Last week, I visited Create Yourself Salon so I could donate 10 inches of my hair to Locks of Love. Having lost nearly every strand of hair on my head in 2003, this was something I really wanted to do from the bottom of my heart.
I will never forget having to wear hats to cover my bald head and having to go wig shopping with my mom (although I ended up just wearing hats and scarves until the hair grew back). I still wonder how I got through that time in my life, especially since my hair is one of the few physical attributes people compliment me on considering much of my body is damaged by arthritis. I think half of me zoned out at the time and half of me kept persevering as I'm not one to be kept down for long.
Since then, there have been times due to iron deficiency or thyroid issues that I lost clumps of hair and it's frightened me. Once everything was under control, I grew my hair long and enjoyed every minute of it!
Finally, I decided it was time to share it with someone who needs it, and I encourage you to do the same. According to the salon's owner, Locks of Love is in great need of donations of hair. Visit www.locksoflove.org for more details.