Thinking about donating hair to an organization like Locks of Love, Pantene Beautiful Lengths or Children with Hairloss? I donated 13 inches of my hair to Beautiful Lengths, and I think it’s a great experience to donate your hair. I recently found out about Children with Hair Loss, and their focus is to help “Cover Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts.” And their hair donation guidelines are a little bit more flexible as far as treated hair or hair color. Here are the details on how to donate your hair to Children with Hair Loss:
Make a Hair Donation
Hair donations are delivered free of charge to children of all ages who are in need of wigs due to an illness and/or treatment.
- Hair should be at least 8 inches in length or longer is preferred.
- Hair must be clean pony-tailed and braided (this keeps the hair in one direction).
- Place rubberband or pony tail holder on each end.
- Non-chemically treated hair is preferred (but any hair in good condition will be accepted).
- Gray hair is accepted.
- Donors are given a certificate in appreciation for their kindness.
- Print hair donation form.
- Place donation form and hair in zip loc bag and mail to Children with Hairloss
My friend Ozma donated her hair to Children with Hairloss to help young children with cancer, and also model that you can be bald and beautiful and still be like a Disney Princess. Ozma shared her before and after pictures of cutting her long hair into a buzz hair cut with the help and inspiration of her four year old daughter. Read Ozma’s story here and find out what message she wants to send her daughter about beauty.
Speak your mind
Have you or your child donated hair to a cause before? Share you experience and which organization you donated to in the comments below.