The first thing I wanted to do was have a wig made for her. After all, it’s just hair and it grows back. Maybe I wanted to do it because I felt like it was the only thing, other than praying, that I could physically do to help.
I cut almost 12 inches off! I was so nervous before I cut it. I thought about it for weeks but kept procrastinating, so I finally made an appointment and had it cut that same day.
Normally, I cut about 3-4″ off every four months or so. I hadn’t cut this much hair off in almost 14 years! I have to admit though, it felt really good and maybe now I’ll wear it in something other than a ponytail. Though my hair is naturally curly, I almost always wear it straight. Even though I love my curls, ever since I had kids I just don’t have time to spend doing my hair. Does anyone else have that problem? 😉
Afterward, I called every beauty school and wig manufacturer I could locate but couldn’t find a single company that was willing to turn my hair into a wig for under $1100. So, I ended up donating it to Locks of Love (I had looked up their instructions for cutting hair to donate prior to my appointment).
Locks of Love is a 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.
Learn more about how you can donate your hair to Locks of Love here.
Not sure if you should do it? Take a look through their recipient gallery here.