Female Texas Jail Inmates Donate Hair For Kids With Cancer

SAN ANTONIO (October 23, 2012)--Female inmates in the Bexar County Jail in San Antonio are donating their hair to ease some of the emotional anguish of children who are being treated for cancer.

For a second year in a row, women in the jail had their ponytails and braids cut for use in wigs to be made for children who lose their hair to chemotherapy or illness

KENS-TV of San Antonio reports that 43 women donated their hair Monday for the Locks for Love project this year.

No men participated.

A ponytail had to be at least 10 inches long to be donated.

Once cut, the hair is treated and woven into a hairpiece.

Six to 10 ponytails are needed for a full hairpiece.

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