4 Kids helps children who struggle to deal
with social acceptance caused by changes in their
physical appearance. Thank you for considering
donating your hair to
Wigs 4 Kids.
* A special thank you to all our hair donors who donated in 2012 – we received over 8,000 hair donations from around the world. We thank you for your continued support, and couldn't do this program without you.
1. We accept 10 minimum hair length (from top to bottom),
however longer lengths are appreciated.
2. Hair needs to be clean, and thoroughly dry. Please
bundle hair in a ponytail or braid before having
it cut. After it has been cut please place in a
3. Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails
and then cut.
4. Hair may not be colored, chemically treated
(if unsure, ask your stylist), or more than 10% gray.
5. You may pull curly hair straight to measure the
6. Wigs 4 Kids accepts hair from all ages and all countries.
7. Hair that was cut years ago is not usable.
8. Hair swept off the floor is not acceptable.
9. Wigs 4 Kids does accept new human or synthetic wigs and extensions.
10. PLEASE NOTE: Anyone may cut your hair as long
as the above guidelines are followed.
11. Go Green Salon, located inside
Wigs 4 Kids, offers a consultation, haircut and style for a fee to those wishing to donate their hair. 50% of the proceeds from the appointment fee goes back to Wigs 4 Kids.
For more details, visit the Go Green Salon website here
*Please note: by clicking the link above, you are leaving the
Wigs 4 Kids website.
The majority of all hair donated comes from children
who wish to help other children.
about Hair Donations
my ponytail make a wig?
It takes approximately 12 ponytails to create a
I be certain that my hair will be used to make
The manufacturers make the selection based on
several production criteria.
does your hair become their hair?
Step One: A donor with clean dry hair secures
it into a ponytail or braid, then cuts it. A minimum
of 10 inches of hair is needed.
Two: The hair undergoes chemical processing at
a science lab. This special treatment prepares
and sanitizes hair properly.
Three: A hackle is used to carefully blend and
direct the hair from root to end. Natural hair
is a blend of many colors.
Four: One ponytail makes up only about 1/10 of
the finished hairpiece. A blend of six to eight
ounces of hair in varying shades of color ensures
the natural look and feel of the child's wig.
Five: A plaster mold is made of the child's head.
Six: Once the mold is set, a liquid form is poured
into the mold and allowed to dry. When the form
and the mold are separated from one another, a
cap that fits the size of the resulting cast is
made. This cap serves as the foundation of the
hairpiece. Because the child who wears the hairpiece
will likely swim, shower, and sleep with it on.
The design of this foundation is carefully considered
and the materials from which it is made are carefully
Seven: Each strand of hair is hand-tied. The hair
is now designed for the child's request.
How else can I help?
You can sponsor the making of a wig by participating in the
Cuts 4 Cash program. Collect monetary pledges from your friends and family for every inch of hair you donate. See the form below for details!
Hair Donation Form click here(Acrobat [PDF] file)
Cuts 4 Cash Donation Form Click Here
(Acrobat [PDF] file)