Tip of the Day – Donate Your Hair

Posted on June 6, 2007 by Allie

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You brush it every day, wash it with fancy shampoo and slather it with conditioner. You give it hot oil treatments and use covered rubber bands so it won’t snag. You care for it for months and then you leave it in a heap on your hairdresser’s floor so it can be swept up, thrown in a plastic bag, and dumped in the garbage.

Since you go to such lengths to care for your hair (no pun intended), donate it, so it can help someone else feel beautiful too.

Wigs for Kids provides full-cranium prosthetic hair pieces to children suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions, chemotherapy, and severe burns.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths uses donated hair to make wigs for women who have hair loss during cancer treatments.

Locks of Love provides prosthetic hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from long-term hair loss.

In the UK, the Little Princess Trust provides wigs to children with cancer and other illnesses that cause hair loss.

Each organization has different requirements for hair donation, so research before you cut. Men can donate too.

Make sure to use eco-friendly products to care for your hair while it grows.

Another Eco-Friendly Tip from Allie.

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  1. [...] About a month ago, I chopped off my 16 inch ponytail so I could donate it. [...]

    October 22nd, 2007 at 4:28 pm
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  2. hi.i have 16 inch ponytail also and would like to donate it to the princess trust.do you have a contact number or email that i can contact them on.thanks.

    chanel.

    November 8th, 2007 at 8:36 pm
    Comment by chanel
  3. Hi Chanel! It’s so great that you’re donating your hair!

    Their address is: Little Princess Trust, 43 George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1PL, and instructions for donation can be found here – http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate/Hair.aspx

    And you can contact them via online form here – http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/ContactUs.aspx

    November 8th, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    Comment by Allie
  4. [...] have had major hair angst since I donated my hair at the end of last year (and put myself in the hands of a scissor happy hairdresser).  When it was [...]

    July 17th, 2008 at 8:50 pm
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If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

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According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.


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