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Donate Hair for Cancer

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Wig Expert There have been 7 comment(s)

Pantene Beautiful Lengths - National Donate Your Hair Day

When we heard about the first-ever nationwide call to chop off our locks for someone who has lost their hair to cancer treatments, we were happy to see the awareness reach a national level. We were ecstatic when we found out two employees from the family were willing to participate! Donating hair for wigs is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back and help those who need it the most. Participating is important to because we want to set an example by supporting the first national day designated to donate hair for wigs.

National Donate Hair Day

Pantene and Seventeen Magazine teamed up to host this first national event which will benefit the Beautiful Lengths program. For those of you who don’t know, Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society that encourages women (and men) to grow, cut and donate hair to make wigs for cancer patients. The hair donated today will be used to craft beautiful, high-quality wigs by HAIRUWEAR®. This company manufactures wigs for brands like Raquel Welch®, Gabor and Hairdo among many others.

Why Donate Hair for Wigs?

As we all know, human hair doesn't grow on trees, so the demand for human hair wigs is extremely high - donating your hair is a great way to help those women in need. We encourage all of you to make the ‘kindest cut of all’ and help make a difference. So please, think about it & donate hair!

If your hair is too short at the moment (8 inches minimum), you have a whole year to grow it! Gives Back!

Donate Hair - Carol & Karla ready

Carol & Karla getting ready for the cut!

Carol - Donate Hair

Carol is getting mentally ready for the cut!

Donate hair - Karla

Uh-oh! Is Karla having second thoughts?

Karla & Carol back

That's a lot of hair!

Christina cutting hair

Christina from wigsTV doing the honors! LOL

Christina cutting hair

Christina is camera ready! Is Karla getting cold feet?

Carol 10 inches of hair

Carol is donating over 10 inches of hair!!

Carol cutting her hair

Snip snip!

Carol after

Carol's reaction after the cut!

Karla cuts hair

Now it's Karla's turn!

Karla cut hair - after.

She did it!

Donated Hair

Shocked but happy to support this great cause!

Donate Hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths FAQ’s

How long must my hair be to donate?

The ponytail must be at least 8 inches long (no maximum length). Although some charities will accept less than 8 inches, these ponytails cannot be used effectively to make a wig.

If your hair is wavy or curly, measure it when straight.

Can I donate dyed or color treated hair?

Pantene Beautiful Lengths requires “virgin” hair, this means hair that is free of permanent color, bleach or other chemical treatments such as Japanese straightening. Since each ponytail comes from a different person with a different shade of hair, it is important to absorb dyes at the same rate in order to create a wig of the same shade of color. Only virgin hair can be processed and then dyed to the same shade.

The same goes for gray hair – no more than 5% gray hair is recommended. It is harder to color and, once colored, fades more quickly.

How do I donate my hair?

Click here to find out where to send your donated hair.

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7 Responses to Donate Hair for Cancer

  • [...] is it important to donate hair? Read our previous blog post, Donate Hair for Cancer, to learn more. This entry was posted in General and tagged Beautiful Lengths, cancer wig, [...]

    Posted on May 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

  • Judy Erick

    I have salt and pepper color hair. Curly and wavy. Would it work for an elderly person? No color or perm.

    Posted on May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  • Wig Expert

    Hi Judy! Actually the hair cannot be more than 5% gray. You can find all the donation requirements here: :)

    Posted on June 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

  • Kristine Giordano

    I have a beautiful blond short hair wig todonateto someone who cannot afford to purchase one. Gabor brand please email if interested or direct me where to go.
    thank you, Kristine

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  • mary Olsen

    I have been trying to find a place that will accept hair donated for me..I started taking Chemo theripy in December 2012.Befor treatment I donated my hair to wigs for other cancer patients.Since it was thick waste length and virgin,I was told it would make a good wig for some one.My som has grown his hait for the past 5 years and would like to donate it for a wig for this possiable? I was told by a friend who is a hair dressor that Rochiquel Welch and Beautiful leinghts would be the place to check for such a donation..Please send me information regarding a wig for myself.
    Thank you Mary Olsen

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 10:04 am

  • Wig Expert

    Hi, thank you so much for your comment. We're sure your donation was greatly appreciate it. We'd love to help you find the perfect wig for you! Is there a style you're interested in? Our Wig Experts are ready to help you choose length, style and color. You can reach us at: 800.581.2001.

    In regards to donating your hair, you can find more information here:

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Wig Expert

    Hi, thank you so much for your offer! At the moment we are not accepting donation but we greatly appreciate your interest. Thanks for visiting us! :)

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:22 am