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She Donated her Hair!

June 10, 2013 By · 3 Comments

Ever since I donated my hair to Locks of Love last year both of my girls have wanted to do it. BabyGirl got to be the first out of them to do it this weekend. I must say as the two of us waited outside the shop before cutting her hair I repeatedly asked if she was sure. I knew this was a big thing and cutting that much hair off would be huge. I mean am I right? A girl loves her hair, especially when she’s taken such good care of it.

Before

Donating hair

As you can see it had gone just a little past the middle of her back and it is thin. I wasn’t 100% sure she was ready for this. But she made sure to tell me she was. She even told me she wanted to make sure that someone that didn’t have hair would get some. She also told me, “Mom it is just hair, it’ll grow back.” No truer statement. Honestly I think it was harder for me to watch her cut it even though I was proud, I know how much care was put into making her hair that long to get it chopped off. She was all smiles before and after, even now when I look at her she grins from ear to ear. She did such a great thing and for that I am proud.

After

Donated Hair

Can you see the joy she has? Even with her hair in hand she is smiling. She also says she knows she looks cuter now. The kids played a game of trying to figure out which little actress she reminded me of. Figured it out, the little girl on Ramona and Beezus. I know there is another from when I was younger but they’d never figure that out. Have you ever donated your hair or had a child do it?  If you are my friend on Facebook you have probably seen my pictures from when I donated my hair a year ago.

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Great Clips is the store we went to in order to donate her hair (and mine when I did it) because if they cut all 10 inches (no less) you get it done for free. Make sure your hair is washed before going in.  Of course since she was doing it I told them to give it a style so it cost us a little bit but not much and for the price it was totally worth it. Very proud of my little girl!

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Why I Donated My Hair & 4 Places You Can Donate Hair

April 30, 2012 By · 5 Comments

Have you ever went to donate hair? I have long, thick, beautiful hair that everyone always compliments, but it gives me headaches all the time.  So I figured it was time for a change. I mean who wants headaches every day because of their hair? I had already promised my girls that I would donate my hair with them, only their hair was taking too long and my headaches were getting worse. I didn’t know many places that would take hair donations so I went with the only one I knew….. Locks of Love.

Instead of waiting any longer, I did something that no one thought I would do, or if they thought it they didn’t think I would cut my hair as short. I donated my long locks to Locks of Love. Truth is I have known plenty of people that have died of cancer. I also know one very amazing young woman that has battled Leukemia twice and went through chemotherapy and lost her hair. But to top it all off, late last year we got news that my own daughter my have a birthmark that contained cancer and we might have to go through it with her. This broke my heart in more ways than you can imagine, thankfully earlier this year she had the birthmark scraped from her head and they said it was benign. So together we agreed to donate our hair, I had always wanted to do it just never had but now I really wanted to do it.

See the hair? Wouldn’t that give you headaches? Leave it down and it gets pulled on everything, if you put it up in a pony tail it begins to hurt your head. No win.

Locks of Love Donation

I donated my hair to locks of love.

On top of the wanting to do this I also NEEDED to have it cut off. See I have really thick hair, which also means when it is long it begins giving you headaches and back pain. Since I knew I had to cut it why not chop off 10″ and donate it to someone that can use my hair. No point in just tossing it all away. Take a peek at the pictures and watch as I chop it off.

If you are planning on cutting your hair and donating it to Locks of Love make sure to call first to see if they do it. Great Clips offers cutting your hair for free if you are donating to Locks of Love. They will also cut and style for $13 which I think it is totally worth it.

Here are a few other places that do donate hair:

Children with Hair Loss: You are only required to have 8 inches of hair to donate. While they prefer hair that hasn’t been dyed or bleached they will take any hair in good condition.

Wigs for Kids:  This one requires 12 inches of hair in order to donate. You may not have dyes, bleaches, chemicals or dreadlocks in your hair if you are donating.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths:  The beauty of this one is it only takes 8 inches of hair to donate.  If you don’t have that much hair but still want to donate they love $8 donations.  No dyes, bleaches, chemicals and only allowed 5% of gray hair.

Locks for Love:  You must have a minimum of 10 inches to donate. Most hair is accepted unless it has been bleached.

Have you ever donated your hair? Where did you donate? If you’d like I’d love to see before and after photos.  (homemom3@gmail.com)

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