Longhairs Do Care

It’s Easy to Take For Granted

Imagine if you couldn’t grow your own hair. Even worse, imagine battling a life-threatening illness, and undergoing treatment that caused your hair to fall out.

Mikayla was seven years old when suddenly, over a three-day period, all her hair fell out. While she was too young to fully understand she’d been diagnosed with alopecia, she quickly realized she was different, getting teased and bullied for wearing a bandana on her head.

Children With Hair Loss

Adam got used to people staring at him in public for two and a half years while he lived with much of his hair falling out.

 

Sarah was just three years old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphblastic leukemia and lost her hair to chemotherapy treatments.

These are just a few of the millions of children and adults who live with medically-related hair loss. Growing your own hair can be easy to take for granted, but for these kids who just wanted to live a normal life, the painful effects go far deeper than just cosmetic.

The problem is, a customized human hair replacement system, along with proper care and maintenance can cost up to $5,000 a year. For most families, it’s an expense they can’t afford.

Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts™

That’s why Children With Hair Loss™ was established, a non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing cancer treatments, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and other medically-related hair loss.

Since 2000, Children With Hair Loss has helped more than 3,500 children face their everyday lives with confidence and self esteem, providing customized hair replacements, care kits, support and education, all for free.

For the kids they help, it’s the difference between leaving the house every day worried and uncertain, versus feeling like a normal kid.

A Community With A Cause

Since The Longhairs was established in 2014, we’ve come to learn about the men and boys in this community who grow their hair for the very reason to donate it. Many of them grow their hair for their moms, grandmas, aunties, sisters, daughters and friends who have been affected by cancer or other ailments.

Growing hair for most of us is as normal as breathing, but for these children, having hair of their own can change their lives. That’s why The Longhairs established Longhairs Do Care, and we’re proud to announce our partnership with Children With Hair Loss.

Longhairs Do Care started with our inaugural donation of $100 in December, 2015, and since then The Longhairs has donated $1 from every sale to a charity supporting those affected by hair loss. We now proudly donate to Children With Hair Loss, kicking off our new partnership in 2017 with a donation of $1,620.

 

Going For the World Record

We’re not just putting our money where our mouth is, we’re putting our locks on the line too.

That’s because we’re organizing the largest gathering of men with long hair in the history of mankind, or at least since Braveheart, for the purpose of cutting and donating our hair to charity.

It will be The Great Cut, where we intend to break the Guinness World Record for most hair donated to charity in a 24 hour period. To do that we’ll need to chop at least 181 lbs of hair, which by our count will take at least 1,500 participants. And we hope you’ll be one of them.

More About The Great Cut


 

How Can I Help?

Glad you asked. Here are several ways you can support this righteous mission.

Shop In The Men’s Aisle

Every time you shop in The Men’s Aisle, whether you buy Hair Ties For Guys™, headbands, hats, or anything else in our shop, $1 of your purchase with be donated to Children With Hair Loss.

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Start Growing Your Hair Out

Have you ever thought about growing your hair out? What better reason than this??

Not only will it provide you with just cause to grow your hair out (the intrinsic value is just in itself, but from the standpoint of external perceptions it may prove useful to cite a cause greater than simply “letting it ride for the chicks”), but Children With Hair Loss has these epic t-shirts allowing you to formally and publicly display your commitment to the cause.

Learn About The Great Cut


Share The Love

Support our partner organization directly. Sign up for their newsletter, become a salon partner, follow them on social media, shop in their online store, attend an event or donate directly. #cutpasslove

Visit Children With Hair Loss Website

Children With Hair Loss

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 and join us for The Great Cut. However, if you’re ready to donate sooner than later, Children With Hair Loss has specific requirements for donating. Visit their website and read their guidelines carefully before going under the shears.

Children With Hair Loss Guidelines
 

Lastly…

Share Your Story

Have you or your loved ones dealt with hair loss? Have you donated your hair in the past? Do you grow your hair for the purpose of donating?

We’d love to hear your story 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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