Post # 1
So a friend of mine (very pretty girl) is participating in an St. Baldricks event in which she is shaving her head in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.
I think its a really awesome and bold thing she is doing and it has inspired me. Personally, I do need to have hair for the wedding. Then I was thinking since I’m growing my hair out anyways for the wedding I’m considering about donating it to lock of love afterwards.
What do you guys think? Has anyone participated in locks of love before?
Post # 3
I have participated in Locks of Love, and it was a wonderful thing, and I would do it again, but now I love cutting my hair, so getting it to the LONG length would take a while, plus my Fiance loves my long hair.
I would do it if I were you!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
Lots of bees have done this! I’ve donated twice and in another year or so, I’ll have enough to donate again. For me it’s really rewarding!
Post # 5
I did in high school before I started dying my hair. It was a really spectacular feeling knowing that someone else would get such joy out of my hair. I think it’s a great idea! Be sure to read up on what the minimum amount of hair they will accept is!
Post # 6
I donated 10 inches of my curly locks a few years ago. It was such a great feeling- I knew 2 people with cancer at the time and understood their struggle with losing their hair. It was fun too- when I went to the salon I told them what I wanted to do and they took pics and all the stylists gathered around to watch. It really makes you feel good! I’d definitely do it again if I had 10+ inches- but since that cut, Ive kept my hair shoulder length. Keep us posted on what you decide to do!
Post # 7
I think its an amazing cause and I admire people that do it. I don’t know if they can take my thin hair but I’d do it. I have considered it for sure, i do want to cut my hair after the wedding. How many inches min. do they take?
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I donated about a year ago. It was a fantastic feeling.
I’m growing my hair out for the wedding but will probably donate again afterwards.
Post # 9
I’ll be donating after the wedding :o)
Post # 10
I’ve done it twice since 2003 and am preparing to do it a 3rd time. This time, though, I think I’m going to give my locks to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program, to change it up a bit. This program partners with the American Cancer Society to provide wigs to women with cancer.
13 inches the first time, 10 inches last time and at least 10 inches the next time! I’m a hair farm. 😉
Post # 11
My sister donated her hair when she was about 14 or 15 which I thought was an incredible gesture for someone so young (came up with the idea all on her own, too!). I’ve been chemically treating my hair one way or another since I was 15 so they’d never accept me=(
I think it’s a great program and absolutely think you should do it!
Post # 12
I will never donate to locks of love as I believe they have questionable business practices and there was an article about this in the NY Times a while back. 8 weeks ago I did donate 14 inches to Pantene Great Lengths though, also wigs for kids is a great one too.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
My fiance is doing St. Baldricks also!
I also chose to donate to Beautiful Lengths instead of Locks of Love, for similar reasons to DVsMom, but either way, it is a wonderful gift to give someone!
Post # 14
I totally want to donate my hair after the wedding! My hair is very long now and will be even longer in August!
Post # 15
My daughter has done Locks of Love 3 times now–and she is only 8 🙂 It has been a wonderful experience for her. A lot of the salons are asking that you mail your own hair now, but the postage is minimal. They send a nice Thank You postcard a few weeks after. Great program, very rewarding!
Post # 16
I’ve donated to locks of love, and thought it was a great experience! For those who chemically treat their hair, I think they may accept the donation, but not use it for wigs. I remember hearing someplace that they check the hair they get, and if they don’t feel it is useable for their wigs they sell it to ofset their own manufacturing costs. Also, they DO accept colored hair. Their FAQ has a lot o information on this.