Locks of Love

10 Dec

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth bringing up again, especially during this time of giving.

Have you ever considered donating to Locks of Love? It’s a non-profit that gathers hair donations to make wigs for kids who don’t have their own, due to illness (commonly cancer).

I recently donated for my second time. Ever since my first donation, I’m committed to doing so every time I can get my hair long enough, until I’m bald or too grey for them to take it.

As if helping a child isn’t enough, you get to treat yourself to a new holiday style AND (usually) get a free hair cut. Check with your stylist. Many salons pay the bill for Locks of Love donations.

So, what do you say? Interested in joining me? All you need is at least one small piggy tail of hair that’s 10-inches long and unbleached. You don’t have to chop it all off. You can do bangs and long layers, like I did, garnering a benefit trifecta: (1) donate, (2) keep some length,  and (3) hop on the bangs train.

If you’re not ready now or your hair isn’t long enough, here are a couple of things to keep in mind for your next cut, so you can donate in the future:

  • 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.

For more info, check out the Locks of Love Frequently Asked Questions.

And if you do join me, please post a picture of your (generous) new ‘do!

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