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Hair Donation

Wigs 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.

We gratefully accept hair donations from around the world! Please see the step-by-step guide below to learn about donating your hair.


Specifications:
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 securing the hair, have it cut ABOVE the rubber band to keep the strands bundled together. Once it has been cut please place in a plastic bag.

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 minimum 10”.

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 & style for a fee to those wishing to donate their hair. 50% of the proceeds from the fee goes back to Wigs 4 Kids.


For more details, click here!
*Please note: by clicking the link above, you will be taken to the
Go Green Salon website.


The majority of all hair donated comes from children who wish to help other children.


Questions about Hair Donations

Will my ponytail make a wig?
It takes approximately 10-12 ponytails to create a wig.

Can I be certain that my hair will be used to make a wig?
The manufacturers make the selection based on several production criteria.

How 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.

Step Two: The hair undergoes chemical processing at a science lab. This special treatment prepares and sanitizes hair properly.

Step Three: A hackle is used to carefully blend and direct the hair from root to end. Natural hair is a blend of many colors.

Step 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.

Step Five: A plaster mold is made of the child's head.

Step 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 selected.

Step Seven: Each strand of hair is hand-tied. The hair is now designed for the child's request.

Our hair donation forms are available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats for ease in printing.

Hair Donation Form click here(Adobe [PDF] file)

 

Hair Donation Form click here

(Microsoft Word file)


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 & family for every inch of hair you donate.

Cuts 4 Cash Form Click Here (Acrobat [PDF] file)

 


 

Donate $20 when you send in your hair and we will mail you a
Wigs 4 Kids
"I Made a Difference"

T-Shirt!
Please indicate what size and color you prefer on your hair donation form.
*Please note, children's t-shirt sizes run small.

Front Design

Back Design

*Adult t-shirts are available in black and children's shirts are available in black or blue. Please see the hair donation form for t-shirt sizes.



Front Design

Back Design


 

W4K Star Patch

 

Donate $2 and receive a
Wigs 4 Kids star patch - great for Brownies,

Girl Scouts,

or Cub Scouts!

 

We also provide tours of our Wellness Center and service project opportunities for these groups! Please inquire at 586-772-6656.

 


 

 

W4K Pen

Available for a donation of $15.
Features our tagline;
"Helping the self-esteem

of Michigan children."

 



Special Promotion!




Donate $10 when you send in your hair donation and purchase a hat for a child in need!


Donations By Location

Wigs 4 Kids receives hair from all over the world.

View World Map

 


Student Hair Donors

 

 

If students in your school are interested in donating hair to Wigs 4 Kids, please print permission slips and return them to us.

 

Hair Donation Permission Slip Click Here