Cancer Lesson #84: Locks of Love

Cancer Lesson #84: Locks of Love

If I seem a bit obsessed with hair, that’s partly because people associate hair loss with chemo, and not because I’m especially vain about my hair, though I used to be.

My wavy chestnut strands dwindled in importance when I was diagnosed. And when the doc confirmed I would lose those strands with chemo, I decided it made sense to get them cut before surgery. A shorter cut would be easier to care for during my recovery and might make the inevitable loss of hair a little less stressful.

It also made sense to donate the hair instead of leaving it on the salon floor. I was going to be bald, but maybe my hair could help someone suffering a more long-term hair loss.

So, here’s an idea. If you’re making a similar change in hairstyle (hopefully not because you’re going to lose your hair to chemo), perhaps you’d like to donate your clipped ponytail to  Locks of Love.

The process is simple, and it’s a nice thing to do. Just click on the link above for more information.They’ll even send you a certificate of appreciation like the one below.

And, for what it’s worth, you’ll earn my thanks too.certificate-of-appreciation2


6 thoughts on “Cancer Lesson #84: Locks of Love

  1. What a great idea! My hair was already so short it would barely have covered a baby’s scalp, and for me the transition was much less traumatic than for others. If it happens again, I’m not sure any child will be grateful for my longer but now completely grey locks, but you never know…

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    • Not sure mine would do anyone any good either. And it’s not long enough. Yet. With the alopecia thing now, I don’t think I dare cut it short again anyway. Need it fory comb-over!


      • I’ve always told myself that if my hair didn’t grow back properly and there were huge bald patches, I’d just keep it shaved short. To me, that looks more sensible than the women you see who have male pattern baldness and a very thin crown. It works for men, and why not for me? But it’s not for everyone….


      • Thing is it grew back fine, but a bit thinner. Alopecia started a few months ago with a big spot. Hair is coming back slowly and it may or may not happen again in such a large area. Very unpredictable. But if it keeps being a problem, I may resort to a shave.


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