I have been growing my hair for a LONG time! Other than just a tiny trim once a year it has been many years since I had a substantial haircut. I have been wanting/needing to do something different for a long time but was also kind of scared too!
I have always heard about the organization “Locks of Love” but I have never donated my hair before. After checking out their website I realized that this was what I needed to do. I needed to cut my hair and donate the rest of it. According to the Locks of Love website “Locks of Love” is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.”
Losing your hair can be scary for anyone but I imagine it is particularly scary for a child who may not fully understand their medical condition and Locks of Love just seemed perfect. Their minimum requirement was 10″ and I was able to donate 15″!
Because I am always the one behind the camera and I didn’t think enough in advance to get a before picture. The following is the best example I have of how long my hair was. When not in a ponytail or barrette it actually came down to my waist. It’s not really visible but hopefully you will get the idea.
Here is a picture of me after cutting my hair!
If you would like to donate your hair to Locks of Love follow this link for more information!