Locks for Love

United States
January 24, 2007 4:00pm CST
I am trying to grow my hair out so that when I get it cut I can donate it to locks for love....the organization where they turn real hair into wigs for cancer patients. I have to get at least 11 inches cut off and my hair is seriously getting unmanagable. I want to get it cut so bad! Anyone done this before? I'm used to getting my hair cut at least once each month.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
25 Jan 07
That is such a wonderful organization. One of my daughter's MALEL friends grew his hair out for Locks for Love. The sad thing was, he got to experience first hand how stereotyped we are in society. He went from a 'fine up-standing young man' to a 'degenerate hippy' as the hair grew out. So sad, as he IS a very fine young man. He eventually got the needed length and donated the hair. He is back to being a 'fine up-standing young man' now.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
My hair is not as long as yours. If it was I would cut it off and donate it as well. Most Salons know what to do with the hair after it has been cut. This is an awesome idea
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
25 Jan 07
you can still get your hair trimmed every six weeks, because that will help your hair in the long run. Anyways, i personally never did this because my hair is too fine, but my brother didhe had hair down to his mid back and got it cut all off, i think they got 14 inches from his hair ( it was actually longer then it looked because my brother's hair grows in ringlets when it gets long)
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• United States
25 Jan 07
My hair is too thin and doesn't grow more than about 6 - 8 inches. My daughter did try to donate hers, it is very thick, healthy, and was almost to her waist. But when she got there, they couldn't use it because she had used hair dye on it. But it is a worthy cause. I remember how upset my sister was when she was going through chemo and lost her hair. She had the most beautiful naturally red hair, and when it grew back in, it was brown and gray.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I think that's a most wonderful unselfish thing that you're doing there! A couple of my relatives did that a few years back. Speaking as a cancer survivor (who was totally bald for almost a whole year), let me say that the women that get the benefit of your hair are most appreciative! Lots of times the locks for love go for making wigs for little girls who are undergoing chemo. I think the little ones have a harder time accepting the hair loss than most of us older women do. (I looked like my favorite martian, lol, but it was OK...much harder for the young) Bless you for doing such an act of kindness that will be truly appreciated by many!