The Real Reason Jill Duggar Cut 14 Inches Off Her Hair

The Duggars are not fashion trendsetters. Their devotion to their conservative Christian faith means they stay within the boundaries of long hair and long skirts that fall below the knee in a style In Touch Weekly dubbed "conservative cute." So what would it take for Jill Duggar Dillard to break ranks with her mother and sisters to cut a dramatic 14 inches off her hair?

On her Dillard Family blog, Jill wrote, "I usually get my hair trimmed twice a year and it was getting to be that time of year. I wanted to get a little more cut off than I did last time and wanted to get it done soon because it was getting to be hard to manage, the boys were getting tangled in it, I was sitting on it and the weight was contributing to headaches!"

But she realized what should have been just a trim could end up in an act that could support a good cause. "I got to thinking about it and got excited thinking that if I got a little bit more taken off then I'd have enough to donate to an organization that makes free wigs for people who have lost their hair," Jill said.

Jill Duggar cut her hair for charity

Because most organizations ask for hair donations to be between 8 and 12 inches long, Jill took the extra step of cutting 14 inches and even getting her locks layered up. Its a big change for the girl who admitted in the same blog post, "I didn't have my hair trimmed for the first time until I was about 14 years old and haven't had more than 4-6 inches taken off until this week."

None of this should come as a surprise for Duggar fans, who know Jill to be the family's fashion rebel. In the time that we've gotten to know her, we've seen Jill pick up a nose piercing, experiment with henna hand tattoos, and go from knee length skirts and leggings to denim bermuda-length jorts, jeans, and a maxi dress.

While Duggar matriarch Michelle isn't one to change her look, we'd like to think that both she and Jill's husband Derick approves of Jill's evolving, fashion-forward look, especially when it's for a good cause.