Thursday, December 5, 2013

A hairy day

Just before Thanksgiving, I finally went in for a hair cut. I have a habit of basically waiting about a year and a half between cuts, then I go in, chop it all off, and get a new perm. I've been perming my hair since high school, and because of that, I mistakenly believed that I couldn't donate my hair.
A few months ago, I read Jenn's post about donating to Children with Hair Loss (CWHL) and decided to look into it. I'd never heard about CWHL before, but I was intrigued by the fact that they can use shorter lengths (for comparison, Locks of Love requires at least 10", though they do accept permed hair as well). I also liked that they provide all of their hair pieces completely free of charge to the children.
I ended up taking off between 9 and 10 inches, bagged it up, and sent it off. My head feels so much lighter now! I hope the hair can be used for someone, and I look forward to doing it again in another year and a half. If you're looking to donate your hair, definitely consider looking into CWHL.


  1. A worthy charity and a lovely new 'do' for you!! My little niece has donated her hair twice. Well done!

    1. Thanks! I read on the Locks of Love site that something like 80% of their donations come from children who want to help other children. So heartwarming! Good for your niece!


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