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Where to Send Hair Donations

By Edited Dec 14, 2015 3 5

If you have long, flowing locks, but are looking to get them cut off, you may be interested in knowing where to send hair donations. There are many charitable organizations that will accept those locks and use them to make wigs, often for cancer patients. Rather than simply letting the barber or cosmetologist sweep up your locks and throw them in the trash can, you may want to give them to an organization that can put them to good use. Here's where to send hair donations.

Wigs for Kids: This one of the many places to consider when you look at where to send hair donations. Unlike many other non-profit organizations, this one does not charge for any of the wigs they give to kids with cancer or other illnesses. The braid or ponytail must be at least twelve inches long and not chemically damaged. In addition, it must be clean and dry to be acceptable. If curly, it will meet guidelines if it can be straightened to twelve inches in length.

Pantene beautiful lengths: This is a great place to start when looking at where to send hair donations. Started in 2006, this organization gives wigs to women that have lost their locks from cancer treatment. To meet the guidelines, it must be sent in the form of a ponytail or braid. In addition, it must be at least eight inches long and not bleached or chemically damaged. When looking at where to send hair donations to those in need, this is one of the places to consider.

Little Princesses: Those in the UK may wish to look at this organization when deciding where to send hair donations. This company provides wigs for kids that are going through cancer treatment.

Locks of Love: This company provides free or greatly reduced price wigs to kids under 18. This is just one of the places where you can send hair donations. The organization will accept your locks, but there are some guidelines you must adhere to. First, the locks must be at least ten inches long. If curly, they will accept them if they are 10 inches when straightened. It must be clean and not chemically damaged. In addition, it must be sent in the form of a braid or ponytail. When looking at where to send hair donations, locks of love sounds good. Before you decide to use this company, I would highly recommend doing some research, since the company has come under fire in more recent years.

Tax deduction?

Since this is considered a body part, it cannot be used as a tax deduction. Still, with virtually no effort, you can help out others in need. Now that you know where to send hair donations, maybe you should give your barber a call.

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Feb 22, 2010 8:14am
I have often wondered about the organizations that accept hair for wigs and such really great info here.
Apr 7, 2010 6:07am
This was an interesting article and lots of good information!
Jul 10, 2010 10:27am
Wow...and, I thought 'locks of love' was really the only non-profit out there that you could send hair to....interesting, indeed....
Oct 8, 2010 3:07pm
This is such an important article. So many people, even some of my friends, have no idea organizations exist where they can send hair donations. This is such a worthy cause; thank you for sharing this information.
Aug 13, 2011 12:36pm
This is a really cool way to go about being charitable. We do not all have money to put aside for charities, with many of us currently living off "table scraps" in terms of our week to week paychecks. It is great to have a nice detailed list like this, though, which shows us quite a few charities willing to take, of all things, hair. It is a sad and unfortunate world that we live in, in which many people actually need hair; but it is great that people can get their cut off and recycled by others in need.

I myself have long hair, and though I don't intend to cut it any time soon; I will keep this page bookmarked to check out down the road!
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