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I'm looking for a salon that collects hair for making into wigs for sick patients. I have very long hair that is in good shape and I'm planning to cut it into a bob so I'll have a good bit to donate. Does anyone know of a salon that does this? Thanks! long-haired mom
http://hair.lovetoknow.com/Free_Wigs_for_Cancer_Patients has many further resources as well.
We found out that contrary to popular belief, Locks of Love is a group that gives less than 200 wigs out per year, primarily to children with medical alopecia, not for cancer patients as you asked for, and sells the vast majority of donations as ''unusable material'' to the wig industry which is then actually used in for-sale wigs. When my daughter wanted to donate hair last year Locks of Love was disqualified as a non-profit, due to the profits taken in vs. actual wigs given away, so we looked at the group wigs for kids. Chris
for what they do, I'm sure Locks of Love is great, but it seems in general people are not informed enough. Kat
lock of love is an organization that makes wigs for kids with cancer. they have specific requirements for how the donated hair is handled, so contact them before you cut (if possible) at: 888-896-1588 - G
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