(Closed) Locks of Love???

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i heard horse shampoo works.. but I’ve never tried it. i heard that locks of love only takes healthy hair.. or has some hair criteria.. you may want to check with them. but your intentions are so great! good luck!

Post # 5
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I don’t think that dry and broken fits the definition of healthy hair, but I wouldn’t work too much about that, I think they will still take it.  Here is a link to the requirements.  My best friend donated her hair to them.  I think it is pretty cool that you are considering that.

Post # 6
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve donated to locks of love.  You need 10 inches of hair length.  They prefer no grey, no color treatment, and no perms.  They are such a worthy cause!

As for making your hair healthier, there is nothing you can do for old hair, only the new hair that you are now generating.  The best way to improve your hair is with nutrition.  Hair models often take pre-natal vitamins to grow the healthiest hair they can! (Don’t ask me how I know this…)

Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Pantene Beautiful Lengths is a good one, they aren’t as well known, but they have less stringent requirements and don’t charge for their wigs (Locks of Love doesn’t give them all out free, they have various price scales the women who need them have to pay). I would definitely consider them as well, they take a minimum of 8 inches. Here’s a link, they are who I would donate my hair if it was long enough (and Hilary Swank did on the Oprah show!)


http://www.beautifullengths.com/en_US/index_home.jsp&nbsp’ defer=’defer;

Post # 8
1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Great job on donating…I also donated my hair to locks of love. Its very simple to send it in…just make sure its dry and wrapped in a bag before you put it in the envelope with the paper you fill out for them. I think you should have enough time…I cut my last summer and its already below my shoulders again.

Post # 10
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just donated mine to locks of love. Ten inches off! Yes it is short but I really didn’t/don’t care if it grows out before the wedding it went to a great cause! Short hair can be just as cute! I wish you luck!!

Post # 11
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I donated to locks of love.  Great cause, kudos to you!!

Hair typically grows half an inch per month.  Use this as your guide for how long you hair will be for the wedding.  I’ve used horse shampoo for years, and love how soft my hair is now.  I’d recommend taking prenatal vitamins to boost your hair/nail growth.

Post # 13
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Pureology is the best, best best hair stuff ever. Their shampoo and conditioner is amazing (not to mention expensive) but honestly…once you try it, you will never want anything else. My hair was very dry and broken, and I tried Pureology and I swear it made my hair feel so much better and healthier!

Post # 14
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I donated my hair right after we got engaged and then grew it out for the wedding.  I had about 18 months, so it was plenty of time.  Now I’m planning to donate it one more time, and then keep it short for a while. 

Post # 16
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I donated my hair (about 15 inches) to locks of love in July of 2007. In order to give my hair a cute cut afterwards, they had to shorten it to chin length. I am a long-hair girl, and growing it out to a point where I was happy with it again (a little above the bra strap) took me about 18 months, total. If you want to have long hair for your wedding (and presumably for your showers, etc. where you’ll be photographed and want to look the way that you like to look), I would say that cutting it now might not be enough time.

I’d recommend focusing on getting the hair you have to a point where it’s strong and healthy and pretty (prenatal vitamins are wonderful, and you can go into any GNC and they’ll have a hundred recommendations for you; looking at your diet would probably help too). Then you can donate a long, healthy, beautiful ponytail after your wedding/honeymoon. 

It was a rewarding experience for me (my hair is so thick and was so long that they were able to get more than one ponytail from me, which I loved), but not one to take lightly if you – like me – are very hair-centric. 🙂 

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