Girl Cuts Hair to Buy House

There are certain drawbacks to having a five-foot-long mane of hair. Twelve-year-old Natasha Moraes de Andrade of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was proud of her hair, but it took hours to wash and comb it. Her family couldn't turn on fans for fear of getting it caught. And riding a bicycle was out of the question. Still, getting her hair cut was a difficult decision.
'I cried at first when I was at the hairdressers to get it cut,' she says.

'I was afraid I wouldn't like it, and I was also scared I might not get the money I wanted for it.

'Getting it cut has given me a new life. I used to be afraid every time I went out that someone would grab my hair or try to cut it off, but now I can do a lot of things which I couldn't do before.

'Now I'm having cycling lessons, and I've got my freedom back. I much prefer it. I want to learn English and Spanish, and I've been able to go to the beach and swim without being afraid of getting my hair wet.'

But the best part is the $5,000 she earned by selling her hair, which will enable her family to build a much-needed new home. Link

(Image credit: Daniela Dacorso/Barcroft)

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My step-daughter had amazing thick, naturally red hair that grew almost to her knees. She usually braided it so she could do things, but one day she dipped it into a porta-potty. That was when she decided to cut it short & donate the 36" of natural hair to cancer patients.
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