AN alopecia sufferer advised to shave her hair off to improve her chances of growing it back will donate her locks to charity.
Kate Childs, of Connah’s Quay, went under the clippers at a local salon yesterday.
The 28-year-old suffers from mild alopecia, meaning some of her hair falls out.
Health practitioners said shaving her head would help her hair grow back in the future.
And rather than letting her locks go to waste, Kate will give her hair to the Little Princess Trust charity, which make wigs out of real hair for children and young people who have suffered hair loss due to cancer therapy and other diseases.
“Doctors advised me to shave my hair to help it grow back better and I thought shaving it off and donating it for wigs was better than just chucking it,” said Kate.
The shave took place in the Racing Cutz barber shop at the Red Hall Precinct in Connah’s Quay yesterday.
Kate also has raised more than £200 for Little Princess Trust.
Kate’s friend Clair Crimes, who owns Racing Cutz barbers, also went under the clippers as a show of solidarity.
Both women went for a grade eight cut, before deciding that they wanted to have more hair cut, and finsihed with a close-cropped grade three.
Clair also raised £120 for the charity.
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