Thinking of Pulling a Britney? Donate your hair!

02/20/2007 at 03:21 PM ET

Are you looking to embrace your inner Britney Spears — and shave your head? Instead of selling your hair (the salon where Britney went razor-happy is auctioning off her tresses), what about donating your ‘do? Britney’s ex Kevin Federline reportedly donated his hair to Locks of Love when he went from a shoulder-length coif to a buzz cut. That charity provides free hairpieces and wigs to children who have lost their hair due to illness. It’s pretty easy to do — take it from someone who knows. Three weeks ago, I made my own donation. I just filled out a form online and mailed in my cut-off hair (which took only a year and a half to grow — the charity needs a minimum of 10 inches). Best of all, you don’t need to go for a full-on chrome dome like Britney; a nice short bob will do. — Cara Shultz

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poor britney on

BRITNEY IS WEARING A WIG BECAUSE SHE IS REMORSEFUL!!! I’m sure she is ashamed now of what she has done, even though she was sick of her hair being overtreated, but come on it didn’t look that bad. She did it for a cry of help, and in an extreme way. It was an act of self-destructiveness. SHE NEEDS HELP! I think she shaved her head to symbolize how she feels in her life. She will have an interview with Matt Lauer in about 6 months and then she will tell us all about why she shouldn’t have done it, she was depressed, etc… And hopefully her life will be better by then. And for a WOMAN, her hair is her crowning glory, and shaving it off is an ugly, self-destructive thing to do.

Jennifer Sanchez on

She needs to go to a nut house already i feel bad for her kids

georgie on

Alice, a lot of mums leave their children with other people every day. it’s called a créche. here in weird old europe it’s actually quite normal. when women work someone has to look after the children. i don’t see anything wrong with that as long as you reserve some quality time for your children. as for britney, who knows exactly what she does? all we see is some distorted picture painted by the press. or do you have her daily schedule? nope. neither do i.

Beth on

You know what you do the first day you are in rehab? You unpack your stuff and meet everyone. I doubt she got any treatment at all. And I’m pretty sure the girl needs it. I understand not wanting to stay there if the media is constantly swarming, so guess what? Go out of the country, do what you need to do in order to get better. If not to help salvage your career, but to be normal, loving, and supposrtive of your boys.

Lyndsi on

I think it was a good cause but i wouldn’t have shaved my head for it!

Dixie Marie on

I say two thumbs up to Charla, Wildflower and Jessie. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I do feel for Britney. How lonely to be at the top.

Alice on

Nobody is talking about having someone watch her kids while she works, in fact you weren’t even talking about that. Of course someone is going to watch her kids when she works. It doesn’t mean she should have someone watch her kids every night so she can go party. What kind of mother does that? A bad one. And do you think she is up to taking care of them the next day when she is hung over? Probably not. You obviously must be very young if you don’t understand any of this.

georgie on

yeah, right. i’m 30. i have kids too. you’re not a bad mother if you’re not there all the time – night or day. and you don’t have to be hung over when you’ve had a party either. not everyone gets drunk. and a nanny CAN have a special bond with a child (i used to be a nanny). this “mother is best”-myth is just so outdated. so where does daddy come into the equation then? is daddy worth less? can daddy not take care of children as well as mommy can? yikes. talk about emancipation here.

Meg on

I think Britney is going through a rough time and needs prayer but im proud of her for donating for a good cause. shes a good person shes just having a rough time. im praying for you britany

enigma on

Hey Elda! Thanks for your compliment!

Hey Charla! You are very right about Britney Spears being a manufactured and turned into a commerical product.

I can fully understand why people really “feel” for Britney but somehow I think to myself, well, Britney has made these choices to be where she is in her life right now and made the same choice when she started being in this nasty industry of the rich and famous! Britney has risen to impossible heights and standards with a ton of help. A lot of this has to do with her family and agent. They took one look at the young Britney and told themselves we’re gonna make lot’s n’ lot’s of $$$$$$$ from the music industry, GREED was put before Britney’s well being. And then, we the public, are force feed this stuff that is so called “music and talent”. When really it’s all a matter of the industry whispering to itself……. “Let’s see what we can get away with while we’re making tons o’dough!”

Remember, Britney choose to be in this from the beginning and now, so there is where I cannot find myself feeling sorry for her. Everyone has the CHOICE and the POWER to change for the better whenever they want it! I hope Britney holds on strong to her choice of giving rehab a good hard try…….fixing oneself at oneself own choice is hard so, I must commend Britney for attempting in taking the right steps to a better more calm life! She needs to chill like white wine for a long time!!! Regain focus and adjust her attitude towards life….because life is good!

No offense anyone!!


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