For the longest time, I wanted to donate my hair to a worthy cause. I finally went through with these plans on January 6th!
I donated 12 inches to Children With Hair Loss, an organization based in Michigan that provides hairpieces to children diagnosed with hair-loss disorders, including Alopecia, burns, Trichotillomania, and cancer. I was inspired by the many other strong women that have done so, including my aunt who had donated 14 inches of her healthy hair last year.
Children With Hair Loss’ goal is “to assist as many of these children as possible in changing their lives by improving their outlook and empowering them with a degree of self-confidence that will allow them to face the world with renewed self-esteem”, and I am very elated to have contributed to this movement.
If you’re interested in donating your hair as well, the process is super simple!
1. Choose an organization. I chose Children With Hair Loss because its hair criteria was most flexible, but there other popular charities like Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Wigs for Kids, and Locks of Love. Locks of Love is probably the most well-known and is definitely the first 1 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis”; moreover, recent research has shown that the organization has over $6 million unaccounted for. You can read the article here.
2. Chop chop! You can cut your hair yourself or have it done at a hair salon to style it afterwards. Make sure to check with your selected organization’s requirements; some prefer no-dye and a certain length.
3. Mail it!
Not only will you get a cute, new ‘do’, but you will also be helping out young children!