Longhairs Do Care

A Community With A Cause

As this community has grown, we’ve heard from more and more men who grow their hair, cut it, and donate it to charity. Many grow their hair long exclusively for this very reason.

From girls and boys to grown men and women battling illness, many aren’t fortunate enough to grow long hair. For some, this has a significant negative impact on their lives.

That’s why The Longhairs established our charitable outreach arm, Longhairs Do Care, and decided on Locks of Love as the charity organization we support.

What Locks Of Love Does

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the US and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The hairpieces Locks of Love provides helps to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

How It Works

Starting with our inaugural donation of $100 in December 2015, The Longhairs are donating $1 for every sale we make online. Whether you’re buying Hair Ties For Guys, Lids For Your Locks or anything else in The Men’s Aisle, $1 of your purchase will be donated to Locks of Love.

How You Can Support

You can support by purchasing any products in The Men’s Aisle. Here are some other ways you can get involved.

If You Do Cut Your Hair…

First, no one here is telling you to cut your hair. If you’re asking us, you should let it ride.

HOWEVER, we understand there comes a time in many longhairs’ lives when they are ready for a reset. When and if that time comes, we implore every longhair to:

  • Wait until it’s long enough to donate
  • Donate your hair when you cut it

Locks of Love has specific requirements for donating. Visit their website and read their guidelines carefully before going under the shears.

Share Your Story

Have you or your loved ones faced a medical condition or illness that prevented hair loss, or caused hair loss? Have you donated your hair in the past? Do you grow your hair for the purpose of donating it?

We’d love to hear your story! Share below, in the comments.

Comments

  1. When I was 17, I joined the military and they cut my long red hair off and donated it to locks of love. Now, at 54 years old, my hair is LONGER than it was then. Glad to see that there is a place for this and glad that these two cats have made a wonderful something from pretty much nothing. Well done, Sirs. Glad to be in the mix.

  2. Just found your site and love it.
    I had been growing my hair out for the last couple years, and living in Phoenix it was it a bit much, but didn’t want to get rid of the long hair.
    My girlfriend pointed out a performer at the RenFest who’s hair was undercut on the sides and long in the middle, basically a mowhawk, but he just wore it pulled back. This is similar to Ragnar on the Vikings TV show, without the braid. I decided to try it out. I ended up donating the side cuts to the organization that the place I got the undercut done at supported. I now have the best of both worlds, long hair, not as much of it to hold in heat, and can braid it for a cool mowhawk when I want. Also have the long look when it is down.
    Also ordered a set of your cards.
    Rocking the longhair at 50+

    1. Author

      James, yes man! Great to hear from you, we especially appreciate the 50+ longhairs writing in. Glad to hear you donated too. Welcome to the team!

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