Donate Hair to an Organization You Can Trust
There are many reasons that children and adults lose their hair and unfortunately, there is oftentimes not a magic treatment. Many people chose to wear a wig or head cover, but these can oftentimes be expensive. Not all states and countries cover the cost of a hair replacement. This is where organizations that specialize in creating wigs from donated hair come in. They provide wigs at a low-cost or free of charge to people who qualify.
Choosing the Organization You Trust
If you or someone you know is considering donating hair or making a monetary donation, there are many things you may want to know when choosing where to donate. The criteria for donated hair can vary widely, fraud is all too common, and many organizations use the majority of donated hair for purposes other than helping those in need.
The three organizations below recommended have a strong reputation over many years. They appear to direct as much of the funds and hair donations as possible to free hair. We are confident in recommending that you donate hair to them.
Wigs for Kids
Wigs for Kids comes recommended by the American Cancer Society and donates over 125 hairpieces per year.
Headquarters: Westlake, OH
Donation Recipients: Girls and boys who lost their hair due to a medical reason.
Phone Number: 440-333-4433
Donation Page: http://www.wigsforkids.org/donate-a-ponytail
Hair Length: 12 inches minimum
Other Requirements: Hair that is not dyed, bleached, or highlighted. Hair must be in a ponytail.
How to Cut and Donate Hair: http://www.wigsforkids.org/donate-a-ponytail
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
Pantene has donated more than 50,000 free wigs since 2006. They partner with the American Cancer Society® and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Headquarters: Grand Rapids, MN
Donation Recipients: Girls and women who lost their hair due to cancer.
Hair Length: 8 inches minimum
Other Requirements: Hair cannot be bleached, permanently colored or more than 5% gray. Hair must be in a ponytail.
All Hair Requirements: http://pantene.com/en-us/brandexperience/prepare-your-hair
How to Cut Your Hair: http://pantene.com/en-us/brandexperience/make-the-cut
These are organizations that we are simply unsure about. We are actively working to learn more about each of these organizations.
Locks of Love
Headquarters: West Palm Beach, FL
Phone Number: 888-896-1588
Donation Page: http://www.locksoflove.org/get-involved/
Children with Hair Loss
Donation Page: https://www.childrenwithhairloss.us/donate-your-hair/
Headquarters: South Rockwood, MI
Phone Number: 734-379-4400
Cuts against Cancer
Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-714-8036
Donation Page: http://www.cutsagainstcancer.org/
Headquarters: New Ross, Co Wexford
Phone Number: 051-421287
Donation Page: http://rapunzelfoundation.com/
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