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  1. #1
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    Smile I got my hair cut for Locks of Love today - Can you too?

    Many of you know I have non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that's been in remission for about 9 years now. What you may not know is that for the last couple of years I've been letting my hair grow. Since I'm on SSDI now there's no reason to keep it job friendly.

    Today I finally had the requisite ten inches (that's hair ladies keep your dirty minds clean.) to send to; http://www.locksoflove.org/

    If you have long hair and don't mind getting it cut short then you can help a lot of kids;

    WHAT IS LOCKS OF LOVE?

    Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada 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. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers....

    From what I've been told by the hair stylists the charity is really hurting for donations of hair. Read the rules for what they need. I have brunette and gray hair, they'll take out the gray hairs and sell them elsewhere. That helps to defray the costs.

    So my hair is now in the mail headed to the Locks of Love headquarters and will be on some kid's head in the future and that makes me feel pretty cool. (patting myself on my back).

    It really will make you feel good. The tips I was given is to keep it conditioned and clean. For chicks, don't color your hair or bleach it for the best quality. (They will take colored hair though) So if you have short hair let it grow. If you have long hair get it cut and send it in. Just think of the smiling child you'll be responsible for.
    Last edited by Steely Dan; 03-27-2013 at 01:57 PM.

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    Fantastic! What a great thing to do, SD. It does indeed bring a smile to the face to think of someone walking around in Steely hair! You're a good egg.

    I would donate if I could, but my hair is maybe 1" all around.

    (SO happy you're in remission!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    Many of you know I have non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that's been in remission for about 9 years now. What you may not know is that for the last couple of years I've been letting my hair grow. Since I'm on SSDI now there's no reason to keep it job friendly.

    Today I finally had the requisite ten inches (that's hair ladies keep your dirty minds clean.) to send to; http://www.locksoflove.org/

    If you have long hair and don't mind getting it cut short then you can help a lot of kids;

    WHAT IS LOCKS OF LOVE?

    Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada 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. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers....

    From what I've been told by the hair stylists the charity is really hurting for donations of hair. Read the rules for what they need. I have brunette and gray hair, they'll take out the gray hairs and sell them elsewhere. That helps to defray the costs.

    So my hair is now in the mail headed to the Locks of Love headquarters and will be on some kid's head in the future and that makes me feel pretty cool. (patting myself on my back).

    It really will make you feel good. The tips I was given is to keep it conditioned and clean. For chicks, don't color your hair or bleach it for the best quality. So if you have short hair let it grow. If you have long hair get it cut and send it in. Just think of the smiling child you'll be responsible for.
    what a great idea. I have 16" and certainly don't need it. I'm looking at the site, where participating locations are. (not colored) I think my brother in law has now been in remission from "N-HL" for a bit over 15 yrs.. so congratulations to you, may you have many more anniversaries!
    Stephanie Hart, P.I.
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    Thank you, SD! I'm so glad you are in remission--wow. God bless!

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    Nice, Steely!!!

    I have long hair--that has been colored for about oh, 20 years or so --I got gray really really early. It's too bad they won't take color processed hair, that would really increase their intake I bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby1 View Post
    Nice, Steely!!!

    I have long hair--that has been colored for about oh, 20 years or so --I got gray really really early. It's too bad they won't take color processed hair, that would really increase their intake I bet.
    they do! Just not bleached!
    Stephanie Hart, P.I.
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    I didn't know emu's could grow their hair that long! You have such a good soul, SD. Thanks for the smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jane the dood View Post
    Fantastic! What a great thing to do, SD. It does indeed bring a smile to the face to think of someone walking around in Steely hair! You're a good egg.

    I would donate if I could, but my hair is maybe 1" all around.

    (SO happy you're in remission!)

    ((HUG))
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by StephanieHartPI View Post
    what a great idea. I have 16" and certainly don't need it. I'm looking at the site, where participating locations are. (not colored) I think my brother in law has now been in remission from "N-HL" for a bit over 15 yrs.. so congratulations to you, may you have many more anniversaries!
    I went to SuperCuts and they put the hair in a ponytail and cut it off. Ask them to put it in a bag for you. Then get a bubble wrap mailing envelop and send it to them. It cost me $2.40 to send it with delivery confirmation. Not including the cost of the envelop and haircut. If you have 16 inches at most you have to give ten. They're happy to take more, but if you want a certain shorter style and only want to donate 10" then that's cool too. If you have short hair let it grow, let it grow, let it grow.


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    Hi Steely! This is a great cause and you rock for donating your locks. I've done this two times in the past, the last time my two nieces did it too! It does make you feel great to know that you're helping a child feel better about themselves. It's also so easy and all it costs you is postage! I've worn a style too short for the past couple of years, but it's growing out now and while that is annoying, I've been holding out on getting it cut so I can do this again. So for now it's hair pins and top knots, but once it's long enough, I'll be sending off another ponytail!

    You rock Steely and thanks for posting this for everyone to read about!

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    How very cool of you!!

    My hair is really long - right above my bottom but it's bleached and pink... so I couldn't do this...
    Love is my religion. I can no more give my body without my soul than I can give my soul without my body. Despite my youth, I sometimes feel I am in the autumn of my life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby1 View Post
    Nice, Steely!!!

    I have long hair--that has been colored for about oh, 20 years or so --I got gray really really early. It's too bad they won't take color processed hair, that would really increase their intake I bet.
    They'll take colored hair.

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    Love to you SD youRock. My DD has contributed to this cause for years. She has beautiful natural blonde hair. I will ck into it myself although my hair has greyed ALOT in the last few weeks.

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    Bless your sweet soul!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gloomy View Post
    How very cool of you!!

    My hair is really long - right above my bottom but it's bleached and pink... so I couldn't do this...
    Ask your stylist or email Locks of Love and tell them what you've done with your hair and if it would be donateable. From what I understand they are so desperate they're relaxing the standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie View Post
    Love to you SD youRock. My DD has contributed to this cause for years. She has beautiful natural blonde hair. I will ck into it myself although my hair has greyed ALOT in the last few weeks.
    They sell the gray hair to help defray the costs. Mine is salt and pepper so they'll have to separate out the gray hairs.

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