Saturday, June 11, 2011

Locks of Love: I Donated 13 Inches of Hair

I just donated 13 inches of hair to Locks of Love.  I've had long hair for as long as I can remember.  However, every couple of years I get a new cut and donate my hair to those who need it more than I do.  My husband LOVES long hair, so I try to keep him happy as well.  But, there are just some things that have to be done...

I absolutely LOVE my new look!  I got a new cut, new style and some highlights for a new color!  I've had so many people that have known me for years take double takes!  LOL!

I shocked a LOT of people with this makeover!

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AFTER:





Our daughter is 7 1/2 years old and is begging to have her hair cut and donated as well.  Daddy is having a difficult time saying yes to her request.  I think she would look adorable with a short cut.  If it were only up to me, she would have had a short haircut a long time ago!  So, we shall see what happens.  I'll be sure to keep your posted!

**It is estimated that 80% of all donations come from children who wish to help other children**

Have you ever donated your hair to Locks of Love?


Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They 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.

4 comments:

Mom vs. the boys said...

This is the second post today that I read about someone donating, I am totally inspired to do it! that is an awesome transformation! I adore your new look! Can you have colour treated hair and donate still?

Cheeky Momma said...

Thank you! It's a wonderful feeling to be able to donate to such a great cause!

Color treated hair CAN be donated!

DisneyMom said...

I wish I had the patience to grow my hair that long but I HATE LONG HAIR! I don't care if my hubby liked long hair, I would still cut it short. Thankfully he doesn't have a preference.

Clayton Thomas said...

Following from the hop. Locks of Love is a terrific cause and I'm glad you did it!

Best wishes,

Clayton
http://www.claytonpaulthomas.com