Vincent donates locks of hair to worthy cause

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Kaitlynn displays her ponytail. Several local salons participate in Locks of Love donations. Check with your favorite salon for information. --submitted photos

Nine-year-old Kaitlynn Vincent let her hair grow for more than a year before joining the ranks of thousands of children who've donated their long tresses to a special charity, Locks of Love. Above, Terry Webb, of EClips hair design, Nevada, snips off the long ponytail that will be donated. Locks of Love uses donated hair to make custom hair pieces for children who have suffered medical hair loss. Hair pieces are made for both boys and girls, and can be made from most types of hair, including colored and permed hair. Bleached hair cannot be used because bleached hair doesn't weather the manufacturing process well. There are a number of rules, but even hair not suitable for the wigs is made into other wigs and sold to help fund the charity. Specific instructions on how to donate hair, as well as information on how children in need of hairpieces can apply for one from Locks of Love, are available at
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