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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deb on

Someone who is out of controll, self-centered, destructive, and extremely rich would not naturally think to do such an altruistic action. Britney Spears stopped thinking about anything other than herself a very long time ago. That would explain why she is in the shape she is today. Locks of Love can do a whole lot better without Britney as their poster child.

Marissa!!!! on

I think that Britney is having a mental break down! Shaving your head?!?!?! Is she crazy?!?!?! Anyway, if I were Britney Spears, and if I did shave my head I would probably donate it to charity but why the heck would I shave my head in the first place?!?!?!?!

wildflower on

I sincerely feel for this girl. As a young mother of two and married, I have had my own struggles with it all, I haven’t dealt with it anywhere nearly as extreme as she has and always found comfort in being with my kids rather than out with friends, but I truly believe all of this is her way of trying to wash away the hurt.

I don’t even think she needs rehab so much, what she needs is someone good to talk to to remind her of her self worth as a human and as a mother, being a celebrity needs to be last on her list. She needs someone who isn’t afriad to lay it on the line for her. I think if her mind was cleared up, she wouldn’t be doing the drinking and partying. It will take someone strong to give her the wake up call she needs and I hope it is delivered soon for her sake and her kids.

Jessie on

Is it really so difficult for everyone to give the poor young lady a break. No, I am not a crazy Britney fanatic but I do feel sorry for her. With all of the negative criticism that Brit is getting, we are lucky that the only thing she has done so far is shave her head. Seriously, with all of the disapproval for her behavior that society has I am suprised that she hasn’t done something is permanently negative or damaging to herself. I mean okay, shaved head, not the best look for her, sure, but by going to rehab she is trying to better herself. Whatever the issues that she is dealing with, we need to be more uplifting and less negative. All that anyone tends to do is belittle her or judge her, yes she has made some mistakes, but it is her life to live not ours, and in case anyone forgot she is human. Give the poor girl a break.

ash on

I was lied to by my stylist when I cut off my hair. It was over 9 inches (cut off), but she told me it had to be 12 inches in order to donate. Later, I found out that is not true – I could’ve donated my hair!! This happened right after my best friend was diagnosed with cancer, so I was sort of doing it in her honor. Such a shame!!!!!

cc on

yeah one day in rehab… that will do a person a lot of good… she not even trying or willing to help herself. I feel sorry for her kids

kel on

Programs that make wigs and hair pieces for people that have lost thier hair due to illness are fantastic programs.
However, hair cannot be chemically treated.
After seeing the constant photos of Britney’s ever changing locks, it hair was probably fried to a crisp.
Also, the people auctioning off her hair…NO mention of donating that money to charity. No, they have to have their 15 minutes of fame and of course profit off of it.
What is wrong with people today?

lorrie on

Maybe she just wanted a short haircut for the spring/summer.
Seriously, I have thought of shaving me head once and I’m not disturbed. Depending on the person, you can look beautiful a la Natalie Portman or Sinead. Britney is not as pretty as them though so it looks a little off, but whatever.
She should show it off and not wear the wig or what was the point?

Sam on

I don’t think no one here has the right to judge Britney, we don’t know yet what it going on with her, who knows what kind of mental illness she has?? All of this is her parents’s fault!! If they didn’t worry about her from the beginning is not her fault, if I would be Britney’s mom I wouldn’t even go out cuz I wouldn’t have a place where to hide my face from shame. Or maybe is not her fault either, maybe is her manager’s(if she still has one). How many stars have fall appart because of doing everything their managers teel them to, like doing drugs, and that’ just an example.
She is not herself right now, do you really think she is awared of what one day of rehab means?? of what it is to leave your kids home alone with the nanny every single night?? that your youngest kid may not even know you?? shave your head?? not at all!!
She’s in a very hard time and we should all support her intead of being so sadical by making fun of all the trouble she’s passing through right know or simply enjoy gossiping about her…
By the way, modesty apart, I’m 13 years old and I seam to be a little bit more mature about this situation than most of the people that has commented here.

Nighthag on

Georgie: You must not be a mom. If you where, you’d understand what people are complaining about. Babies wake up many times during the night. I prefer to be there for my two when they do wake up. Babies and kids take comfort knowing that mommy or daddy will be there for them. Sure, I do need a break too. Every once in a while is good but not every night. A nanny will never replace a special bond between a child and a mother. And no, I don’t want to be out clubbing everynight. I prefer to stay home and get my sleep so I can get up early to take care of my two with a mind and body that is fully awake. Not with a hangover and reaking of booze. If she wasn’t prepared to do this, then she should not of had them. Just a mothers prespective.

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