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Old 03-01-2012, 02:05 PM
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I am a mother of 14 year old son, who has very long curly hair (past his butt) and loves it. He plans to go for a summer boot camp, but we do not know if there are induction haircuts (you know, buzzing to 3mm). He is very sad and scared about it, but he told me he could go for short hair once in whole life, but only once. Wh at should I do? SHould I give him a buzzcut before he goes if it is required? Should he go for it, if he had to remove his lovely hair or stay? I think it would be very scary for him to loose his very long hair, loved by him so much.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:25 PM
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Call the camp and ask. If they require a buzzcut, go to a local salon beforehand and at least let them cut it for Locks of Love (they provide wigs to children undergoing cancer treatment).
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:20 AM
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I think it would be safer for him to have short hair if they are rough housing around and really training them to climb etc. Why not talk about donating his hair to "locks of love" for kids with cancer? He may end up liking the short hair in the end, and if not, it will grow back.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:55 AM
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I would just call the camp and ask them if they cut hair.... It doesn't sound like your son is going to some sort of troubled teens camp, so I wouldn't think that they would cut his hair (?)

I'm a former Marine myself - I had quite long hair when I was on active duty and if he does keep his hair he might want to make sure he has some way to bind it up and keep it out of the way while he's there.

If he does get it cut - I'd recommend Pantene program over Locks of Love. They seem to have a better track record, IMO
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:26 AM
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Like others said, but do not use Locks of Love. They mislead folks into believing their wigs go to children with cancer when they more often go to kids with alopecia (still a good cause, but not what people think they're giving to) and they've had some fishy financials, producing very few wigs and yet taking in a huge amount of money, supposedly to cover production costs.

I also recommend the Pantene program. It has a better reputation and goes to women and children with cancer.

He can always grow it back if he wants. I rather dislike folks with long hair who are bizarrely attached to it and have never tried short hair. If a person is so in love with their hair that they have nightmares about cutting it or cry if it's cut above chest level, then I think they need to reevaluate their priorities.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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If having long hair is more important then dont send him.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Location: in your dreams
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Originally Posted by mollyhollyfan View Post
I am a mother of 14 year old son, who has very long curly hair (past his butt).

Wow, will this be his first haircut or something?!
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