Donating Hair

It takes about 60 days to grow an inch of hair.  This has only mattered in the past when I’ve had a bad hair cut. But recently, after growing my hair out to maintain my alternative lifestyle, I grew enough hair to make a small wig.

I was first alerted to the possibility of donating hair by my dear friend Genevieve who has, multiple times, donated her hair to Locks of Love.  Locks of Love is an organization that turns donated hair into wigs for less fortunate children; other organizations with the same mission include Wigs for Kids and Children with Hair Loss.

The donation process is simple as you might imagine:

1) Wait until you have enough hair 12” in a ponytail for Locks of Love, 8” for Wigs for Kids (480 days).

2) Put your hair in a ponytail or a braid (no loose hair) and have somebody cut it off.

3) Put that hair into a Ziploc bag, then put that bag into a padded envelope and send it in.

Kids can be mean and it’s terrible knowing that sick kids get made fun of and/or feel less comfortable at school because of something they have no control over. As a kid I had the great advantage of getting made fun of for things that were entirely my fault and I hope that that privilege can be extended to more kids.

P.S. As you may have guessed I did not cut off my hair to be in the Marmaduke film, but if somebody is casting a Marmaduke, I am available.

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