OK, not all of it – but a lot of it. She went in for a haircut and was talking with her stylist (who had just finished another haircut that went to the charity) and decided to go for it as well. So what started as a “few inches off” went to “a lot of inches off” in no time, and she is quite happy that she did it. She had thought about doing it before and thought she should finally do it this time – after all, her hair will grow back but those kids at Locks of Love don’t have any hair:
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
If you feel like donating your hair, check out the website for more information. This is one of those times that I wish had more hair – but as you can see in my picture there isn’t a lot there to donate. So a big kudos to the teacher wife who gave up her head of hair for a kid who has none. You’re the best honey.