Here is my sweet nine year old who decided last spring to grow out her hair for locks of love. She came to the realization of "fake" hair by comparing her American Girl doll to her first 18" doll, a My Generation doll. The first doll's hair was so unmanageable and never felt nice. Her AG doll has always had such nice hair. I let her know that some children who experience a loss of hair have to have wigs made, and wouldn't it be a shame to have "fake" hair that never looked real. She made that choice that day to grow her hair out so that some other child might get a wig made out of nice real hair. Now over ten months later this is what we did tonight.