anyone seriously considering making the chop? maybe just trim some of the weight off? or do you have an old, already cut set kicking around that you're willing to part with? this site doesn't make mention of dreads specifically, but they're taking donations of hair to help soak up oil down at the gulf, and I'm sure knotted hair counts too: http://www.matteroftrust.org/
. I'm planning on cropping all of my brushable hair soon (which, in case you don't remember me, is currently very long on one side
) and I thought this idea might appeal to some dreadheads out there as well.
for proof that it works and other ways to help out (if you're not quite ready to rock a pixie cut), click here
I'm going to post again soon with some recent photos of my self and my three concealed (soon to be revealed!) dreads, but for now I just wanted to send this along.
ETA: damn, as a few of the commenters have pointed out, BP is apparently refusing to accept the hair booms and people are being asked to stop sending donations. I'm disappointed, of course, but I guess your best bet is to donate detergent or other needed materials instead of your hair trimmings.