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Rock out like a princess and donate your hair to children

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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
This this is just one way you can help kids with children in need of hair due to treatment. Another way is helping our friend Carmen and young children affected by Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Hawaii, get access to the medication they need.

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.

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4 Responses to Rock out like a princess and donate your hair to children

  1. Valerie Kingman April 2, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    I’ve donated twice to Locks of Love and plan on donating to Wigs for Kids in the next few months! I love it, it makes me so happy to think about the sweet child who will receive it (along with other’s donations) 😀
    It’s something I’m easily able to do, especially if I don’t have money to donate.

  2. Jadah Sellner April 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    I need to check out Wigs for Kids. Valerie, I love that you mention donating hair as an alternative to donation money.

  3. Marieke Beeler April 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    Oh my goodness! This past Saturday I got my hair cut. Earlier last week a friend of mine asked if I was going to donate it, but I didn’t think it was long enough. Turns out that it was 8.5″, just too short for Locks of Love. I didn’t know about the organization you mentioned here Jadah, so I told my stylist to go ahead and cut off the extra inch-and-a-half. Why not? It grows back so fast anyways. I was soo happy to do it as it was one of those “on my wish list to-do” kinda things. I am donating in honor of my friend Melanie, who, after surgery and chemo, just finished her last radiation treatment.

  4. Don Rickerd April 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Aloha .. I’m 62 male and would like to donate 8 or more inches of my very thick hair . I live on Maui and would love for somebody in Hawaii to get my hair. Please call or email with all of the info .
    Aloha Don Rickerd
    760-831-2580

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