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Old 07-22-2020, 12:03   #1
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That's right baby, 12 inches cut, now what?

Get your mind out of the gutter.

Been growing my hair since I retired and its FINALLY long enough to donate for a wig. Does anyone have a recommendation where to send it?

Maybe someone here has benefited from one of the many groups who make wigs for medical patients and can offer advice.
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Old 07-22-2020, 12:55   #2
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Does anyone have a recommendation on where to send it?
My wife had breast cancer and while going thru the surgery, chemo, radiation treatments, it was suggested she visit a local support group in Key West for a free wig. While we were I noticed references to real hair wigs. The wigs were made from donations. Over the next several years, I donated two 12inch ponytails, even though they were very salt/pepper shaded. They said that they match all colors and if they didn't have what was needed, the donation could be colored.

This was some 15yrs ago, but my g-daughter donated to Wigs for Kids in the name of her 10yo friend who died of brain cancer.

from google: Currently, the three biggest charities in the US that accept hair donations are Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids (Em & my donations), and Pantene Beautiful Lengths


PS: The girls on a hospital visit to cheer up the kids' chemo ward, the year before Matilda passed away.
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Old 07-22-2020, 13:25   #3
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from google: Currently, the three biggest charities in the US that accept hair donations are Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids (Em & my donations), and Pantene Beautiful Lengths
I'm familiar with locks of love and Wigs for Kids - both do good work. I'm not familiar with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, but looks like a philanthropic arm of a hair care company which should be GTG.

When scheduling to have it cut, let the salon know your intention to donate and see if they have a pre-existing relationship with a charity to accept the hair donation.
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My niece has been doing this for years. She has beautiful blonde locks. Locks for Love or as suggested check with a local salon.
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Hell, send it to me...my Davy Crocket fur hat is about wore out!
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:23   #6
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Hair donation

Locks of Love would be my suggestion. My wife has donated to them several times in the past.
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:39   #7
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Locks of Love, Paul. You might recall my late wife, Heather's friends joined her and had their hair cut short and/or shaved when she had her hair cut before it fell out from her chemotherapy.
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Old 07-23-2020, 14:06   #8
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Locks of Love, Paul. You might recall my late wife, Heather's friends joined her and had their hair cut short and/or shaved when she had her hair cut before it fell out from her chemotherapy.
All I needed to hear.

She was a wonderful woman.
Just looked through a box of old pics and have some from your wedding.
Best cake cutting EVER!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2020, 20:16   #9
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Locks of Love. #2 grand-daughter keeps growing hers out & sends these luxurious honey-colored things to them periodically.
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All I needed to hear.

She was a wonderful woman.
Just looked through a box of old pics and have some from your wedding.
Best cake cutting EVER!!!!!!!!
Thanks!
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