Locks of Love, 2008

Sam Hart

2008-04-07 14:49:31

For those who don't know, I've been growing my hair out since sometime in the fall of 2006. It started originally as an experiment (I hadn't had long hair since my teenage years, and I was curious if I'd like it as an adult), but I continued to do it because I found out about a great program called Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a non-profit group that provides hairpieces to children who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. From their website, their mission is to:

...return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children.

So, since the fall of 2006, I've been growing my hair out long enough to donate it to this wonderful program. I've been using fancy conditioners to keep my hair in good shape, and have generally been taking better care of my hair than I ever had previously.

Partly because it's funny and partly because it helps get the word out about Locks of Love, I'm going to share with you my trip to the Salon where I donated my hair.

Read on for all the gory details and to find out why I looked (at least momentarily) like Pippi Longstocking: