Locks Of Love

Thursday, July 12, 2007

There is a program out there called Locks of Love. They take hair that people get chopped off, and make wigs for cancer patients. And I assume, other patients who for some medical reason or another cannot grow their hair.

I knew my hair was longish, at least when it was wet, becuase it fell past my shoulder blades. However, due to my extreme laziness and un-girlyness, I had not had a hair cut in .. oh bout two or three years.

So naturally, the ends of my hair were split fired and frizzy. In a word, it was gross. I like two types of hair. Long or short. No in between for me at all. So, rather than get it trimmed, I got it cut!

Imagine my excitement when the lady at the salon asked if I wanted to donate my hair to locks of love! I mean, this is a small town. Five thousand or so people. I have been growing and chopping my hair now for eight years, and never once did the salon chicks in the city ever ask if I wanted to donate my hair. I simply assumed that here in Saskatchewan, we didn't do that.

And yes, knowing that my hair, which is thick and curly, is going to make some man woman or child a wig, makes me feel GOOOOOD. Normally I go to the Magicuts in Zellers and pay eight bucks to let them chop willy-nilly, but today I went to the OMG a real salon and paid OMG 38.50 for a hair cut! All in all, the Locks of Love thing? That SO makes it worth the extra thirty bucks.

In any event, I think that on the 25th when I go back to the salon to get streaks* put in, I will be well on my way to becoming a girly-girl. But I'm still not wearing make-up!



Rainbow Man took this photo. If you want to see the ones JitteryJoe took, You can go to the Picture Blawg~ But I thought this was a great angle! IGNORE the freckles. I assume someday I will out grow them!


*Both the salon lady and my husband think streaks will look good and it is worth the cash to get them. Honestly? I could care less, but I made the appointment anyway. I hope I can get pink. Or blue.

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23 Comments:

Blogger Shelli said...

I love it!!! It's awesome!

10:32 PM, July 12, 2007  
Blogger mixednut said...

Very cool!
A semi co-worker of mine donated her hair recently. Her hair was long and thick and she said she will probably do it again.
I would, but look at me...

10:35 PM, July 12, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

Locks of Love is great. I always donate - purposefully growing my hair out to make it long enough.

And, your hair looks superb.

Again, I'm jealous of you.

Sigh.

10:56 PM, July 12, 2007  
Blogger Coffee Mom said...

Your hair looks great!!!

I've alwasy wanted to do the Locks of Love thing, but anytime I enquired about it the salon told me to contact the cancer society and they told me I would have to send the hair in by mail. What did your salon do, just send it in on your behalf?

12:01 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Sugar Queens Dream said...

You look so cute like that!
Some people can wear short hair so well, You are one of them. I look bloated and fat, I have to have longer hair so my face doesn't look like a cherry with hair.... Anyway it looks nice and it is nice of you to donate your hair to such a worthy program.
Peace!

4:44 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Avitable said...

Wow - that's short!

However, I don't believe in donating anything to anyone. Not even hair.

5:53 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger I Believe said...

Looks great!!

6:55 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Not a Granny said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see the streaks. I think you should get hot pink!!

6:56 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

That is really cool to donate your hair like that! Love the new 'do!

6:57 AM, July 13, 2007  
Anonymous metalmom said...

My hair is always long. I cut it last year (worst haircut EV-ER!)My hair is too over-processed to use for Lock of Love :(

7:16 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Lynda said...

I am growing my hair for Locks of Love too. I figure when Calem if 5 I will get it cut off. I think the donations are only to benefit children, not men and women.

I love your haircut!

8:31 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Finn said...

Looks great! I love it.

Highlights -- absolutely. And $38.50 for a haircut. Girl you got off easy!

8:51 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger DeeJay said...

Super Doo! Kind of like Scooby-Doo..but not.

The seam allowance is at a quarter inch...looks like it is more but the strips were sewn at 2 1/4 wide then there was the quarter inch seam sewing them all together. then 2 1/4 inch strips of the strips...blah blah blah. lol

9:20 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Locks of Love is awesome and ever since the first time Sheila did it, I decided it was a great thing to do. So last year I grew out my hair and had them chop it when I had enought to give. I think that it is a great cause for sure. They sent me this cute little postcard too with a lady and the child right by her with her hair on that child's head it sounds weird but makes sense when you see it. Once I get married cause I want my long hair again for the wedding, I am going to do it again.

10:15 AM, July 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot pink is nice, but it runs into your other hairs when you shampoo and fades quickly. I'd go with blue, it's more durable..
RoxDar

10:52 AM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Catch said...

your haircut is very chic and I think streaks will make it sexy and cute. I just put streaks in my daughterinlaws hair last night. Want me to fly up and save you some money? LOL. And what a great cause!!! Some people do that here in my town....one girl grows it down to her waist and then gets its cut for locks of love...they usually feature her in the paper when she has it done....great cause!

12:54 PM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Miss Ann Thrope said...

I did the locks of love thing a few months ago. 16 inches. Some poor little kid will get whip straight red hair. If i had gotten it cut short, I might have had more but I just wnet to above the shoulders.

1:36 PM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger annie said...

Your hair is adorable! I don't feel I look good in short hair, plus doesn't Locks of Love want hair that hasn't been colored? That's my excuse.

2:30 PM, July 13, 2007  
Anonymous Squirrel said...

Note this is a copied commnet from your picture blawg cause i'm lazy like that!

OMG what a freaking crazy coinky dink! I have pictures of me and my new hair DOO on my blog today! I love your hair I had mine cut just like it about 6 years ago! Cool that they gave your hair to Locks of Love!

3:56 PM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Blogarita said...

I love, love, love your new hairdo!

I got my hair cut today, too. But it was already short, so there wasn't anything to donate.

7:23 PM, July 13, 2007  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

Wow - that is awesome! your hair is going to make someone very happy!

looks great!

8:35 PM, July 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the hair blue and giving what was cut off to locks of love what an awsome thing to do!

love succulence

12:27 PM, July 15, 2007  
Blogger Webmiztris said...

it looks nice! good for you for donating your hair. I spend $40 for a haircut, but the girl I go to is worth it, so I don't care! are you able to style it like that yourself?

3:14 PM, July 15, 2007  

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