Sunday, June 26, 2011

donating hair

Quite some time ago I donated my hair to be made into a wig for cancer patients.  My hair had gotten quite long and I really wanted to cut it but realized if I hung in there just a bit longer it would be enough to donate.  It was a very simple process of simply having the hairdresser make sure it was cut with an acceptable length to donate.  (Donated hair must be a minimum of 8 inches long - measure hair from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends).  The hair was held together with an elastic at each end and placed in a ziploc bag and mailed in.  Creating a real-hair wig requires at least six ponytails to make so every bit helps.   It was no trouble at all and yet something that will help someone else.

As the hot days of summer come along, consider resisting the urge to chop your hair off and see if you can let it grow long enough to donate.   

What kind of causes do you support?

1 comment:

  1. How does it work? How do you know you're donating your hair to something useful like cancer patients and not just given to someone that will then sell it for their own profit?