How to Donate Your Hair for Wigs

Note: your hair must be at least 6 to 8 inches long to be eligible for donation.

How to Prepare Your Hair for Wigs

Your hair should be washed, clean and dry.
Before cutting hair, secure it in ponytails (or braids).
As long as the hair all runs in the direction it grows, it will be good for wig-making.
It is best to make ponytails in several sections around the head to maximize the length.
Make sure they are tied tightly with hair-bands or rubber bands to keep it secure. At least 2 bands: 1/2-inch below the cut and another 2-inches lower.

How to Ship Your Hair

Place ponytails (or braids) in a plastic bag or paper envelope.
Keep ponytails all in the same direction so they don't tangle.
Wrapping them in tissue paper can also prevent tangling.
Be sure to include a note with:

  • Your Name
  • Contact Information
  • The name of the recipient of the wig

How Much Hair is Needed?

It can take 3 heads of hair to make a wig. (Most ponytails contain 65-80% usable hair for wig making.) We will supply any additional hair needed to match your color and texture to complete your wig.