Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Donating to Locks of Love.

Some of you may know that my old computer crashed a bit ago and I was waiting to buy a new one. My husband surprised me with a laptop for Valentine's day, so here I am!

I thought I would make this post special and it really is. My oldest daughter, Lilly Rose, asked if she could donate her hair to Locks of love. She was so excited to donate her hair to help out other children and I was so inspired by her request. She really is a kid with a big heart and compassion to help others. Every so often we have Mommy and daughter date night (Idea I got from one of the Secret keeper girl books) and tonight was our date night. Emma Kay and I decided to show our support by donating our hair too!

Here are some photos of our adventure and please scroll to the bottom...I will be posting all the information you need to donate to Locks of love and maybe this sounds like a great date night with your daughters, as well.


 
Here are our before photos. Locks of Love requires that you donate
a minimum of 10 inches.
 


 
 
This was Emma Kay's first ever hair cut!
 


 
 
 
The person who inspired it all!!! Our sweet Lilly Rose. The bottom photo is
the pony tails we donated...ready to be sealed and shipped. Locks of love requires a
minimum of 10 inches.
 

 
The girls are all smiles after their hair cuts. They absolutely LOVE them. They look
so cute!
 

 
The end result. Mine is a little shorter than I am use to, but I keep
telling myself it will grow back and we did it for a wonderful cause..I'm
also glad I was able to show my support to Lilly Rose's interests and what the Lord
has put on her heart.
 
If you are interested in donating to Locks of love you can visit this link:
 


 
 
Here are some qualifications of donating (Per site, not written by me):
 
 
GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS
  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable.  If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches. 
  • Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
  • Printable Guidelines (PDF) Please Note:

  • Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.
  • Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs.
  • Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair.
  • Because Locks of Love creates custom hairpieces for each child, we are unable to accept donations of wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.

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