Sunday, August 01, 2010

hawaii (hopefully ) helps

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!


Jude said...

Such a nice idea - I've been thinking of doing this, since I tend to let my hair get long when work gets bursty-crazy :) Thanks for inspiration!

gtrine said...

that is awesome! I wish I had the patience to grow my hair and give to such a great cause!

Deb in Hawaii said...

A very cool thing to do! Your hair looks really cute from the back. ;-)

myra said...

That's wonderful! And your new haircut looks great too.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Your hair will be put to very good use!

Your haircut looks cute, too!

Lindsay-Jean said...

Does look really cute from the back!

K and S said...

I hope you do it Jude! it is a great cause :)

I must admit I was getting a bit antsy Gtrine, especially with summer upon us.

Thanks Debinhawaii, myra, Anon & Linny.

Take care everyone!

Anonymous said...

Did the same a few years ago when my hair was long. Received a nice thank you!

KirkK said...

Hey Kat - That's a very nice thing you did!

K and S said...

That is nice Anon :)

Take care.

S said...


such beautiful hair!!! never cut them again!!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk :)

Thanks S :)

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

Nice good samaritan deed Kat! I haven't got the nerve to cut my hair very short, with the excuse being that I like to keep it long especially when winter rolls around...for keeping my neck a little bit warmer ^-^

K and S said...

Rowena, I think my hair will grow back to at least shoulder length by the time winter comes around, if not, I'll bundle up with my scarf :)

Take care.