Hair Donation

I didn’t have any intentions to doing a post about this, but I have gotten several questions over the past few days and decided I wanted to spread the word! Last Friday morning, while thinking about how I could celebrate Kai the first thing that came to mind was to chop off and donate my hair. It was an impulse decision and my regular hairdresser was booked so I called another salon and they had an opening just a few hours later.

This is my second time donating my hair and I want to continuing doing so. I feel like it is a way to pay it forward those who have lost their hair and need it way more than me. While I did Locks of Love the first round, I highly recommend researching their company first because there isn’t much good to be said, including that they discard 80% of hair donations received. For that reason this time I changed it up and decided to do Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Hair Donation Organziations

For those who are interested in donating, I have done the research for you and provided all the information for the different organizations who accept hair donations! I am sure there is a lot more, but these are the ones that I found. Please consider doing this, especially if you are someone who is going to get a 6 or 7 inch cut… it’s worth waiting and letting it grow a few more inches to help someone out! And yes, there are organizations who accept dyed hair. I hope this helps one person realize that there is someone out there who needs your hair more than you do! It’s as easy as getting a haircut, putting it an envelope, and mailing it off! Bless someone today and I promise you wont regret it!

Hair Donation Organizations

Wigs for Kids – Hair is given to those who have lost their hair due to medical reasons. Ages 18 and under. 12 inches. Accepts non-permanent dyes.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths – Hair is given to cancer patients. 8 inches. Accepts up to 5% gray.

Canadian Residents – Hair is given to cancer patients. 8 inches. Does not accept dyed hair.

Children with Hair Loss – Hair is given to children under 21 with medically related hair loss. 8 inches. Accepts all colored and gray hair.

Childhood Leukemia Foundation – Hair is given to cancer patients. 10 inches. Does not accept dyed hair.

Locks of Love –  Hair is given to those who have lost their hair due to medical reasons. Ages 18 and under. 10 inches. Accepts colored hair.

Hair Donation Organizations

2008 // Locks of Love // 10 inches

Hair Donation Organizations

2015 // Pantene Beautiful Lengths // 8 inches

 

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49 Comments
  • Rebecca
    Posted at 06:02h, 25 March Reply

    I know I have said this a thousand times but what you did is gorgeous friend!! And you look stunning!! Sending gentle hugs across the miles!! You are amazing!!
    Blessings,
    Rebecca 🙂

  • Mrs. Agony
    Posted at 06:44h, 25 March Reply

    Lovely of you to donate. There have been times in my life when I looked into it but they don’t accept dyed hair. So now I leave the donating to the younguns who haven’t yet gone gray!

  • Cassie
    Posted at 07:05h, 25 March Reply

    It looks amazing! I’m hoping to be able to donate one day, if I can ever get my hair to grow that long!

  • Elena
    Posted at 07:18h, 25 March Reply

    Such a wonderful thing to be able to! My hair hardly grows at all, I don’t think I’ve ever even had 10″ of my own hair, let alone 10 to donate! You look amazing! Such a sweet gesture in Kai’s honor!

  • Robyn B
    Posted at 07:22h, 25 March Reply

    this is such a cool thing to do!!! when i was in high school, i went to donate my hair to locks of love… but they wouldn’t take colored hair back then! so glad that they do now… i will have to grow it out! 🙂

    p.s. you are so cute and that short hair looks darling on you!

  • Kelly @ Southern Komfort Blog
    Posted at 07:24h, 25 March Reply

    I am ADORING your hair cut!!! Oh my goodness Caroline, you look so beautiful! Your heart is so awesome. And what’s even more awesome is I had NO IDEA that some places took colored hair. This makes me so happy because I had always heard they won’t take dyed hair. Guess what I’ll be doing!

  • Amie
    Posted at 08:17h, 25 March Reply

    What a great thing to do Caroline!! That hair cut is beautiful on you 🙂

  • Marianne
    Posted at 09:05h, 25 March Reply

    Oh my gosh it is divine intervention that you posted this. I have tried donating my hair here in Dubai and no one will take it! We are going home next week and I am desperate to chop it off and donate it! Can I ask: Will any salon work with the charities?

