Locks of Love (Before and After of my buddy, Chad).

Locks of Love has gained a lot of momentum since they stepped out on their own in 1997.  Who doesn’t love an organization that makes wigs for sick children?  It’s not uncommon as a stylist to see mothers and daughters alike growing their hair out with a determined mission.  But my favorite?  My favorite is seeing a man grow his hair out for the cause.

Enter Chad.


Chad patiently grew his hair out for a couple of years.  And he did it right.  And by right, I mean that he trimmed it in the meantime.  This maintenance is critical so that when one donates his hair, he isn’t donating split ends.  Locks of Love has a 10″ minimum requirement.  Two of those inches get used in the manufacturing process.  The eight inches that are left reach a little girl’s jawline.  If you’ve got one inch of split ends, then you’re really just donating nine inches, in which case the wig would be shorter than a jaw-length bob.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with a short bob, but most of the girls who have lost their hair have lost their long hair.  And they miss it.  So please don’t cheat.  If you’re going to do it, go all the way and give the sort of hair that you’d prefer to receive.

Here’s Chad post donation:

Isn’t he fantastic?


  1. January 22, 2012
    Debbie Shank

    Woo Hoo, way to go Chad.

  2. January 22, 2012


  3. January 22, 2012
    Emily Hahn

    very awesome.

  4. January 22, 2012

    I love it! Very inspirational to see a guy make that donation

  5. January 22, 2012
    Kathleen Dowdy

    So proud of you Chad and very happy to have men like you surrounding my son with friendship! My sister would have been one of those blessed by your donation. Way to go!

  6. January 22, 2012

    Wow and he had really nice hair too! Very cool!

  7. January 23, 2012
    Rebecca Ogle

    Love that he did this!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!

  8. January 25, 2012
    adele bernard

    Thank you Chad!!! You are awesome!!!!

  9. January 25, 2012

    He’s so handsome. 🙂

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