It’s More Than A Haircut, It’s A Donation!

I hope you have all heard of the incredible non-profit organization Locks of Love! If not, let me give you a brief explanation of what they do. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term medical hair loss. They use donated hair to create high quality hair prosthetics. The average person’s hair grows between a half inch and an inch each month (depending on health, diet, and maintenance). To donate your hair the required amount is at least 10 inches. This means if you were starting with no hair at all it would only take you roughly fifteen months (give or take a couple) to have enough to donate.

We found some great tips on how to promote healthy hair growth that we’d love to share with you in case you’re interested in growing your hair out to donate! First, make sure you’re getting your hair trimmed every four to six weeks. It may seem silly to cut your hair to make it grow, but split ends and damaged hair stunts your hair growth, trimming the ends leaves hair healthy. Secondly, did you know your hair is affected by your diet? Foods rich in protein such as fish, nuts, beans, and dairy strengthen your hair follicles and prevent your hair from falling out. For a full list of foods to help promote hair growth go here.

The mission statement of Locks of Love is this: “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.” If you are fortunate enough that you can cut off ten inches of hair and in one year it will have almost completely grown back, wouldn’t it be great to donate it to a child who can’t?

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Giacomo and Rondi Salon is a proud partner of Locks of Love.

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