Why Should You Donate Hair?
Whether someone loses hair from chemotherapy, alopecia, trauma or another medical induced condition, it affects more than just their appearance. In fact, studies show that losing hair during cancer treatments can make a patient feel sicker and can affect their self-esteem drastically. Looking at themselves in the mirror everyday for a year or so and barely recognizing themselves can have long lasting emotional effects, on top of how they are feeling as a result of their primary illness.
People with naturally-occurring or chemo-induced alopecia have higher levels of anxiety and depression and lower self-esteem, regardless of their age. There are very few affordable options available, and those options look very similar to something you might find at a costume store. These wigs are readily available but, unfortunately, are often stiff, have a doll like shine, are very hot during summer and do not look allow the person wearing them to really feel like they look like themselves.
For children struggling with chemotherapy hair loss or alopecia, synthetic wigs are also not made for their smaller heads. Natural hair donations allow for a broader range of real hair colors and textures, and real hair wigs are much more life-like.
Celebrities, A listers, and socialites have been wearing these beautiful "cream of the crop" 100% human hair custom made wigs for years. But there has always been a huge price tag attached to such a luxurious wig. Making it an unaffordable option for the rest of the world.Unfortunately, one hair donation does not create one wig, which is why higher volumes of hair donations are needed. In fact, according to Locks of Love, it takes 8 to 10 ponytails to make one wig. This is why donating those long locks is so important; the more healthy hair that is donated, the more women and children can regain confidence as they fight their battles.
Who Can Donate
We accept hair from people of any age, gender, hair type and hair color as long as the hair is properly prepared, in good condition and measures the correct length.High-grade ponytails are a minimum of 10” long and in healthy condition. This must be measured from where the elastic band is tied (NOT from where the hair has been cut) to the tip of the hair. These donated ponytails can be used to make wigs , and other hair accessories for women and childrenin.
We accept colored and chemically-processed hair as long as it is in good condition and maintained well.
Curly hair ponytails are accepted, but must meet the minimum 10" length without being straightened.
Strands of hair shorter than10" within a ponytail are unusable and will be removed during the wig-making process. If your hair is very layered, we recommend waiting a couple of months to increase the viability of your donation.
We only accept 100% HUMAN HAIR extensions, verified (if possible). We do not accept hair extensions made from any other materials. All Hair Extensions must be prepared and donated in the same way as freshly cut ponytails.
Please DO NOT include clips, bonds or tape in the donation bag.Please make sure that all hair has been washed and dried 100% with no product. Please follow instructions for cutting, storing, and sending the hair to us. We will not be able to use any loose hair or hair that is not collected in the required manner.
Where do I donate my hair?
You can ship hair donations to our Los Angeles Office. Please include your salon info/contact info!
Revolve Glamour Foundation
8817 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 104.
Beverly Hills, CA. 90211