Locks of Love

That’s… that’s a lot of freaking hair.

Here’s me, post-haircut. Unfortunately, what I was hoping to avoid… happened. I feel like I got this bob thing going on. It sort of feels like I’m some cross between a skater dude and Prince Valiant. Maybe it’s just me needing some time to get used to the idea of short(er) hair. By all accounts, it still is fairly long – it just doesn’t seem that way.

I’m not terribly happy with the way it looks now, but I may wear it in a ponytail until it grows out some more. However, I am very happy that I finally cut it – my head feels 20 pounds lighter, and I definitely feel a lot cooler with all that mass gone.

Big thanks to Chris, who was kind enough to accompany me with camera in hand, and film the whole thing.

And in case you’re wondering, no, I’m not some freak who wanted to keep his ponytail. I’m sending in the hair to Locks of Love, an organization that uses donated hair to create wigs for kids. Originally, I thought it was for kids who were going through chemotherapy, but as it turns out the majority of the recipients suffer from something called Alopecia Areata.

If you want to donate hair, it’s really easy. The only tricky requirement is that the hair you send in needs to be ten inches long, minimum. Then, just plop it in a plastic bag, throw it in an envelope and voilà: one happy kid.

Should the constant heat and humidity of summer start to wear on you, as it did me… consider donating your hair to Locks of Love. If you think getting 10 inches of hair cut off is a really big deal… you’re right. Take a look at some of the pictures on the website.

It really is a big deal.

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