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Shailene Woodley chops off hair for charity

Shailene Woodley has chopped off her long locks and donated them to charity.

The Descendants star had the drastic cut on Saturday (17Aug13) as she prepares for her role in upcoming drama The Fault in Our Stars, in which she will play a teenager fighting cancer.

Woodley took to her Twitter.com page to document her makeover, posting a photo of her new look and tweeting, "Work in progress... but luckily, it grows back!"

She also wrote about the experience in a post on her Tumblr blog, encouraging fans to follow in her footsteps by donating their tresses to Children with Hair Loss, an organization which provides human hair replacements to kids with various medical conditions.

Woodley adds, "I know what it feels like to have wind blow through my wavy locks, and I am over-the-top grateful I get to share that gift with another. If you are in a place of absolutely loving your lengthy dreds (sic), then go you and keep on growin' it out! On the other hand, if you are in the position to cut off 8 inches of your hair, then I strongly urge you to do it. There are so many human beings out there who would LOVE the opportunity to possess long hair, but simply can not because of their current situation... Let's share!"

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