Locks of Love is a non profit organization that helps to provide wigs and hair pieces for 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 that Locks of Love provide help to restore patient self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.
Check out all that hair! It feels just like spun silk.
Measuring to see how much hair there is. The minimum donation is 10 inches. This is the second time Thing 1 has donated. Her first donation was 14 inches!
Pony tail holders mark where Sarah, from Salon Capela, will cut. Sarah is incidently the ONLY person that touches Thing 1’s hair!
Here it goes!
Minus ten inches and she still has a pretty good head of hair!
Now the beautification process begins.
The new “do” and the ten inch donation.
When I was growing up, a good friend of mine that I showed horses with suffered a long battle with Hodgkins Disease. She lost all of her hair due to her chemotherapy. I remember how excited she was to get a wig of real human hair.
If you’ve got the gift of hair, please consider donating to this very worthy cause! You can find all the information on the Locks of Love website. Many stylists provide the haircut for free if you are donating. Check with your local salon to see if they are a Locks of Love participant.