(Closed) Where/how to donate the hair from my post-wedding chop?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Haven’t done it, but my sis has done it with her kids and my friend has done it, too – locks for love?

Post # 4
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can’t answer your question about who will accept highlighted hair, because I never researched it since mine isn’t!

But, both Locks of Love or Pantene Beautiful Lengths accept hair donations. Only difference is Locks of Love goes only to children cancer patients, but Pantene will go to adults too. They also have different minimum length requirements. I believe Locks of Love requires 10 inches but Pantene will accept a minimum of 8 inches.

I will be sending mine (which I cut off last week) to Pantene since it’s borderline whether Locks of Love would accept it.

Post # 5
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Angel Hair accepts color treated hair. Hair that Cares does, too, but I can’t get the link to open at work.

Post # 6
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Locks of Love actually goes to kids with allopecia, and they require the donations to be pretty pristine, otherwise they will get thrown out or sold.  I think Pantene doesn’t receive nearly as many donations, and will accept color treated hair.  

I’ve donated to Locks of Love, and have no idea if my hair was used!  That was years ago, though.  When I do it again (I’m sure I will!) I will donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Just be sure to do your research if you’re at all concerned about what happens to your hair after it leaves your head.  I personally like the idea of donated to kids with allopecia, but I read an article about how overwhelmed they were with donations of hair (and so much of it doesn’t fit their guidelines), so I think I’ll donate to another group that needs the hair more.

Post # 7
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Ask your salon, I know my local salon makes donations regularly. 

P.S. Awesome idea, I can’t wait to get mine cut after the wedding!!

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