MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis woman says she has gone for more than 30 years without a haircut. But that amazing record came to end so she could donate her hair to make wigs for people who are losing their own hair during cancer treatments.

“After my sister had breast cancer, I was going to cut off my hair and donate it to Locks of Love so they could make a wig, but Locks of Love doesn’t take highlighted hair,” said Jools Brandt.

Brandt found a place in the United Kingdom that takes highlighted hair called Princess Trust.

“I decided I was going to donate my hair and it’s gonna take me not quite so long to wash it anymore,” she said. “Oh, it’s gonna be so weird.”

One of the reasons Brandt had her milestone haircut on Thursday is that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and she hopes others will consider a hair donation.

Comments (5)
  1. Angie says:

    I was expecting hair down to her ankles. My aunt gets her hair trimmed all the time and hers is down to her knees. This can’t possibly be 30 years worth of hair growth. None the less, it went to a good cause so good for her.

  2. NC says:

    no kidding, i was expecting crazy amounts of hair. i guess if she literally didn’t get it cut, like not even getting it trimmed, then it was probably breaking off faster than it was growing.

  3. Fact of the day says:

    hair folicals are coded to stop growing after a certain length is reached.

    which is why you dont see guys looking like bigfoot from arm and leg hair

  4. HairyMcHairy says:

    dude my hair is that long in 6 months…30 years….debatable.

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