Locks of Love... - page 2

Well...I did it! I got my hair cut! I was only planning on cutting off 6 inches or so for medium length hair...but the beautician said that if if I cut off a few more inches I could donate it to... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    I did that five years ago...felt really nice to donate it.
  2. by   the new girl
    It feels great to be able to give to someone less fortunate. I too donated my hair, last summer. 15" It was a drastic change but a welcomed one, and I have never had any regrets. I had made up my mind prior to the hair appointment that if I couldn't donate it, I wasn't going to cut it. I had lost my nephew to cancer 5 months previous, and in a small way this was a small way of giving back to him. It doesn't matter whether it goes to a cancer patient or a child with alopecia... it's helping them feel better about themselves, and that's what counts. It's hard enough being a kid these days. My hat goes off to you Bean, and have fun with your new do!!
  3. by   kids
    I wanted to donate mine when I cut it off a year ago but it just wasn't worth it...almost 15 years of perms and color had left if pretty weak, my hair dresser said it wouldn't stand up to processing it into a wig or hair peice.
    My daughter's hair grew like crazy while she was pregnant, it went from shoulder to elbow length and is driving her nuts now. She is hoping it reaches the 12" minimum to donate before the weather gets to hot. I hope she gets to do it, she has a gorgeous head of very thick, very wavey blond hair that looks like it has been hi and low lighted but is natural...you can grab a lock and count like 12 different shades of blond in it.
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    errr...forgive my ignorance but what exactly is "locks of love"?
    I have a few braids that are at least 12" long in baggies in a shoebox from previous trims.
    -Russell
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    I had always heard I could sell my hair for wigs but never checked into it. I've never really needed the money or anything like that. But we have always saved our hair after cutting it.
    My wife has a couple of long braids too and my daughter cut her hair after it was down to her knees.
    -Russell
  6. by   kids
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    errr...forgive my ignorance but what exactly is "locks of love"?
    I have a few braids that are at least 12" long in baggies in a shoebox from previous trims.
    -Russell
    "Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children across the U.S. under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss."

    http://www.locksoflove.org/
  7. by   kids
    More from their website (BTW...they have changed the minimum length requirement).

    The site also has a listing of salons by State that participate by cutting hair for free for L.O.L. (but you can pay to have it cut anyplace and follow the guidelines).

    HAIR DONATION GUIDELINES

    We accept 10" minimum hair length (tip to tip), not wigs, falls, or synthetic hair
    Please bundle hair in ponytail or braid
    Hair needs to be clean, dry, placed in a plastic bag, then padded envelope
    We need hair from men and women, young and old, all colors, and all races
    Hair may be colored or permed, but not chemically damaged (if you're not sure, ask your stylist)
    Hair swept off the floor is not usable
    Hair cut years ago is usable as long as it has been stored in a ponytail
    Hair that is short, gray, or unsuitable for children will be separated from the ponytails and sold at fair market value to offset the cost of manufacturing
    You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10"
    The majority of all hair donated comes from children who wish to help other children
    Layered hair may be divided into more than one ponytail for donation
    Last edit by kids on Feb 15, '03
  8. by   altomga
    I cut off my long hair last April and donated it. The salon I go to happens to collect hair for locks of love anyway though. Although I do miss my long hair ( had not had it short since I was a kid!) the short hair has been a nice change. I blew everyone's mind when I did it though!! Congrats and thank you from the person that will benefit from your unselfishness!! Have fun with it GIRL!!!!!!
  9. by   Hooligan
    Kids r fun...thanks for the link! I had heard of Locks of Love before donating mine but I didn't know that much about it. Thanks for posting the link!

    ~Bean

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