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Anyone else donate to Locks of Love? Have pictures?

by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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NikLvsNick
by Silver Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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I donated last year. I believe it was at least 12 inches. My hair was color treated but they were still able to take it. I forget where it was sent to though.

banana-bear
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM
I just remember hearing that they made cancer patients pay for the wigs. It was a long time ago and the details were fuzzy to begin with. I hope they are an okay company!

Quoting honeyrder:

No! You don't give money (well, you can if you want). If they end up selling your hair (too short, bleached, etc.), it defrays the cost of making the wigs.

Quoting banana-bear:

Your hair is pretty! I thought it was bad to donate to Locks of Love though. Aren't they scammers or something?


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honeyrder
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Anyone can cut your hair as long as the guidelines listed below are followed.  We encourage all of our donors to go to 

a salon they are already familiar with to ensure their comfort when donating. If you are not sure if your hair falls

within our guidelines or have question  about any products you have used, please consult your stylist or the 

manufacturer of your product. 

Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.  

Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.  

Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches, and 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.  

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.

Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it has not been cut while bundled in a ponytail or braid.  

Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. You may divide your hair into multiple ponytails,

and cut each one off before continuing to shave. 

We cannot accept dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair. 

Our manufacturer is not able to use them  in our children’s hairpieces.  

Quoting mamabirch88:

I'd love to but I dye my hair and have been told you can't if you do.

This is off their website.

honeyrder
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Colored hair is okay, unless it is henna, I believe. And the factory is in Florida.

Quoting NikLvsNick:

I donated last year. I believe it was at least 12 inches. My hair was color treated but they were still able to take it. I forget where it was sent to though.


pampire
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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I've hair farmed two pony tails for the Pantene version of LoL.  (They only require 8 inches.)

vwd_johnson
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Yeah, that's what I heard too :(

Quoting banana-bear:

I just remember hearing that they made cancer patients pay for the wigs. It was a long time ago and the details were fuzzy to begin with. I hope they are an okay company!



Quoting honeyrder:

No! You don't give money (well, you can if you want). If they end up selling your hair (too short, bleached, etc.), it defrays the cost of making the wigs.

Quoting banana-bear:

Your hair is pretty! I thought it was bad to donate to Locks of Love though. Aren't they scammers or something?


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Robe739IsBack
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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I donated 13inches this past summer. :)

Bless your heart for donating! <3
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Country_Momma89
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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Awesome!! My hair has never been long enough to donate but it's on my bucket list.

mamabirch88
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Mine was bleached. It's been probably a year ago now and has since been dyed over but it was bleached for highlights. :(



Quoting honeyrder:

Anyone can cut your hair as long as the guidelines listed below are followed.  We encourage all of our donors to go to 

a salon they are already familiar with to ensure their comfort when donating. If you are not sure if your hair falls

within our guidelines or have question  about any products you have used, please consult your stylist or the 

manufacturer of your product. 

Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.  

Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.  

Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches, and 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.  

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.

Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it has not been cut while bundled in a ponytail or braid.  

Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. You may divide your hair into multiple ponytails,

and cut each one off before continuing to shave. 

We cannot accept dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair. 

Our manufacturer is not able to use them  in our children’s hairpieces.  

Quoting mamabirch88:

I'd love to but I dye my hair and have been told you can't if you do.

This is off their website.




honeyrder
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Cool! I have done it five times now for LOL, since my daughter was a baby. My hair had to be separated into eight ponytails the first time because there was so much of it. lol

Quoting pampire:

I've hair farmed two pony tails for the Pantene version of LoL.  (They only require 8 inches.)


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