Join Date: Dec 2003
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Originally Posted by kamilla626
I haven't done it, but I know a few people that have. As far as I know, it isn't much of an "experience".
Just chop it off and mail it!
So how short will it be after you cut it?
|It is my personal opinion that there are still a lot of unknowns about Locks of Love. One thing that concerns me personally is that even though a very large number of people send their hair to Locks of Love every year, only a very small percentage of that hair is reportedly used on wigs for children. What happens to the rest of that hair? It is hard to say and I don't believe that the Locks of Love organization has fully disclosed enough of what they do with the "leftover" hair to be satisfied with their answers.|
|Q: Can I donate a ponytail that is shorter than 10 inches?
A: Yes, but only with the understanding that it will most likely be sold to help offset the at-cost manufacturing of hairpieces for children. If this is your desire, please include a note to this effect with your hair donation.
Hair that is short, gray, or unsuitable for children will be separated from the ponytails and sold at fair market value to offset the cost of manufacturing.
|This initiative was spearheaded by Madonna Coffman a retired cardiac nurse who had a great deal of volunteer experience working for not for profits in the surrounding Palm Beach area. When Mrs. Coffman was in her 20's she developed Alopecia after receiving a hepatitis vaccination. source|
Originally Posted by chersolly
I have a friend who works at a LOL participating strip mall hair salon. You know the type: hair cut for $9.99. She said they just throw the hair away. Or the packages will sit in the back and never be shipped.
LOL sells most of the hair anyways.
Originally Posted by tie-dyed
I intended to, but never sent it in
I've got this fifteen inch ponytail sitting in a drawer. Where it's been for two years. They say you can send it in even it's old.
Originally Posted by LizaBear
This would be a problem with that salon then, not with Locks of Love.