That's the pattern apparently.
I have checked.
After a cousin's wedding in 2004, I cut off my long hair and donated 12 inches to Locks of Love.
Then 5 yrs later, when my other cousin got married in California, I cut off my long hair just past my shoulder a few months after. I donated 10 inches to Locks of Love again.
19 days ago, another cousin got married. I wanted to cut my hair before going to California one week after the wedding, but I did not get to it and I chickened out a few times when I had the time. Tomorrow is the day, I have booked an appointment at a learning institute. No backing out of this one! I haven't decided yet if I will be donating 10 or 12 inches, but this week, I have tried to enjoy my long hair as much as possible. Tomorrow, all this awesomeness will make its way to be part of a wig, hopefully enjoyed by someone who needs a wig because of cancer. That is my only consolation right now, that I will be helping someone restore some confidence in their appearance at a low time in their lives.
Come on now, it will grow again! And maybe it will look better tomorrow when it's short!!