but it is also an exciting chance to experience what it’s like to have long hair, while also giving to a great cause.
For many men’s hair donors, growing their hair for donation may be the first time they have ever had there hair long and this experience brings with it many other ”firsts” that will be new to many them.
Here are a few of the most annoying things that I hate about being a men’s hair donor.
Sure, growing your hair can be annoying, and in the beginning it will seem like these things are happening all the time. During my hair donation journey, there have been many times when I just wanted to shave my head. Hair donation is not always a picnic, but after a while, it will become second nature to make the adjustments needed to get over those things that you hate about the hair donation tour-of-duty.
In the face of all these challenges, it may test your resolve as a hair donor. For me, hair donation is a badge of honor. When I am faced with uncomfortable moments, I keep the end goal in mind. You possess a resource that someone desperately needs, a healthy head of hair.
If you’ve have ever volunteered, given a gift to a child, or money to a charity; then you know the joy that giving brings. The only difference that being a hair donor has with the previous examples is the time between the thought of giving and the actual act of giving it.
With each challenge you overcome, the more you will appreciate the gift your hair donation provides to someone in need.
Christopher Bell is an accidental hair donor, advocating for men to embrace the journey of hair donation while also working to remove the social stigma preventing men from growing their hair in the workplace.
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