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Donating Hair to Locks of Love

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Donating Hair to Locks of Love

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Locks of Love
Back when I was in college, I was walking across campus and saw a table set up for girls to donate hair to Locks of Love. Right there, they would chop off your ponytail and then use it to make hair pieces for kids who can’t afford wigs and may need or want them because of medical conditions that make them lose their hair. When the rep told me that, I thought I was going to cry and then thought, you know what, why not?

My hair has always been pretty long. At that time, I had gone through a phase when I was growing it out and since it met the requisite ten inches (which by the way feels like a TON of hair), I thought, now or never - chop it off.

Chopping off your hair can be a very liberating experience. At least it was for me. One other girl, who got hers cut at the same time I did, started bawling, but I felt happy and lighter and knew that some girl somewhere would get to have a head of healthy hair.

I just realized my salon actually takes donations for Locks of Love and honestly, it’s been awhile (ok, a long while) but I’m thinking of doing it again. Donating it, I mean. I feel like then it will be a good way to give back. It will go to someone who really wants it and I think it might help someone feel better about their looks and look forward to a simple thing we all take for granted which is styling, playing with and enjoying our hair.

Picture credit: locksoflove.org

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Great idea! That's fantastic that you've donated. This comment has been removed.
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That's great! You definitely don't want to feel like you're wasting your hair when you chop it all off. I recently chopped off a LOT of hair... but since it has been color treated... I can't donate it. So sad. This comment has been removed.
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