Recently, I chopped a foot off of my body. Well, kind of. I actually cut 12 inches of my hair. Same difference, right?
For the past two years, I’ve been growing out my hair. Yes, I’m lazy — but my real reason was to get it long enough that I could donate it to Wigs for Kids.
As you can probably guess, Wigs for Kids makes wigs for kids. (Nah, really?) They need at least 12 inches of un-dyed, un-permed hair from each donor, and it takes 20-30 donations to make each wig. The wigs are all shaped to a mold of the child’s head, and the hair is cut and styled to the kid’s liking.
It’s a lot of work for the people at Wigs for Kids, but all you need to do is grow out your hair. Voila! An easy way to do something good — by basically doing nothing!
In fact, this is the second time I’ve donated my hair. Last time, I grew it out even longer:
Another bonus of such an extreme haircut is that sometimes people don’t recognize me right away. Very good for my second job as an undercover spy. Whoops, now I guess you know my secret . . .
— Karen, STACKS Staffer