December 1, 2015


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Reporter: Erin Pulsanti

My Hair To Spare And Locks Of Love

Erin Pulsanti takes you behind the scenes of her drastic haircut and shows you what she's doing with her formerly long locks.
Hello again Mid-Ohio Valley readers! Thanks for taking time to check out my blog!  As some of you may have known, I recently chopped off all my hair! Yes, that's right! It's gone! But not gone for good... I sent it away to "Locks of Love." 
For those who may not know, Locks of Love "is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis." 
I first donated my hair when I was in college.  I was a full time student, working at a restaurant and had for too much hair on my head.  All I ever did was pull it back into a ponytail.  It was healthy, shiny and always clean- but it seemed wasteful to have that much hair and not do anything with it.  Then I remembered Locks of Love.  I went to the mall- booked an appointment at a salon- and 10 minutes later I was 11 inches (of hair) shorter.
From then on I've donated my hair every chance I get.  It's not the fastest process- but once I hit 11 inches or more- I'm as good as in the chair to get it all chopped!  That's not to say it isn't stressful! Trust me- it is! All that hair--- and then BOOM--- much much much much shorter- it takes some getting used to.  I just try to remember all the money I'm saving on shampoo and conditioner!  And that I'm helping a kid who needs it! 
If you go to Locks of Love's website you can see photos of donations and recipients- lean all about what you need to donate (there are guidelines that you have to follow)- and if you can't donate hair, other ways you can make a difference.
Lock of Love has become one of my favorite organizations to be involved in! Everyone knows how hard it is to find time to volunteer- and how money donations are not always possible- at the end of the work day it seems almost impossible to do anything but get to be- and that's one great thing about Locks.  It doesn't take anything but hair growth. 
I can't imagine being a little boy or girl and trying to explain to all my little friends why I don't have hair.  It's hard enough being a kid these days.  So, I will continue to donate my hair to Locks- because if I can do something to help one of those kids-- I will.  I hope you will to!
Thanks for kicking it with me for a while, M.O.V! Have a good one!
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