Red Hair Donation
This past weekend my sister-in-law and I both donated our hair to Locks of Love. My sister-in-law cut off 12 inches of her thick beautiful blonde hair and I cut off 10 inches of my curly red hair. I have always wanted to grow out my hair and donate it, but I was never able to grow it long enough or bear cutting it short enough to reach the minimum number of inches (10 inches).
A couple of years ago I cut my hair very short, so the idea of cutting it short again wasn't near as daunting, although it was bittersweet. I had gotten attached to my long hair. I do think my hair is prettier long (at least I get more compliments from random strangers), but I also think it is fun and easier short. Short hair is certainly an easier Mom style to maintain.
-- NOTE from Deb at RR:
WHAT IS LOCKS OF LOVE?
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They 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. The prostheses provided help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.