How do I donate my hair for a wig?

How long does your hair have to be to donate a wig?

35.5cm (14in) is the hair length required to create wigs in order for the hair to be processed. 1-2cm shorter is okay to donate, but the longer the donation the better! If you’ve got to wait a little longer for your hair to reach that length, you could consider setting up your fundraising page now!

Can you donate hair for a wig for a specific person?

Any hair donations you collect from friends and family must be similar in length, color and texture to ensure everything will blend well together in the completed wig. You can submit hair that has been dyed or color treated as long as it’s strong enough to withstand the hand-tying process.

How much do you have to donate to make a wig?

It actually takes about 10 to 12 ponytails to make one wig.

What is the best hair donation charity?

Currently, the three biggest charities in the US that accept hair donations are Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids, and Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Other charities may also accept hair donations, just be sure you know the details before you send your ‘tail in the mail.

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Can you donate hair with split ends?

Many organizations request that you keep your hair trimmed prior to a donation to keep it healthy and free of split ends. Regardless of where you’re donating your hair during the time of COVID, it will almost certainly need to be clean, dry, braided, or in a ponytail, and it should be placed in a sealed plastic bag.

Can my hair be made into a wig?

You will want to ensure the hair you collect is similar to your natural hair in length, color, and texture. Even if your hair has been color-treated or dyed, you can still send that hair in to be manufactured into a wig, as long as the hair is healthy enough to be fashioned into a wig.

How much does a custom wig cost?

Custom cosplay wigs can cost $900-1500, depending on the details of the project. When you ask for a project quote, we’ll provide all available options, which will give you a range of choices to fit your budget.

How many inches do you need to donate hair?

Donated hair needs to be a minimum length when straightened, usually from 8 to 14 inches (about 21 to 36 centimeters). Find out what the chosen organization requires. Are there types of hair I can’t donate? Some organizations may not take hair that is colored/bleached, permed, dreadlocked, or gray.

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