(Closed) Anyone ever donated their hair?

posted 11 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve donated to Locks for Love a few times. I actually cried when my hair was cut (I think from the shock) which is silly…it’s just hair! it will grow back

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I donated mine to Locks of Love in the beginning of the spring.  My hair was getting toooo long so I wanted to chop it off before it started to get warm.  I’ve always wanted to donate, since my hair grows fast. I’m so glad that I did it. It’s a great feeling.

 

Post # 19
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Thanks for all of the donations. My mom had her last day of chemotherapy today!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I donated about 12 inches to locks of love my senior year in college, and it never grew back! I’ve always had long hair and I’ve never been able to get it go grow to nearly the same length ever again 🙁 It’s been stuck at a few inches past my shoulders ever since, and I’ve been trying for the last 7 years, so be careful. 

Post # 21
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594 posts
Busy bee

I have donated to Locks for Love twice now. Once in high school and then a second time after college. My hair grew back just as nicely and long as before. I will probably do it again after my wedding.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I donated to Locks of Love in high school and kept my hair short ever since then until very recently. My hair has grown out quite a bit, and I’m considering donating again after the wedding. I, too, got a free haircut out of my donating experience, and went to a place that packaged and sent the hair in for me, so I didn’t have to worry about it (I’ve known people to take the ponytail to send in and forget about it – to later find ten inches of hair sitting in the bottom of their drawer!)

I’ve been dying my hair ever since donating it the first time, and I’ve heard mixed reviews on whether or not the donating places accept dyed hair – I sure hope they do because I would love to donate again and there’s no way I’ll ever get ten inches of undyed hair grown out without going crazy and dying it again!

Post # 23
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Helper bee

I’ve donated twice. I always use locks of love because that’s where I got my wigs when I had leukemia as a toddler. My hair grows like a weed now. If I never would have donated, I would never tried short hair.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

 When a friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer in high school she asked everyone to donate to Locks of Love, we went to a girls’ school and I would say nearly half of our 180 person class donated their hair. I’ve always been a short hair person, I look terrible in longer hair, and at the time I had a pixie cut, but I really wanted to donate. It took me several years to grow my hair out to the point where a foot could be cut off, but on my 21st birthday I went and had all that hair cut and donated! My friend passed away when we were 19, and it really felt good to finally be able to this thing that had meant a lot to her. 

 On another note, my Maid/Matron of Honor has alopecia and has struggled with losing her hair for years. Something she says all the time is that she knows how much not having hair affects her self esteem and she can’t imagine how much harder it must be for little kids to be struggling with the same issue. I hope you go for it, hair donation is a great thing!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve done it three times.  I’ll do it again in a few weeks, once we’re married and back from the honeymoon.  The way I figure it, my hair grows regardless of what I do.  So I just let it grow.  My hair does grow pretty fast, so I actually cut it every 18 months or so. 

Post # 28
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Newbee

ive donated my hair to locks of love. Ive found that alot of people dont donate because they think you cant donate dyed hair, thats untrue there website explains it all.

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