Have you ever considered donating to Locks of Love? It’s a non-profit that accepts hair donations to make wigs for kids who don’t have their own, due to illness (commonly cancer).
I donated once right before I had Szaba, and ever since then, I’ve committed to an ongoing “cycle” for my hair:
- Grow it out.
- Donate it.
I’m in the growing out stage right now, but if you’re interested in joining me, there’s a couple of things you should keep in mind when you go to the hairdresser for those intermediary appointments:
- Don’t bleach it.
- Don’t get highlights (unless they don’t involve bleach).
- All-over color is okay.
- Permed hair is okay.
- Layers are okay.
All you need is at least one piggy tail of hair that’s 10-inches long and unbleached. So if you have a dyed-red, 10-inch mohawk, you’re in luck. You can probably donate. Then artsy little you can maybe try a badass pixie cut. (I so wish I could pull that off. Hell, I wish I could pull off the red mohawk.)
As if helping out a child isn’t enough, you get a regular excuse to mix up your style AND a free hair cut. At least Mode in Seattle cut it for free for me. Check with your stylist. If your salon doesn’t pay the bill, see if they’re willing to change their policy, or ask for a recommendation of a salon that does.
For more info, check out the Locks of Love Frequently Asked Questions.