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Hair loss is a well-known side effect of cancer treatment and can also be caused by other health conditions. The loss of one’s hair can be a very personal and emotional journey. To support those experiencing this loss, some people grow out their hair, cut it, and donate it to organizations that create wigs.
Here are some tips for donating your hair.
Where can I donate my hair?
There are several organizations that will accept your hair. To ensure you are comfortable with how they will use your hair and who receives the wigs, do some research. You may want to ask these questions:
- What age group do your wigs help?
- How are the wigs made for each recipient?
- Are the wigs free?
- Is there a medical requirement for receiving a wig?
Organizations that accept hair donations
How long does hair have to be to donate?
How do I send in my hair donation?
Hair loss resources for people with cancer
If you have or know someone with cancer, there are many resources available.