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
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:
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.