What is one of the first things to get thrown by the wayside after you have a baby? That's right. Your 45 minute hair routine. Who has time to wash, dry, and style for that long when you could be getting in some vital sleep?
Many moms make the decision to chop their flowing locks rather than keep them in a messy knot on the top of their head for the next few months. Often, this hair is falling out in massive amounts anyway, so you will be relieved to see a little less of it in the shower drain. So, you have decided to make the cut, but now what...
Donate it! Those pregnancy hormones had your hair in the best shape it's ever been in so don't let this beauty go to waste. You have many options when it comes to donating your hair and we are here to show you a few of them.
Locks of Love provides hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 21. Locks of Love provides donations to individuals in the United States and Canada, most of which are suffering from alopecia areata.
Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701
Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between The American Cancer Society and Pantene, providing wigs to women suffering from cancer.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
Attn: 192-123 20770
Strongsville, OH 44149
Wigs for Kids provides wigs to children who would not be able to afford them otherwise. Wigs for Kids points out that it takes 20-30 hair donations to provide one hair replacement system.
Wigs for Kids - Hair Donation
24231 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Children with Hairloss is a free resource for children suffering from any type of medical hair loss such as burns, alopecia, and other rare diseases.
Children With Hairloss
12776 S. Dixie Hwy
S. Rockwood, MI 4817
A Local Wig Store
Donating to a local store helps keep their costs as low as possible making it more affordable to individuals that do not qualify for a donation. This is a great way to honor a loved one by donating to a store where they once bought their wigs.
- Hair must be clean and dry
- Depending on where you are donating to hair must be 8"-12" long
- Cut the hair above a ponytail or braid and leave it gathered when mailing
- Hair cannot be chemically processed
- Place donation in a plastic bag or wrapped in tissue and then seal in a padded envelope
- Gray hair is accepted
Check with your local salon to see if they offer discounts to individuals donating hair. Also, they can often take care of packaging and shipping the donation for you to make sure it is done properly.
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