I'm not quite sure when I thought about doing this, but it must have been about two or three years ago.
The longest my hair has ever been was before getting married, it was just below my shoulders not past the middle of my back.
Anyway, I just came back from the hair salon because I am giving my hair to someone who needs it.
Locks of Love is an NPO that helps children in the U.S. and Canada with long-term hair loss due to illnesses find some confidence and normalcy by providing hair pieces for them.
One of the reasons I chose Locks of Love was because they accept hair that has been colored. (There was a program that I found in Japan, but they were not accepting hair that had been colored nor was it a year-round thing.)
The "rules" on how to donate to Locks of Love is noted on their website. I hope they'll be able to use the hair that I send in and make a child (or two) happy.
By the way, the hair salon I went to did a fabulous job and I think I lost a couple pounds in the process!