Thinking of Pulling a Britney? Donate your hair!

02/20/2007 at 03:21 PM ET

Are you looking to embrace your inner Britney Spears — and shave your head? Instead of selling your hair (the salon where Britney went razor-happy is auctioning off her tresses), what about donating your ‘do? Britney’s ex Kevin Federline reportedly donated his hair to Locks of Love when he went from a shoulder-length coif to a buzz cut. That charity provides free hairpieces and wigs to children who have lost their hair due to illness. It’s pretty easy to do — take it from someone who knows. Three weeks ago, I made my own donation. I just filled out a form online and mailed in my cut-off hair (which took only a year and a half to grow — the charity needs a minimum of 10 inches). Best of all, you don’t need to go for a full-on chrome dome like Britney; a nice short bob will do. — Cara Shultz

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j on

this is such a good cause.
i’m sure britney HAD to shave hers off to start all over w/the constant dying and extensions every other day. do i still think she’s crazy? oh yeah.

AnnieM on

I would definitely donate my hair if I were to cut it. Doubt I’d shave it though.

Amy on

I’ve donated to Locks of Love three times. They definitely prefer donations of 10 inches (most of their clients are young girls who want long hair), but they will accept donations that are shorter – they just will sell them to help pay for overhead. It’s a great cause, and if you don’t have the patience to grow out your hair to 10 inches, I’m sure they’d be happy to take something that is more in the 5-7″ range.

Elda on

I have long hair down to my waist and i have really been thinking about doing something for a good cause besides my hair grows so fast. P.S. Cheer up Britney I still am one of your biggest fans, when you smile you always look pretty!!

enigma on

Donating hair is a kind act of empathy which is a beautiful thing!

I can certainly understand that crazy itch ones gets when they feel the need to “lop-it-all-off”……….

But, I find myself wondering about Britney’s mental integrity!??! I mean, look at it, her marriage was shaky, she gives birth to kid #2, gets a divorce, goes partying wacky style, leaves her kids at home, plays and teases around with her fans and the public through her web-site, she says one thing does another, gets her hair colored so many times that she probably needed to have it all shaved, gets it shaved, gets inked twice, etc,etc,etc! Plus, she looks AWFUL and UGLY!

And, NO! I do not hate Britney…it’s just a simple observation, I don’t even know her! I don’t own any of her music.

And, she wonders why, how, what, where, when, and askes for respect on top of it all…that the media takes all of her actions “out of porportion” as if it’s been straved for food for ten years. Yeah, they are going to eat every crumb that falls from Britney’s table of action!!!

I think she’s falling into that can’t-turn-around-now-to-save-yourself-hollywood-mental-maddness!!!

Something is wrong and it’s not good that she is a “role-model” in so many young girls eyes!?????

Julia on

When I was in high school, my school had an assembly for Locks of Love every year. It is a great cause. Every year at least 50 people donated. Ann Curry also donated. One girl actually shaved her hair and donated it, very gratifying.

Amy on

Isn’t Brittney a great role model????
(note the sarcasm)

Kate on

I was going to donate my hair to Locks of Love; however, when I found out that they send some of the hair overseas to sell, I was a little disappointed. Then I found out that they actually charge most families for the hair, based on a sliding scale (because, you know, middle class families don’t deserve it as much as lower class families ..??). I hated the thought of donating something so someone else could pay for it. I also read that they do not give the hair to cancer patients, since their baldness is considered “temporary”. I hope I’m wrong, but what I’ve read suggests otherwise … (I read some of this on wikipedia).

karawara on

Who would want Britney’s hair? It’s fried. Are we forgetting how many times she has changer her hair color in the last 5 months?!

Charla Dickenson on

Donating your hair is a wonderful thing to do, what a kind and selfless act. I am full of admiration for anyone who has done such a generous thing. In this image obsessed and superficial world there is nothing more beautiful than giving a piece of yourself to help another feel more whole in the face of such painful adversity.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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