Have you ever thought about donating your hair to a charity?
If you have 10-12 inches or more of length that you’d like to donate, I’d be delighted to work with you. Here is a link to a list of organizations that take hair donations. Find one that you feel good about donating to, fill out the form, and bring it with you to your haircut appointment. Let me know that you are intending to donate your hair before your appointment and arrive with your hair pre-washed so that I may tie it up and cut it as required by your chosen organization. When you book your appointment, I will add a little extra time to spend with you on your new hairstyle.
Before you chop your hair, make sure that you check the donation requirements of your preferred charity. In general, the following guidelines are common for all organizations that accept hair:
Hair has to be put into a ponytail or braid and cut above the ponytail holder.
Donation length requirements vary from 10 to 12 inches.
Layers are typically okay, as long as the shortest layer is at least the minimum required length.
Hair must be clean and dry.
Hair cannot be chemically altered.
Hair must be natural – synthetics are typically not accepted.
Hair that is dirty or has touched the floor is unusable.
Your cut off ponytail or braid should be packaged in a zippered plastic bag and mailed in a padded envelope
While it’s generally not required, it’s always appreciated if you send a small donation along with your hair to help defray costs for the organization.
Make sure that you read and follow all instructions carefully. If you don’t, the organization may not be able to use your hair and it will have gone to waste.
Don’t have enough length to donate for a wig? Don’t worry, we donate all hair that falls on the floor to Clean Wave, a Matter of Trust program that felts hair cuttings and lint into hair mats and inlet guards for environmental cleanup and storm drain protection.