Every year, numerous kids will loose their hair to various medical conditions including cancer treatments, alopecia, medications, burns and other causes. Although as hard as we try, some of these conditions are out of our control to prevent them. But, thanks for the help to such generous initiatives like Nisim International partnering Angel Hair for Kids, financially disadvantaged children are provided with wigs and hair loss solutions to help them face their condition with confidence.
I’ve known my good friend Amanda for almost a decade now and ever since I could remember; she’s had the long, never dyed, gorgeous brown hair. Last year, she checked off one of the things on her “25 Things Before She Turned 25 List” by cutting off her hair for charity. I was ecstatic when she told me, because not only did the haircut look great, it meant even more that she did it for a good cause. Her courageous and selfless decision to donate her hair to charity helps children who are currently undergoing a medical treatment or have a permanent condition receive a wig that is fitted and styled especially for the child to help them feel special during their time of need.
Interested in donating your hair to Angel Hair For Kids? Here are their donation guidelines listed below:
- The minimal hair donation length is 12 inches measured tip to tip;
- Hair can be placed in a braid or ponytail;
- Tightly secure the braid or ponytail using rubber bands or hair elastics;
- No permed, bleached, dyed, or treated hair is acceptable;
- Cut above the rubber band or hair elastic, not below;
- Slightly grey hair is acceptable.
- Please ensure hair is fully dry when cut. Wet hair cannot be used.
- Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid;
- Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 12 inches;
- Hair swept off the floor is not useable;
- Hair that is shaved off and is not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. Please divide your hair into multiple ponytails and cut each one off before continuing to shave; and
- Dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions, or synthetic hair is not.
To learn more about this great charity, visit them online here.