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Thursday, November 14, 2013

I often wish people would help others out more. A few weeks ago, my cancer survivor hero mom and I did something that we hope will help others. We cut over 28" of our hair to donate to Locks of Love
 
 Photo: Today, my cancer survivor hero mom & I chopped off over 28" of our hair for Locks of Love<3
 
If you have long hair and are thinking of cutting it, perhaps you too should consider donating it. The guidelines for donating to Locks of Love are:
  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable.  If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches. 
  • Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
 
 *There are also other organizations such as Wigs for Kids and Pantene Beautiful Lengths, but their requirements vary.  
 
 
If you happen to donate your hair, let me know!
 

3 comments :

  1. Good for you girl! I can't donate because I bleach my hair. Bummer =(

    Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. Very awesome! Your hair looks fantastic by the way!! :)

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  3. That's amazing! And it looks great!

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