Has anyone ever done Locks of Love?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Has anyone ever done Locks of Love?
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 10:01am

Has anyone ever grown their hair out for Locks of Love? I did last year! it seemed like it took FOREVER to get my hair long enough to donate. I kept saying "I don't know if I'm going to make it- my hair is driving me crazy!!!" It was so hot during the summers, especially down here in Louisiana.

But I did it ! Here are the before and after pictures:


Before Haircut.JPG

Measuring my donated hair- I needed 10 inches but ended up having closer to 12:

Measuring Hair .JPG

The "After" Picture:

After Haircut and Color.JPG

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Registered: 02-19-2009
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 10:16am
Looks good Lisa!

I did Locks of Love about 8 years ago. My hair has always been long and I went for a short cut, which was shocking for me, but I liked it. Now I keep it just a little below my shoulders. Not long enough to donate, but I just don't have the patience for really long hair anymore!
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Registered: 10-18-2004
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 12:12am

Yes, I did locks of love about 3 years ago now. Donated 11 inches. It was pretty shocking to me at first being that I've always had long hair but it was a good change at the time and for a good cause.

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Registered: 09-20-2009
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 4:36pm
I love the new cut! My niece did Locks of Love last year (I think it was last year). Another one of my nieces wants to do it too.
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Registered: 10-19-2011
Fri, 10-21-2011 - 2:13pm
My husband's lodge as a whole donates every two years. It's pretty much a given that half of them will grow their hair out, and donate it. My husband's hasn't grown as fast as it used to... but man, do I love long hair.