I recently hinted on Facebook that I participated in a Locks of Love haircut. Hair donation is an easy way to give back big time. Your hair can go to someone in much greater need, while also “lifting” you of the extra weight — figuratively and literally.
For the last two or three years, I’ve really slacked on getting my hair cut. So I decided to just grow it out long enough to donate when I *do* get it cut. I did so last year (on Super Bowl Sunday 2012), about six weeks after my son was born, so I had a rich, long head of hair to donate. This year -after growing it out for 14 months- it wasn’t as long (or lush), but it was a good 10 inches that I don’t miss, but will make a world of difference for someone else.
Hair donations typically benefit children with medical conditions resulting in hair loss.
If you’re looking to donate and live in the Atlanta area, I suggest waiting for May 20, when there will be a hair donation event in Alpharetta. You can learn more here. Thanks, Alpharetta Macaroni Kid for letting me know about this one!
Keep on saving! :o)
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