Saturday, August 1, 2009

Locks of Love Got All of My Hair!!!

So I decided about 18 months ago or so that I wanted to grow out my hair to donate it to Locks of Love. The last 18 months were a test of endurance, commitment, and self-control...just kidding, it really wasn't a big deal. Hair grows, you cut it and then it grows again!

This was the last time a pair of scissors touched my head. The date was June 30th, 2008.

View from the front.

View from the back.

They had to put all of my hair into little pony tails to make sure there was enough length.

This is when Mandi started to get nervous.

Then it was time to shave off the pony tails!

I wanted to leave a little so I could have a mullet. Mandi said that would be fine if I enjoyed the single life :)

We managed to keep a little bit of hair, but if you look closely, it looks like somebody hit a sand shot from the top of my head and left a divot.

And there it is! 12 inches of hair to Locks of Love!!!

Even though all of my hair was gone, it still felt like I had my strength. Take that Samson!

18 people had something to say...:

Jason Addink said...

I was going to tell you to got cut you hair you hippie!

Donate you hair to a good cause, and look like a normal human again.

Good work!

Natalia Ritchie said...

I love the new hair cut!! I love short more on men usually. (not that you didn't pull it off!!)
Love the charity aspect!! woohoo!!

Denise said...

HOT!!! Mandi is very lucky!! I love it!! Definitely fits you!!

casey jones said...

Is this self-less act saturday? lol
Looks great bro!!

P.S. ^^^^I think someone likes you^^^

NoExcuses said...

OMG you look fantastic!!!!

Good job!

Katelyn said...

That's great! I lopped off 14 inches of hair once to donate to locks of love and then, get this, lost my hair. I found it a year later but they couldn't take it because it was so dried out.

Chrissy said...

Ronnie,

My daughter and I grow our hair aand cut it to donate to Locks! I've had to stop my hair hasn't been to healthy lately with my lack of vitamins but Kate...she is a hair growin' machine! HA! I like to new 'do!!

Kellee said...

How wonderful!!
You look nice and M looks pretty as always!!

I always donate my hair 2 didnt it make you feel so good?!

Tabitha said...

Does anyone know if locks of love make patients pay for wigs? I heard that recently after myself having already donated once..

Karla said...

Dear sweet Ronnie,,
You have a heart of gold....You would look handsome with or without hair...You always find something to help someone else,,Locks of Love is a great place for people to donate...You just take care of everyone...
God Bless You my little precious young man,,,,Karla

Anonymous said...

You look very hot and it suits you.

Jessica said...

How very cool! I wish more guys would do this, esp. since you can play the "it's just hair" card a lot easier than we ladies can, and can literally grow it out 13 inches, buzz it, and be done! Super cool, and it looks GREAT shorter! (although I'm more of a clean-cut fan in general, myself). Cheers!

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Hey Tabitha- This is from the Locks of Love website in regards to wether the children pay for the wigs or not

"We provide hairpieces and repairs free of charge or on a sliding scale based on the financial need of those responsible for the children."

Ronnie

Tabitha said...

thanks for clarifying ronnie. appreciate your research.

Jess said...

AWESOME!!!!! I'm planning on doing the same thing. Recently had my SIL measure my hair length, but I don't have quite enough to chop off yet...we'll see. That's so great to do! I love Mandi's comment about the mullet!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey! I emailed you but I don't know if you got it so I figured I would comment on here. First of all my daughter has chopped her hair off twice and donated it to locks of love. I wish my hair grew like hers. My bday is 2/1/80 and have CF. I was diagnosed at 5 months. I think we were seperated at birth...lol, just kidding! I have a caringbridge page that I update about my health if you wanna check it out www.caringbridge.org/visit/65rosescf

Thanks, Shannon!!!

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Hey Shannon-

I replied to your email July 29th around 6:39pm. I just forwarded it to you again just in case. I checked out your caring bridge blog. Very cool. Ever thought about joining us over here on blogger?

Ronnie

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Ronnie! Lookin' good!

-Lindsey