Shailene Woodley Cuts and Donates HairBy: Lindsay McCane - August 18, 2013
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” star, Shailene Woodley, has cut off her long brunette hair and has gone blonde for her upcoming role in “The Fault in Our Stars”.
21-year-old, Woodley made the choice to cut off her beautiful locks and decided to donate them to Children With Hair Loss, an organization that donates wigs to children who have experienced hair loss due to cancer, burns, and other conditions.
Regina Villemure founded the organization in 2000 after her niece was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was three. After witnessing the trauma that comes along with children losing their hair she started the organization with a mission to “Cover Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts”. The organization has helped thousands of children at no cost to their families.
Woodley shared the experience with her fans via twitter. She posted pictures throughout the whole process including the scissors, her hair “nubbins”, and finally one revealing her new cute look!
“Not only do i have the opportunity to externally shift my current establishment of self, but i have the blessed gift of donating my long locks to a wonderful organization who will then create a wig for someone in need. WHAT AN HONOR,” Woodley wrote on her Tumblr page.
Children With Hair Loss excepts donations that are at least 8 inches long. If you decide to donate, share using the hashtags #hairforhazel and #itgrowsback.