30 Before 30 Bonus: Locks of Love Donation

by Jessica on April 11, 2011

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I’ve always loved my hair long, but for the last few months, getting tangled up in it while trying to sleep and spending 30 minutes with the blow dryer every morning has exhausted me. Obviously a change was due. I went back and forth on what I wanted my next style to look like, but as soon as I thought about Locks of Love, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

“Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. The children who receive these hairpieces have lost more than their hair; they suffer from a loss of self. Many children have been teased by classmates and/or embarrassed by the attention they receive because of their hair loss. They often will withdraw from normal childhood activities such as swimming, going to the mall or even playing with their friends. While wearing a hairpiece is certainly not a cure for these children, it can help restore some of the normalcy to their everyday lives that most of us take for granted. It is our goal to help provide a foundation on which they can begin to rebuild their self-esteem.” ~ Courtesy of Locks of Love

So, what did I do? I immediately called up Momma G, resident hairdresser, and told her it was time.

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I’m still adjusting to the length (or lack thereof!) because my hair hasn’t been this short since my senior year in high school! But to be able to give these 11″ to such a worthy cause makes my heart incredibly happy. And what a bonus! Number 31… check! :)

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 yummychunklet April 11, 2011 at 9:16 am

Great job! I’ve donated to this cause as well. It’s rewarding and a great haircut as well!

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2 mckay April 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

so awesome jessica!!! :) the short hair looks great!

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3 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) April 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

OMG, OMG, OMG!!! I LOVE it!!! You look so chic and trendy (not that I didn’t love your gorgeous long hair too!)! Good for you!!

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4 Sara April 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

SO cool!! I would love to do something like this, but I’m worried that it’d take me forever to to grow it out. Way to go!

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5 steph (whisk/spoon) April 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

a wonderful thing to do, and it really looks fantastic!

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6 Jules April 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

You look fabulous! My girl’s done it twice. So proud of both of you!

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7 Laura April 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Looks great! Love the new do! Great cause too, good work!

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8 Tracey April 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Your new cut looks fantastic Jessica!! I’ve been growing my hair out to donate to Locks of Love for about 8 months now. It’s finally long enough but I’ve been having a hard time pulling the trigger and cutting it. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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9 Spike April 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm

love your new ‘do! and a great cause too

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10 Paula April 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Totally love the new look. I’m impressed you can even grow your hair that long (because I don’t seem to be able to.)

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11 Eliana May 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I’ve been meaning to tell you that I think you new hair looks amazing. It’s a reward for doing such an amazing deed.

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