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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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Charla Dickenson on

I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t comment an all the Britney controversy.

Considering the state of things I can’t imagine why anyone would want to or be encouraged to “embrace their inner Britney”. People do creative things with their hair everyday. Clearly Britney’s behavior is indicative of something much more serious. I really hope that she will stay in rehab and get proper treatment. I do not know her and I am not anyone’s fan, however I would bet every cent she has that Britney Spears has some very serious problems that absolutely need to be addressed, especially since children are involved. I do not believe that Spears is seeking attention or a career revival through her behavior, perhaps her people are, but I don’t believe she is. I think she is in a state where she is not thinking clearly and her actions are merely those of a person spiraling out of control.

Fame can be very destructive. The media is full of corruption and a hunger for money and power that leaves very little regard for human beings. People have built their careers and taken free rides on this young woman’s back yet very few, if any, seem to be helping her now when SHE is in need. In life’s hard times you find out who your true friends and it seems to me like this young woman doesn’t have a friend in the world. When you are a parent you are a parent for life. I am extremely unimpressed by the lack of initiative on behalf of her family. I have seen people with not even a fraction of these individual’s wealth and resources give SO MUCH MORE effort to help their loved ones in similar situations. If there are any future disasters with this starlet I will find it repulsive to read the fake sympathy from magazines and the media and her so-called friends and allies. Most people see this woman as entertainment, not as a human being. Clearly she is flawed, as all of us are, and there are many people who are much more level headed and responsible than she has shown herself to be. When it comes to this young woman what stands out to me is not all her flaws and problems but the endless problems in today’s world, especially in terms of media and fame.

At a very young age this woman has been manufactured and turned into a commercial product. It reminds me of the Truman Show, but this is not a weekend rental it’s a real life blaspheme; The Britney Spears Show. She was built up to a teetering and impossible height and now everyone is watching her fall apart, laughing and gossiping at her human misfortune and raking in dough with every juicy and ridiculous new detail that creates a perfect money making headline.

For those who seek fame, just take a look at the price $$$$.

enigma on

Hey Everyone,
I hope my commentary on Britney Spears did not offend or confuse anyone! My comments are just pure observations.
I just feel she has lost focus and is blowing with the breeze (which can be helpful at times) but, I don’t think that’s the case with Britney…..??????

I also think donating hair is a beautiful cause (in more ways than one) but, it’s best to do your research of how and where your donated hair will go to! Making sure you don’t fall into a situation like Kate (the poster above)…which, by the way Kate thank you for sharing that info….I had heard something like that awhile ago…but was not sure.

Anyway, I hope my comments did not annoy or offend anyone.

Take care and Cheers!!

Elda on

That was sweet Enigma, your last comment was really sincere and Charla you are so right about the media, it’s all about making bucks!!

Beth on

I am going to donate my hair to locks of love. I am waiting for it to grow about 5 more inches, because when I do cut it off, I still want it to be shoulder-length! But it will be wierd to have short hair agian. Maybe by next summer, or the summer after that I will be ready.
A girls hair can become part of her identity, which is may be why Britney decided to shave her head?
I wish her the best of luck in her recovery, and am looking forward to seeing her interview on Oprah, or Dateline!

rachel b. on

it is not about donating or auctioning her hair but the victim itself Britney Spears and to pull off that uneventful stunt and it was by no means cute or flattering. she is getting help for herself and her hair should have stayed on her head where it belongs and she should go without a wig and face up to her baldness because she is the one that did it!

Jennifer on

Locks of Love is a great organization! When I went from super-long hair to a dramatically short pixie cut one weekend in college, I donated mine — it was just as gratifying as the haircut! Thank you People.com for this plug for a really good cause.

Ainsley on

You can also donate your hair to Beautiful Lengths. They make wigs for women with breast cancer. I donated mine to locks of love two years ago, and I just cut it off last weekend and donated it to beautiful lengths because my mom had breast cancer. Beautiful lengths only requires 8 inches.

georgie on

my god, the poor girl cuts her hair off and everyone freaks? i mean, it’s not as if she cut off an arm or a leg. i think she’ll probably look quite cute with short hair (in a few weeks or so), she’s got a pretty face. and she’s starting off with fresh, new, undyed hair too.

and as for her children, i don’t see the reason anyone’s making a fuss there either: britney has a mum, a sister and probably at least 10 expensive nannies hovering around the mansion 24/7. i really don’t see why those kids shouldn’t be very well looked after. and so what if she goes out clubbing at night? the kids are asleep then anyway. they’re not going to miss her one second. i really think this is all a whole load of fuss about nothing. loads of mums would love to go out at night if they could afford the babysitter. i don’t see why britney is supposed to be a bad mother and i’m getting fed up with this constant media coverage and critique.

Alice on

Georgie,
It is not Britney’s mothers, or sisters or nannies job to raise her children, it is her job. Its one thing to go out occasionally, its another thing to leave your kids with someone else everyday. I sure hope you don’t have children.

Tiffany on

She probably could not donate it at all as if anyone tested it, it would test positive for drugs or something! Her hair looked horrible anyway and that is probably why they are not donating it at all but selling it to rake in the dough!

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