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ask: Donating Hair: Locks of Love vs. Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths

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For so long I have been frustrated with the inability to grow my hair out. About 6 months ago I came across Pantene Pro-V's new product, Beautiful Lengths lengthening shampoo and conditioner. I figured it probably would not work but I have liked their products in the past so I bought it anyway. About 4 months after using the shampoo and conditioner my hair began to grow like a weed! Now, 6 months later my hair is 2 feet and some odd inches long.

I would love to donate my hair soon, but I am having trouble deciding between the Locks of Love and Pantene's Beautiful Length's program. I was wondering if anyone can give me some insight or advice on which to choose and why.

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EmpowHER Guest

I don't know much about Pantene's Beautiful Length's program but have heard a lot of negatives about locks of love , main one for me was that they do not give away their wigs for free some might be at discounted cost but not free. I will never give there I like the pink hearts so far has been best but I don't know have not looked in to to many others I have heard wigs for kids was good also

March 29, 2015 - 7:18am
EmpowHER Guest

I have donated to locks of love 4 times in the past 12 years and wanted to try some place different this time . I've used pantene 15 years, my hair grows 6 in.+ a year , BL will get my hair this time, thank you for a wonderful shampoo and conditioner

March 21, 2015 - 9:37am
EmpowHER Guest

this is older but it keeps coming around

March 8, 2015 - 1:24pm
EmpowHER Guest

I recently read an article about LOL only giving wigs to children with alopecia, not hairloss from cancer. All these years I have been deceived. This time I am donating to PL and feel so much better knowing it will be going to a cancer patient.

March 5, 2015 - 9:44am
EmpowHER Guest

I was looking into LOL and BL and decided to go with BL and felt it was a good choice. LOL charges for their wigs and I found an article by Forbes which steered me away from LOL...

February 24, 2015 - 1:11pm
EmpowHER Guest

I had cancer and was very blessed to keep my hair! I donated 8 inches to Pantene to celebrate my 1 year cancer free! It was a shocker, but it was worth it! If you can give to anyone in need, its a huge blessing to others that don't have hair! My 10 year old is donating her 12 inches today....being a cancer patient. I know how important hair is!

February 17, 2015 - 11:28am
EmpowHER Guest

I'll never donate to locks of love. They denied a wig to our friend's dying daughter because they felt her prognosis was too dim and she would not get enough use from it. If she had it for 3 days it would have been worth it to that sweet little girl! She lived almost another year.

FYI, a bunch of people from her supporters had donated too. Locks of Love stinks!

February 16, 2015 - 7:44pm
EmpowHER Guest

Has anyone donated to Wigs for Kids? How does that compare to LoL and BL?

January 28, 2015 - 9:36pm
EmpowHER Guest

I've done 4 or 5 12-13 inch donations to LoL and gotten postcards saying thank you for all the ones I included the information sheet with. I don't have a problem with them charging on a sliding scale for the wigs or for them selling unusable hair. What I do have a problem with is them "missing" $6 million in hair donations. I don't particularly care what happens to my donation (wig, sold, used as sponge for oil cleanup) but I do care that it is accounted for in some way.

January 15, 2015 - 12:02pm
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