However, when I looked into Locks of Love I discovered some disturbing facts:
- Locks of Love receives more hair that they actually use to make wigs for cancer patients.
- Locks of Love SELLS the suplus hair for CASH! How much are they selling the hair for? In 2005, they sold $352,401 of hair!
Most of the hair donated does not end up on a child's head. It ends up being sold to commercial wigmakers.
Add on the fact, that women who spend years growing out gorgeous, beautiful hair get nagged by rude idiots to cut it off and donate to this scam charity. Do people with nice shoes get hounded to donate them to shoeless orphans? Yet for some reason, so many people get duped into donating their hair to this organization. With all the publicity surrounding the people who donate hair, why do we never see the cancer-stricken children who receive the hair?
If you really want to help people with cancer, donate to the American Cancer Society.
CORRECTION: Diane Lane actually donated her hair to Pantene's Great Lengths program. I apologize for this error, but I stand by my comments on Locks Of Love. In 2005, they received $552,554 in contributions. They also do not give out every wig for free, they charge juvenile cancer patients according to their parent's income level. So they take people's hair and they take money from dying kids.