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HS Student Donates Hair to Locks of love

Annette Barnes donated her hair to "Locks of Love." Annette heard about Locks of Love from a friend a couple of years ago. Annette and her father were trying to find companies that would accept 11 inches of colored hair, and that non-profit was one of the only ones that were able to take her hair. Locks of Love makes wigs for people with cancer or other issues that cause lack of hair growth. "No, it wasn't difficult at all" Annette states. "I've always wanted to do it thanks to the inspiration of my cousins and a couple of my friends." "The cutting process wasn't bad either. My grandma cut off my ponytail and then my boyfriend shaved off my head. I laughed a lot while getting it shaved because I was so excited for the results! My friends were quite surprised but they loved it. They were proud of me for being confident enough to do this! I've always loved standing out! In fact, I even inspired someone to shave off their hair, they loved my look so much. I would love to do this again. It felt as if I had a general fresh start and I've made a huge impact! I'm hoping to have long hair and then donate it again. I was so happy to do something different and at the same time, give my hair to someone in need. At first, it felt weird to go from having a full head of hair to a buzz cut. I kept shaking my head and attempted to put my non-existent hair in a ponytail the first couple of days, but over time, I've noticed my hair grows quite quickly. Although, it was a relief not having ratty hair every time I got up in the morning. It takes less time for me to shower and less time to get ready in the morning since I don't have to brush or blow dry it!"

Thanks to people like Annette and Locks of Love many people who need hair will be able to get it.




Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

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