Yep, it was about that time… I asked a friend whether or not I should cut my hair, and she said, “no, I like it long”. So naturally, I had to cut it. Every 3-4 years I go under the scissors and cut off my hair and give it to Locks of Love. Some of you may be asking yourself, “What is Locks of Love”? Please read below:
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. 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. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.
Mission Statement: 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.
So yeah. I think it’s a great cause. I give it to kids who need it — and, you know what? It’s just hair. Mine grows back but not everyone’s does. If you want to know more, or even donate your own hair — check out the Locks of Love website here. Here’s some before and after shots.
Goodness, this is the Before (Why is it so close up? We can thank my mother for these pictures– ha, note the blurriness 🙂 Love you mom)…
After! This is me with my fabulous hair guru, Greg. He works at Hair Group in Homewood, AL. Check them out here. Tell them I sent you over, if happen to stop by. They are so wonderful. Now for some really old pics. This was my third time to do Locks of Love. The first time I did Locks of Love, I was a Senior in high school just about to graduate… circa 2004. Oh my goodness.
AHH! I cannot believe my hair was that long. Such a hippie… or Pocahontas? Oh my. But you can see that I haven’t stemmed far away from the white tank and blue jeans… what can I say, it’s my signature outfit… or something.
Isn’t that precious? Moving on….
Today I am thankful for: my 25th birthday. It’s today! p.s. Eat LOTS of cake!! I will and no one can judge me on my birthday… it’s what your suppose to do. I see a lot of Strawberry Shortcake in my very near future!
Listening to: The Way I Are- Timbaland