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Dreadlocks: Beautiful and Spiritual or Hideous and Unsanitary?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

Let's be honest, many people view dreadlocks as "dreadful". I sincerely hope that change is on the horizon. Niyya Tenee, the founder of Locs Revolution, is on a mission to uplift the image of locked hair and as part of that mission she is promoting Loc Appreciation Day on June 28, 2014.

CEO Promises To Donate $5,000 For Each Employee Who Shaves Their Head. A Lot Of People Do It

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.06.2014 | Good News

It all started with a dare. Rob Hale, CEO of Granite Telecommunications, told one of his employees that if he shaved his beard, the company would g...

10 Donations You Haven't Ever Considered

Dylan Nord | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Dylan Nord

You've given your time, your money, and your old clothes, but what about one of these 10 unusual donations you may not have considered. 1. Ai...

Locks Of Love Has $6 Million In Hair Donations That's Unaccounted For: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact

A charity that provides wigs to underprivileged children is being pressed by a nonprofit watchdog to account for $6 million in "lost locks." Locks...

'What My Hair Cut Made Me Realize About Myself'

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By NicoleG, Woburn, MA As I sat in the passenger seat of my mother's car, stroki...

WATCH: Shaun White Cuts Hair For Charity!

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact

He looked more nervous than if he were standing at the edge of a superpipe, but that didn’t stop Shaun White from taking a serious risk for a good c...

Shaun White's Signature Hair Is Gone

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2012 | Celebrity

Aside from the fierce snowboarding skills seen in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, Shaun White is perhaps best known for his signature bushel of lon...

Teen Suspended For Ridiculously Unfair Reason

AP | Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

Update 10/26/2012: The Huffington Post has learned that Zachary Aufderheide served three days of in-school suspension and growing out his hair for cha...

California Inmates Cut Their Hair For Charity

Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact

When a dozen female inmates each filed into their respective barbers’ chair, they continued a 15-year tradition of doing good. The 12 women from...

Got Hair?

Carrie White | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Carrie White

I get a thrill each time I can mail a ponytail to Locks of Love. And so do my clients -- from rocker guys to mothers, to children, who happily give of their hair for other children.

Lots and Lots of Locks for Love

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

I realized what I was doing. Was I sacrificing my looks? Maybe. Changing someone's life? Sure. Was I changing my own life? Definitely -- but at the time, I had no idea.

Give Up Your Locks For First-Ever National Donate Your Hair Day

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

While getting your fresh, clean cut for spring, don't let your severed strands simply fall to the floor. The first-ever National Donate Your Hair ...

WATCH: 33 Students And Staff Chop Hair At Same Time, Donate To Cancer Patients

Posted 03.07.2012 | Impact

After beating breast cancer, Liz Hewitt wanted to make a statement. A staff member at Convent of the Visitation school in Mendota Heights, Minn., ...

Cancer Survivor Suspended For Growing Hair For Locks Of Love

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

After learning a family friend's sister had been diagnosed with cancer, 17-year-old leukemia survivor J.T. Gaskins decided to grow out his hair for Lo...

WATCH: Man Donates Mullet To Kids Who Lost Their Hair

Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact

Cory Berry knew he would get stares while growing out his mullet. So, when he caught someone giving him a curious look, he handed over a card explaini...

What Is Victory? The Story of Breast Cancer and the NYC Marathon

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The story of my niece, Sasha Rau, now 39 years old, running the 26.2 mile New York City Marathon in four hours, 25 minutes, and 58 seconds, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer is such a triumph and inspirational story for all of us.

Inmates Donate 33 Feet Of Hair To Locks Of Love

Merced Sun-Star | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact

More than 25 inmates reported to the Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) Vocational Cosmetology classroom to participate in the Locks of Love campaig...

Shear Charity: Man Donates Hair After Going 27 Years Without Cut

MSNBC | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man who has been growing his hair for 27 years had it hacked off for a good cause Thursday morning. He's donating his ponyta...

9-Year-Old Dedicates Self To Helping Kids, Seniors, Cancer Patients

TONIC | Jennifer Gilbert | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact

In May, nine-year-old Sophie Foster wrote Tonic.com a letter about donating her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides wigs to children ...

7 Ways To Sport A Socially Conscious Summer Look

Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact

Is it summer yet? In our anticipation of rising temperatures, this time of year often prompts in us the urge to splurge on sandals, slather on sunscre...

The Hair-Raising Truth: Up To 80% Locks Of Love Donations Thrown Away, Sold

The New York Times | Elizabeth Hayt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

But although charities have been highly effective at stirring the passions of donors, they have been less successful at finding a use for the mountain...