FOLLOWING on from the charity hair-cutting recently by Baltimore girl Saoirse Rose, a Mercy Heights student has also cut her locks for the same great cause.
Sadbh Perry has had 14 inches of hair cut off to raise money for hair loss charity Rapunzel.
Sadbh, a 15-year-old school student at Mercy Heights School has been growing her hair for months so that she could have it cut at Hair Heaven in Skibbereen to donate to the charity that works to improve the lives of those living with alopecia.
Sadbh, from Castletownshend, said: ‘Self-esteem is really important for young women. My hair will grow back, but for girls living with hair loss they might never have their own hair again.’
Most of us take natural, beautiful hair for granted, but for people who wear wigs
Rapunzel Foundation’s Ponytail campaign uses hair to make ‘Freedom Wigs’ which are then donated to people who need them. Freedom Hair uses 100% unprocessed virgin hair which is vastly different from other wigs because the hair can be treated and styled – just like ordinary hair.
A custom-made silicone suction scalp ensures the hair will not fall off so that the wearer can then participate in activities without worrying about their alopecia.
It takes 10-15 ponytails to make each Freedom Wig, so every donation is greatly appreciated.
Hair Heaven is one of the designated hairdressers in Skibbereen for the Rapunzel Foundation and kindly style your hair for free when you donate a ponytail.
Call Hair Heaven, Skibbereen, on 028-23623.