    Thanks 🙂

  • Kara
    Posted at 09:13h, 25 March Reply

    I’m so proud of you! And you look fabulous in your short new do!

  • Kati
    Posted at 09:49h, 25 March Reply

    So cute! It looks great!!

  • Tiffany | A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 09:56h, 25 March Reply

    Love that you found other organizations that take hair donation Caroline! I had no idea except locks for love. I’ll definitely be donating to one of those orgs when it’s time to chop my hair. 🙂 I just have to convince baby girl to let me do it. Every time she cries and says she doesn’t want me to cut my hair.

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 10:15h, 25 March Reply

    I so love that you do this. My sister has donated twice as well. My mother was a cancer patient that benefited from one of these wigs so I am forever grateful for people make such a kind gesture.

  • chelsea jacobs
    Posted at 11:10h, 25 March Reply

    So awesome! You look amazing!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 11:12h, 25 March Reply

    That’s just the coolest way to give to someone….
    Is it true that colored hair can’t be donated?

  • Jojo
    Posted at 11:18h, 25 March Reply

    Love the new hair do and the cause is great. Once my hair grows out a bit more I’ll probably do this.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 12:00h, 25 March Reply

    Oh, Caroline! What a selfless thing to do! And how thoughtful of you to provide all of the particulars and requirements of each company! You are a continual blessing to all of us, and you are so loved and appreciated! Little Kai is smiling down upon you….so is Jesus! Such a kind heart you have.

  • Biana @Blovedboston
    Posted at 12:02h, 25 March Reply

    Such a wonderful cause to donate to and you look flawless!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Biana @Blovedboston
    Posted at 12:02h, 25 March Reply

    Such a wonderful cause to donate to and you look flawless!! xo, Biana

  • Síochána Arandomhan
    Posted at 13:23h, 25 March Reply

    wonderful idea! beautiful woman with a beautiful heart.

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 14:24h, 25 March Reply

    Caroline, What a precious gift to give someone. Thank you for putting the info out there about Locks for Love. I didn’t know this, and I’m sure a lot of other people didn’t either. I had my hair cut in January and I so wish I would have donated it. The woman was having an off day or something. I asked for a 2″ trim and lost 7-8″. I have very thick hair and I’m sure it could have been donated to several people and done good. 🙁 Makes me sad.

  • Angela
    Posted at 14:36h, 25 March Reply

    So cute!! And what a wonderful way to honor Kai! I donated my hair last year to the Beautiful Lengths Program and hope to do it again soon!

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 15:28h, 25 March Reply

    Your new cut is beautiful!!! You look so pretty with long AND short hair- it’s a little unfair. 😉 Thanks for the info on all the different charities! Do you know if the hair all has to be one length? Like…my hair is really long, but there are so many layers cut in that it wouldn’t ALL necessarily be 6 or 8 or whatever inches. Just curious.

  • Elisha
    Posted at 16:25h, 25 March Reply

    i just love the new hair cut! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

  • Sheryl
    Posted at 21:05h, 25 March Reply

    I LOVE your hair!! Just beautiful!!

  • Sarah J
    Posted at 23:43h, 25 March Reply

    I had NO idea about Locks of Love! I’ve donated twice to them and didn’t even think of researching! It didn’t even occur to me that there are other organizations and ones that accept different hair lengths. This is SUCH a good post that I’m bookmarking for later reference. P.S. I LOVE your new do!

  • Mary-Keith
    Posted at 10:44h, 26 March Reply

    Your hair!! its SOOO cute! you are so sweet to donate your hair! My hair gets wayyy to stringy when it gets long I don’t have the patience to get it long enough to donate! But I always say one day I will!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 13:41h, 26 March Reply

    Your new cut looks so, so cute! I’ve donated twice before and really loved it. It’s nice knowing your hair is going to someone else instead of just in the trash.

