Don’t Just Big Chop, Donate It! – All You Need to Know About Hair Donation

Dreadlocks Of Love

This US based entity has no affiliation with Locks of Love. They are unique in that they take locs/ locks, something which no other agency wants to do right now. It’s ok if the locks have yarn, beads, hemp, wrap or rings.

They even accept combed out hair, so balls of hair after wash day or after a detangle session are accepted. It doesn’t even matter if the hair has hit the floor as they go through and wash and treat it when it gets to them. They even accept regular ponytails or loose hair that is not in dreadlocks, they just want hair that is at least 6 inches in length.



So for those of you who have had a bag of dreadlocks that you are ready to part with but you don’t want to throw it in the trash, Dreadlocks of Love may be one of the only places that would gladly take it. The fact that they state that they accept all hair because no hair is inferior just rounds out the good vibes we get from Dreadlocks of Love.

Their website can be found here: https://www.dreadlocksoflove.org/

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

You may donate hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths as well. Pantene is known as a manufacturer of hair care products; but, did you know their Beautiful Lengths Donation Program is geared to women suffering hair loss because of their fight with cancer?

Their work started in 2006 when they partnered with the American Cancer Society Wig Bank to help lift the morale of cancer patients by providing and distributing wigs. Their campaign has also helped to bring awareness. They accept from 8 inches upward. Want to help but don’t want to cut your hair? It’s ok, they will take $8. They have collected over 800, 000 pintails, from which they were able to provide 42 000 natural hair wigs so far.

Their website can be found here: https://pantene.com/en-us/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths

Children With Hair Loss (CWHL)

Children With Hair Loss in South Rockwood Michigan donates free natural hair wigs to children. They are one of the few organizations of their kind which will accept gray hair and hair that has been chemically treated as long as it is in good condition. They prefer ponytails that are 8 inches or longer, but they may take a shorter length since they also provide hair pieces for boys.

Their website can be found here: https://www.childrenwithhairloss.us/

Hair Donation Ottawa

Located in Canada, this organization is an annual non-profit which seeks to raise funds for cancer research. They accept ponytails 6 inches and over, which is used to make wigs for people in and close to the environs of Ottawa.

They commit to giving away 10 free wigs per year to financially challenged children in Ottawa suffering from illnesses which cause hair loss. They support Green Circle Salons which are salons committed to best practices that help the environment.

Those who wish to donate through them can do so through any of the salons listed on their site. The proceeds of their fundraising activities go to cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute to benefit both adults and children alike.

The hair they get that is unfit for use is sent to make hair booms to help clean up oil spills.

Their website can be found here: http://hairdonationottawa.com/

Wigs 4 Kids

Born in 2003, this organization based in Detroit raises funds and provides wigs to children who have experienced hair loss as a result of cancer. They also run a Wellness Center where they help people deal with the psychological, social, emotional and physical issues that arrive from hair loss.

For the most part, they accept ponytails that are at least 10 inches but will accept 7-9 inches to make wigs for boys or a girl who likes her hair short.

Their website can be found here: http://www.wigs4kids.org/

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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing.After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing.After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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