Post # 1
I grew out my hair for the wedding and now that I’m getting back into the normal routine, I’m extremely tired of long-hair care. So I decided to make a change and donate my hair to a program called Pantene Beautiful Lengths (click here to learn more!!)
I did my research and I feel more compelled to donate to this program since they make wigs for adult women undergoing chemotherapy (The more popular “Locks of Love” restricts their wigs for children only).
I’m going tomorrow and I’ll be sure to post pictures! Just curious if anyone else has or is planning to do a “post-wedding chop”! 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I donated right before senior year of college, after growing it out for three years. I don’t have nearly as much hair now as I did then, but hopefully will be able to get a trim soon 🙂
Post # 4
I went and got my hair cut awhile ago and after cutting the big length off, the hairdresser said “too bad, if you had grown it an inch or two more you could have donated it”. I would have if I had known! Good on you for donating your hair. I’m growing my out long again for my wedding, maybe I’ll do the same after.
Post # 5
thank you for this link! I am considering donating my hair after the wedding — it’s halfway down my back now and I am looking to get a Rihanna-style pixie cut!
However, I read an article a few months back that Locks of Love throws out a ton of the hair they get and prefers monetary donations. I would love to see if the Pantene program is more successful in terms of actually using the hair.
Post # 6
Go you! I’ve donated three times to Locks of Love and althought I really love doing it, I hate the process of growing my hair out. The last time I donated was in April, 9 months before the wedding date. If I had it all to do over again I would have waited the nine months and just gotten a trim in April. Growing your hair out for the wedding is a HUGE STRESS! I think it’s going to be long enough to do something with come January though. YAY Hair donations! (:
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
I’ve donated to Locks for Love twice now. I was under the impression from their website that any hair that can’t be used for the children’s wigs is sold and the money is returned to funds for the children.
Basically, I grow my hair out, and once I get sick and tired of the length then I cut it. I’m about half way to another chop.
Post # 8
I did it, it felt so awesome to do, I have always wanted to, but I felt compelled after a good friend of mine passed away. He was a stylist I worked with, so I donated in his memory and sent the card they gave me back to his family to show them what I did.
Post # 9
I love this idea, but I get my hair permanently dyed alllll the time. If they ever find a way to use color-killed hair, I’d be first in line 🙂
Post # 10
I was going to through locks of love– which accepts colored hair (not highlighted). I started growing it out a year or so ago & not long after I got engaged I realized that by the time I would cut my hair, it would be just before the wedding. I want long hair for the wedding. I’ll just be waiting until after we’re married to do it.
Post # 11
I’ve done it twice now. It’s my way of mustering up the nerve to chop my hair off. I’m tempted to cut it super short right now, but it’s almost at the length I want it to be! Thanks for the Pantene link! I might donate my hair to them for the next chop!
Post # 12
I’ve never done it, but I’m considering it. The longer my hair is the younger I look. So while I was in the working world, I kept it fairly short. But now that I’m unemployed and back to school, it’s just easier to deal with. So I’ve got a few more inches to go.
Post # 13
I got my post-wedding chop two weeks ago and my stylist donated my hair to an organization called Wigs for Kids, which is similar to Locks of Love. The Wigs for Kids website says they require 12″, but my stylist said my 8″ would be long enough and took care of it for me.
Post # 14
I’ve done locks of love several times. It required 10 inches of undyed non-grey hair. I got free haircuts out of the deal 🙂
Post # 15
Yep, I did it for the first time this March. I wish I had waited now though, because I’m in the “growing my hair out boat for the wedding too”. haha
Post # 16
I donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths about a year and a half ago in honor of my grandmother, I plan on doing the post wedding chop and donating in honor of my Aunt. I might donate to Locks of Love this time, but not for any particular reason. I am so happy to see more people doing this! It’s a wonderful cause!