When I cut my hair off a few years ago I don't exactly know why I didn't think of donating it until after it was all on the floor--which is too late, it has to be in a ponytail or braid. I guess I had forgotten, and the stylist's are probably not allowed to suggest it to clients.... After that cut I decided to grow my hair out until it was long, and then if I want to cut it off I couldn't until it was long enough to donate. (8" for some, 10" for others and 12" for some)
On Thursday I measured my hair and indeed it was long enough to donate. I called a couple of salons and they would only donate to one specific charity that had a longer requirement than I was willing and really able to give at this time. So...I had to take it into my own hands. :) I tied off sections with rubber bands, then measured and cut. I ended up getting about 9" to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The requirement for them was 8" and I went a little over in case I hadn't measured right or something.
I placed the ponies in a ziploc, then in a padded envelope and sent it on its merry way. I know it won't cure someone's cancer, but it will help provide a hair piece for someone which is super neat in my book! I did go to a professional to actually get my actual haircut after I chopped these off. It's pretty short now, but I think I'm going to dig it. :) Especially because it's for a good cause.
This is no way is to pressure anyone into cutting off their hair and/or donating it. I just wanted to share this experience with my readers. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please let me know by either commenting or emailing me at: SingingCinderella@gmail.com