Donating to Locks of Love is one of my "lemons to lemonade" activities. Many years ago, I got a perm and coloring on my hair, and for the next 2 weeks had to nurse rod burns on my head, yea, icky. I decided right then and there, no more perms, no more color. My hair is fine, and once we moved to the "country", where the wind blows, I found that I could not stand the locks blowing around my face. So, the pony became my do style of choice.
I was busy, daily, the pony went in, days, weeks, months, and next thing I knew that pony was VERY long. At that point, I needed a cut, and Locks of Love became the obvious (to me) choice. So, they got their first donation from me. I felt it was a win-win, I got shorter hair, they got a donation.
Since then, I have donated several more times, about every 2 to 3 years.
I don't do this for recognition, I do it because it is a small way for me to give back, and a great way to take my lemons (hair that cannot be dyed or permed and resides in ponies) into lemonade (locks for wigs for those that are in great need). I do it because I can.
I have started the "growing out" again, but, as short as it got cut this time, it will probably will take 2 1/2 years before I can donate again. Stay tuned - -
In the meantime, here is the new do (some of you wanted to see, so here ya go). Gesshhh, I had to go out and buy a new brush and a new curling iron to do the do.
Locks of Love requires a donation of at least 10 inches. I believe it is a good cause and am lucky to have many friends who have also donated. Congrats and thank you to all of them.