After reading and posting T. Kimberlyn’s Spotlight, I got that ‘twilight zone’ feeling when the below email popped into my inbox. I had never thought about Locks of Love for Afro Textured Hair until now. Hopefully some of you (and T. Kimberlyn) can shed some light on it!

Hi Nikki and Wes,

Hope you’re doing well! I have a question that I was hoping you could post to the CN and HBS community. The more exposure, the better as I don’t know if many kinky-curlies have done this. I have been wanting to donate my hair to Locs of Love or some similar organization for a while now, and I finally think that I have enough length to be able to do it. So I wanted to know,

(1) Have any other afro-textured kinky-curlies out there done this before? If so, what organization did you go through?

(2) Do you know for sure that your hair was utilized? I ask this because I don’t want to cut my hair for no good reason, and when I see the type of hair that is being donated on the websites, it is usually straight or more loosely curly/wavy. I have a nice tight curl pattern (lots of 4a and some 3c).

(3) For those who have done it, please offer any advice you may have.
Guess that was more than one question… =0)
Thanks a bunch ladies!