New soldier got his first haircut in 15 years so he could join the Army, then donates it to Locks of Love
People that grow their hair out for long periods of time often get attached, very attached actually. So you can imagine the anxiety someone might feel going in for their first haircut in 15 years. But what better excuse to get your hair cut, then join the Army to serve our beautiful country?
This overdue haircut was worth it to be able to serve. A 23-year-old, Reynaldo Arroyo, had been growing his hair out for 15 years, but last Thursday he decided to have the big chop so he could enlist in the Army.
In a video posted to the Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion’s Facebook, Arroyo said he was just “really excited” to be enlisting in the Army, in addition to having his hair put to a better use.
Arroyo will be donating the hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that takes hair donations and makes wigs for children experiencing hair loss from cancer treatments or alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that leads to sudden hair loss. “Hopefully some little girl’s gonna get it,” he said.
Arroyo has enlisted as an infantryman.
The Army has strict hair standards, which they require all soldiers to follow. For men, hair must have a “tapered appearance,” where the “outline of the soldier’s hair conforms to the shape of the head,” and curves inward at the base of the neck. Basically, it has to be short — not falling over soldiers’ ears or eyebrows, or touching the collar.
Source Fox News