  • Krystal
    Posted at 21:22h, 26 March Reply

    THANK YOU!! I did Locks of Love before and I plan to do something similar in April (hopefully I have the guts to do it again). I cut off something like 13 inches before. The Pantene one sounds like a winner. Your new cute is SO CUTE. Makes me want o move up my cut to next week!

  • Sara-Lynn
    Posted at 22:10h, 26 March Reply

    Hi! Just visiting from ICLW. What a great idea! Bless you

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 08:58h, 27 March Reply

    I didn’t know there were so many organizations! So glad you did the research! And you’re beautiful always…long hair, short hair, inside and out!

  • Beka
    Posted at 04:36h, 28 March Reply

    I’m so glad you shared more on this. I’m also glad you were able to give to those in need.

    I’m pretty sure after Asia I’m going to chop my hair off so I’m hoping I can donate it. Thanks for sharing all the links.

  • Kara
    Posted at 21:27h, 30 March Reply

    I LOVE the cut! It is so cute on you. Those are the same two companies I’ve donated to and in the same order! Thanks for sharing the info you gathered. 🙂

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 20:27h, 06 April Reply

    Looks great!!! (although I know that is not why you did it, of course!)

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 13:23h, 14 April Reply

    I just love that you did this! I didn’t realize that any of them took dyed hair. I’m going to see if I can grow mine and donate it. I’ve never done it, but I’ve always wanted to. You look adorable with your short hair!

  • Angie
    Posted at 08:19h, 14 July Reply

    Love the haircut, love the impulse, love the dedication to your nephew!

  • Jolleen Ruiz
    Posted at 11:05h, 14 July Reply

    I’ve always wanted to do this. These are great organizations. And I’m going to look into this next time I go in for a haircut! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Roxanne
    Posted at 11:44h, 14 July Reply

    I’ve heard Pantene is one of the better programs to go through. How generous!

  • Mary Collins
    Posted at 12:54h, 14 July Reply

    Ahhh. What a nice thing to do. You have a such a giving spirit.

  • Andi
    Posted at 17:20h, 14 July Reply

    what a blessing to be able to do that!

  • Marissa
    Posted at 17:25h, 14 July Reply

    Thanks for sharing the links and doing the first leg of research. I did donate hair once years ago, I don’t even remember to which organization. Hopefully I’ll be patient enough to do it again.

    Marissa

  • Lori Schumaker
    Posted at 20:28h, 14 July Reply

    Thanks for this list! My daughter’s hair is super long and we have been planning to do this! I hadn’t stopped to look into which organization I would choose yet, though!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

  • Marie with spreading-joy.org
    Posted at 20:33h, 14 July Reply

    These are all worthy causes!! thanks for making a difference and spreadingJOY to those in need

  • Jelli
    Posted at 21:46h, 14 July Reply

    I know so many people who’d love to donate but don’t know where to look. So happy that you shared links to organizations that accept hair donations.

  • Christine Smith
    Posted at 22:28h, 14 July Reply

    you look beautiful! thanks for blessing others with your hair. our daughters have done this 3 times, makes me bawl every time

  • Melanie
    Posted at 02:13h, 15 July Reply

    What a lovely gesture to donate your hair. (And you look lovely!)

  • Chari
    Posted at 09:38h, 17 July Reply

    That is so sweet!! Thank you for sharing these resources with us! God bless!

  • Tickling the Wheat
    Posted at 18:16h, 17 November Reply

    Thanks for this post! I just donated to Children with Hair Loss last week. It was my first time donating, but I had also heard bad things about Locks of Love. My salon actually mailed it for me. It was such an easy process!

  • lifeofaministermom
    Posted at 21:34h, 29 December Reply

    What a lovely thing to do!

  • Lauren T. Smith
    Posted at 11:56h, 07 January Reply

    I am trying to find a place to donate my hair. I am cutting off 7 inches. Any suggestions?

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