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Hair Donation Guidelines

Long hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair, thick hair, thin hair, colored hair, natural hair, hair that won’t behave, hair that makes others rave.. Oh hair, can you imagine life without it?

Next time you find yourself at the hairdresser’s about to do a new cut and change in style, take a second to consider what’ll happen to your unwanted hair. Rather than throwing it away in the rubbish bin, consider breast cancer patients who can benefit from your contribution.

Your hair can make a difference in someone else’s life and help them feel better about themselves during this difficult period, especially considering that human hair wigs which are the most natural and comfortable are quite costly.

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What do I need to know before I donate my hair?

Hair grows about half an inch a month so it will take some patience before you snip if your hair is short. Well, unless you’re bold enough for a transformation in style.

Before the cut, make sure your hair is:

  • Clean with shampoo and/or conditioner.
  • Not styled with hairspray or  any other hair products.
  • In healthy condition. Make sure there are no split ends or other damage to your hair.
  • Colored hair is accepted unless it has been colored over bleached hair (which we unfortunately cannot accept).
  • Only 5% gray.
  • Not bleached whatsoever.
  • 15 cm or more. Shorter hair lengths will be harder to work with in the stitching of the wig. Any type of hair will work – straight, curly or wavy. Measure it while it’s wet to make sure it fits the length requirements.
  • Ask your hairdresser to tie your hair in ponytail with an elastic band before making the cut so all the strands stay properly in place.

So, where can I donate my hair?

One of the questions we get asked the most at One Wig Stand is how someone can donate their hair to make wigs for cancer patients. So we teamed our efforts together and developed a campaign just for that!

From now until the end of Spring 2013, you can take part in our Make the Cut: Hair Donation campaign in collaboration with hair stylists across Lebanon making the donation process easier. More information coming soon!

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You can also donate your unwanted hair (freshly cleaned and in a ponytail please) directly at our office in Achrafieh.
All the hair donations we receive will be collected and transformed into wigs for needy breast cancer patients with the help of one of the top natural hair wig makers in Lebanon.
For more information about donating or taking part in the campaign, please contact us:

Phone 01-203112 Email makethecut@onewigstand.org Address Publi Freiha Building, Facing Mar Mitr in Achrafieh, Lebanon (Next to ABC Mall) 

Just think, for you those few centimeters may mean nothing more than a new look – but for someone else, they’ll mean everything!

6 thoughts on “Hair Donation Guidelines

  1. Chantal says:

    Good Luck with your mission🙂
    I think girls are becoming more aware these days about this subject and still we are trying to reach more and more…
    My hair grew with no time since i cut it in Mai, besides it gave me a fresh new look🙂

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    • Lorena says:

      Thank you Shanty for your continuous support of this project🙂 I saw your pics a while back, and your new look was lovely. I really admire what you did! Bravo!! Hoping to do the same soon as my hair grows long enough xx

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  2. Maria says:

    Hair is a very precious element in our body specially to Girls ,i myself have a long hair ,and this is the second article i read about the hair donation ,the first time i saw it in Chanty’s blog ,and i admired the courage of Chanty to do it .i hope one day i will be able to do it myself .

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