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Locks of Love...
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Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 08:18:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's the link....


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 04-07-2004 at 08:51:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our daughter donated hers just before entering the Navy. There are shops in our area that will cut and style your hair for free if you are donating to locks of love. I think it is specially great since my Mom has been going through chemo for breast cancer and has had to use wigs for about the last three years. I guess that is what made my daughter think of it.


Alias    Posted 04-07-2004 at 08:45:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think that's wonderful. If I though for a minute anyone would want my old salt and pepper hair, I donate in a NY second.......gfp


Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 08:49:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the length is 6 inches or more you can....they can/will dye it for the child the wig is being made for! :^)


Alias    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:11:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear ya friend Clipper, but, my hair hasn't been that long since the early seventies.....gfp


Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:13:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't feel bad....my hair went back South after mah 3rd Winter here in the North....hasn't found the return route yet....:^)


Alias    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:19:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's something I been meaning to ask you about. What's a good ole country boy like you doing all the way up there in conn? (I think that's right).
...........gfp


Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:21:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Navy sent me here in 72 to be a Sub Driver....met/married local farm girl....by the time I realized I missed the South mah accent wuz long gone....no sense going back an being treated like a Yankee right? :^)


Alias    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:26:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
HAHAHA......good reasoning


~Lenore...10 inches    Posted 04-07-2004 at 08:57:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is what that site said about hair that can and cannot be donated.

1.We accept 10" minimum hair length (tip to tip), not wigs, falls, or synthetic hair
2.Please bundle hair in ponytail or braid.
3.Hair needs to be clean, dry, placed in a plastic bag, then padded envelope.
4.We need hair from men and women, young and old, all colors and races.
8. 6. 5.Hair may be colored or permed, but not bleached or chemically damaged (if unsure, ask your stylist).
7.Hair swept off the floor is not usable.
8.Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail.
9.Hair that is short, gray, or unsuitable for children will be separated from the ponytails and sold at fair market value to offset the cost of manufacturing.
10.You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10".
11.The majority of all hair donated comes from children who wish to help other children.
12.Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails for donation.


Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:06:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just called the Salon that I send the hair to....6 inches is acceptable... :^)


EngineerJoyce    Posted 04-07-2004 at 10:43:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Clipper,
I'd like to know the place that accepts 6" ponytails. With that I could donate more often.

I have donated two 10" ponytails. The first was to "Wigs for Kids" in the fall of 2000, the second was to "Locks of Love" in the spring of 2003 - about a year ago. I only do minor trims to cut back the split ends between donations.

If 6" would be okay, I could keep my hair "medium-long" and not have such a drastic swing when I donate. That and my 4 year old could do it too! I may even convince my sisters to part with 6" at a time. That 10" takes lots of mental preparation.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Joyce


Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 10:50:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where are ya Joyce? (State only)


EngineerJoyce    Posted 04-07-2004 at 11:12:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Central Kentucky


Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 11:20:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a list of Salons you can send the hair to....make sure it is clean and put inna zip-lock bag afore ya send it to em...:^)


Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:00:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have sent them Men's hair of 6 inch length in the past....mebbe they changed the standards?


~Lenore    Posted 04-07-2004 at 10:18:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think that is great, six inches of hair is much easier than ten.
I just posted the information from the site you posted above.

If I had six extra inches of hair to give,
I could not cause mine is chemically treated. ;-)

I thought the details were informative if anyone was interested in donating.


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