Post # 1
I am thinking about getting a pretty extreme post-wedding chop – it would probably be about 12 inches or more – but my hair has been colored and highlighted at an AVEDA salon. Are there any organizations that would accept my donated hair? I’d rather donate it if I can than let it go to waste!
Post # 3
nope. i believe it has to be virgin hair.
Post # 4
@rosworms: that’s what I’ve always heard but my best friend donated her hair last summer and it was dyed brown (she’s a natural blonde).
Post # 5
My hair was dyed and Pantene Beautiful Lengths accepted it! I think you only need 10″ to donate, so there’s an added bonus.
Post # 6
Omg, last year I had about eight inches of hair cut off and the hairdresser told me I could not donate because I had blonde highlights! Now that some of you are saying that you can donate with colored hair, I’m mad, because that was such a waste of hair
Post # 7
@Pinksapphire: To be fair, I think they view highlights differently than all-over color. I believe the hair is dyed once it’s paired with however many other ponytails to make a wig, so it’s harder to get consistent color if some patches of hair (from the same bundle) are lighter than others.
Post # 8
Pantene Beautiful Lengths does have some of the least stringent requirements for hair donation:
Donated hair must be a minimum of 8 inches long (measure hair from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends).
Wavy/curly hair texture is fine—you may straighten hair to measure.
Hair should be freshly washed and completely dry, without any styling products.
Hair may be colored with vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes. It cannot be bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated.
Hair may not be more than 5 percent gray.
Post # 9