Ok, that's not really the question, because I'm definitely cutting! I just don't know how much.
I cut my own hair, and every other month or so, I give myself a trim - and then usually around the end of the year, I chop about 3-4 inches off just to keep it from getting too long. Last year, I didn't do the 3-4 inches, so now my hair is way longer than I'm used to. I have grown my hair out in order to donate it twice before, and both times, I ended up with cutter's remorse. It was just too much off at one time for me, and it took about 2 months and 2 more inches growing back before I'd be comfortable with my hair again.
Well, it's long enough now that I can cut enough to donate and still have my hair hang past my shoulders. I've been debating back and forth if I should donate it and possibly hate it, or if I should just chop a few inches off now and then a few more again at the end of the year to avoid my internal drama.
And then I feel really bad for even questioning this, because there are women out there with cancer and want a wig and I'm sitting here crying about a couple months of hair that's "too short"
What would you recommend?
*Update! I did it, I chopped 9 inches off for Pantene Beautiful Lengths. While I'm happy with the donation, I'm still not convinced about my hair. :( I figured it would take some getting used to, and after straightening and styling it this morning, it already looks better than my chopped off, unbraided hair in the picture below, LOL. But DD hates it. She keeps telling me she misses my long hair and asking me why I cut it. Oh well, hopefully this will scare her out of trying to cut her own with scissors!