At 4.30 pm in front of the hairdressing salon with the sign “Profile and Harmony”, in the town of Plonéis, near Quimper. A Wednesday isn’t quite the same as the others for Chloé, who’s 7 and a half years old. The little girl happily let go of a part of her beautiful long hair. But for good reason: Following a very simple protocol, she’ll send her mother 10 centimeters of hair collected in two blond strands of a spring cut, in a simple mailing envelope. The association called Fake hair don’t care collects them in order to create wigs intended for patients whose medical treatment is causing hair loss. As the main cancer treatments.
‘A bit like donating blood’
“A friend from Lorient told us about this approach. She is very straightforward and supportive. So we told ourselves that when Chloe decided to cut her hair, we’d just put it aside,” explains Sandra, the girl’s mother, who wasn’t really comfortable with the shade. “It’s a simple gesture that doesn’t involve much. It’s a bit like donating blood or taking part in a Boucles de l’espoir or Téléthon,” and I was a bit surprised by the great media attention.
Ten centimeters for a summer haircut
Silent on the red chair in the living room she frequents regularly, Chloe waits wisely, not looking at all serious. With the complicity of her mother, the young girl let her hair grow for several months from the perspective of this donation. Beautiful hair now reaches 50 cm. The donation protocol requires locks of at least 10 cm. So, hairstylist Emmanuelle gets in on the scissors game for seasonal moisturizers, without Khloe having to part with her long hair. “Their tip in the upper back: That’s good!” Sandra watches intently, calculating the small gains in the morning time, all the same as the gains in the detangling sessions.
Well, congratulations to Chloe. Well done and thank you. Because I faced this difficulty. nothing.
Get used to the cake
Chloe is accustomed to the elegance of the bun, which is mandatory to appear before the jury of the rhythmic gymnastics competitions in which she participates as part of her leisure time practice. At a rate of one centimeter of regrowth per month, this should be possible again at the start of the school year. So the little girl wanted to give her a little helping hand when, a few months ago, she found out about the unwanted effects of the medical treatment her best friend’s aunt had. “We simply explained the situation to her, she was the one who chose,” her mother says.
This Wednesday, at a hair salon in Blones, a client woke up, her young son’s circumcision finished. “Okay, congratulations Chloe. Well done and thank you. Because I had this difficulty. And nothing.”