Locks of Love

Years ago I grew my hair and got over 12 inches cut, which I then donated to Locks of Love. My family has been plagued with bouts of cancer, so any charity and organization that helps with research and making life easier for patients are near and dear.

I started growing my hair a couple years ago, and kept growing it so I would be able to do something fancy with it for our wedding. When I went to get my hair cut today, I knew I wouldn't get it chopped off, but didn't think about Locks of Love until I was paying. I've had the same stylist for years, so she knows how long I've tried to keep my hair growing. I'm set on getting it cut short again so I can donate it to those suffering, but just not sure when I want to chop it off.

I decided on a trim (2inches) and got a few more layers added

When I first donated my hair, you had to have at least 11 inches and it couldn't be colored or layered. When I asked my stylist today, she said the requirements have changed, and you only need to have at least 7 inches and they prefer hair of its natural color. If I got it cut today, my hair would be just below my shoulders (if I had known that before I got it cut, I would have just donated it today). You can find all the information here if you're interested in donating to Locks of Love. It's a great feeling knowing that you're giving a cancer patient the confidence they need to feel their best. 

Have you ever donated to Locks of Love? If so, what made you decide to donate? Whatever your reason, I commend you and thank you for your contribution!


  1. I think it's amazing that you donate! I have donated a few times and I did it because my Mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and ultimately passed in 2011, she wore wigs and I wanted to do something to help.

    1. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know there are so many people out there wishing more would donate their hair so they could provide wigs to those suffering with cancer and undergoing treatment. I think it's just wonderful when people donate out of the kindness of their hearts!!

  2. Oh I have never donated my hair but that is something I would love to do!