First off I want to say that I LOVE following The Bald Movement's Instagram page. It is my favorite account! I saw you post about wanting people to share their story about how they used to be bald but may not be anymore. Well that is me! About 4 ½ months ago I shaved my head and it has been one of the best experiences ever. When I first told all my friends and family that I was going to do it, no one believed me. I have a huge heart for missions trips and I had gone to Guatemala through Students International for the past two summers and had wanted to go again. I decided to fundraise by telling everyone that if I met my goal (of $1680) then I would shave my head. Of course, I also donated my hair to Locks of Love (25 inches to be exact). Everyone thought I was crazy but I was determined to go. God definitely planned on me going because I was able to raise over $2000! People donated because they loved the cause.
So I shaved my head about a week before I went on the missions trip and (of course) I got a lot of weird looks and a lot of questions from the people I came into contact with. Everyone was surprised that I CHOSE to shave my head. The easiest way to explain it to the people in Guatemala was that I shaved my head so that I could buy a plane ticket. That's not exactly what I did, but it was the simplest thing to translate since my spanish isn't 100%. They all thought I was crazy but thanked me for doing it because I got to go down and work with the people of Guatemala.
Even after coming back to the States, I still get a lot of weird looks. The strange thing is that I have also gotten a lot more compliments than I used to. Random people will come up to me and tell me that they love my hair or that they wish they could pull off a shaved head. I feel as though I have more confidence now. Although I am in the process of growing it back out, I can say with confidence that I will shave all my hair off again one day.