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Where to Donate Hair for Wigs
Locks of Love
- Locks of Love makes quality wigs for children ages 18 and younger who suffer from cancer or alopecia, among other conditions. A donation requires 10 inches of clean hair in a braid or ponytail. Hair can be any texture or color, even permed or dyed. Many hair salons will cut your hair for no charge and send in the donation to Locks of Love for you. If you're doing it on your own, simply print out a donation form from the organization's website (see resource link), and enclose it and the hair donation in an envelope to mail to the Florida headquarters.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
- The Pantene Beautiful Lengths program creates wigs for women cancer victims. The Pantene hair care company asks for donations of at least 8 inches of clean, dry hair that hasn't been chemically treated. Place the cut ponytail into a plastic bag and mail it to the Wisconsin address listed on the Pantene Beautiful Lengths website (see resource link).
Wigs for Kids
- Children who lose their hair to cancer, burns or other health conditions can turn to Wigs for Kids. This nonprofit group accepts donations of at least 12 inches of braided or ponytailed hair that hasn't been chemically processed. Hair must be banded together every 2 inches to protect it against rough mail travel. Put the hair in a plastic bag and send in a padded envelope to the Wigs for Kids address in Ohio (see resource link).