Thursday, July 29, 2010
Best Haircut EVER!
Are you ready for a new "do"? Tired of taking a half hour to dry your locks before work? Please consider DONATING your hair to one of the companies that make wigs for people battling cancer. It typically takes about six hair donations to make one wig, so they are always looking for donations! How much hair do you have to cut off? Each company has different requirements, but the shortest that I am aware of is the Pantene Beautiful Lengths which asks for at least eight inches. Locks of Love and Wigs 4 Kids both ask for ten inches.
Both of our daughters donated their hair two years ago, and our younger one was back in the chair this week. What a wonderful gift!
Please read ALL the directions ahead of time, so your efforts are not wasted! Your hair must be washed and FULLY dried without any product left in (like gel or hairspray), then placed in a braid or ponytail before being cut. You are allowed to straighten it to maximize the length. Most companies do not accept highlighted hair (because part of it is bleached and then when the combined pieces of the wig are put together and dyed, the previously treated hair will not blend well) but many accept simply colored hair.
BOTTOM LINE: If you have long hair and are ready for a shorter style, DONATE your hair!