If there is one thing that I was blessed with - it's my hair.
I've got good, dare I say great, hair.
It's thick, radiates a black shine, and I have never done anything to it except wash and brush and I often get compliments while I am standing in line for something.
A few years ago, I discovered Locks of Love and donated my hair. They ask for a minimum of ten inches to use for one hairpiece, but also accept shorter hair as well. My locks are long, intentionally so, cascading down my back and I'm thinking, THINKING, of shaving my head and donating my hair to kick off 2009.
I consulted Adonis about his thoughts and as always his reply, "I support whatever you really want to do. It's just too bad the idea of a woman shaving her head has been stained by Britney's breakdown."
When I think about the children - particularly young girls - who are sick and went through chemo and want to have the feel of hair on their heads, I can't help but think about how I normally just chop my hair at a salon and leave it on the floor. Young girls usually love long hair and I've got it to donate. It's just HAIR. It'll grown back. My hair grows like springtime weeds. What really sends me over the edge is when I think of little girls of color who want black hair and have a limited selection of chestnut, brunette, redheaded, and blond pieces to choose from; again, not seeing themselves in the world in the face of choice. I nearly breakdown if I think of a little Filipina girl asking for a black hairpiece.
Anyone out there willing to cut (or shave if you're daring) for Locks of Love? I'm thinking of doing this sometime in 2009 and would love to have a Hair Challenge with a fellow volunteer.