How to Donate Hair for Wigs for Cancer Patients

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Cancer patients have a lot to deal with emotionally and physically. Want to do something to help? Donate your hair so it can be made into a wig. If you were going to cut your hair anyway, it's a great way to change somebody's life in the process!

The first step is the most time consuming - you have to grow your hair out. In order to make a wig for a small child, you must be able to pull your hair into a ponytail and cut off a full ten inches. Longer hair can be used for adult wigs.

Wash and dry your hair before cutting. If it's curly, you may want to blow it out straight in order to get the optimum length.

Pull your hair into a pony tail before cutting. You can also braid it before cutting if you'd like.

Have someone else cut the ponytail off. A professional hair stylist is recommended!

Put the ponytail into a plastic bag (like a ziploc bag) and put inside a padded envelope to be mailed.

You can mail the hair to Locks of Love at: 234 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Or Wigs for Kids - HAIR DONATION* 21330 Center Ridge Road, Ste 26 Rocky River, Ohio 44116 *Note: Wigs for Kids requires 12 inches of hair rather than ten.

Items you will need

  • Long hair. You must be able to cut off a pony tail of at least ten inches.


  • Bleached hair is not accepted
  • Dreadlocks are not accpeted
  • Grey hair can be donated
  • Colored hair can be donated.

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