Hair Donation Guidelines

Thank you for supporting the Angel Hair For Kids program. The program relies on hair and monetary donations to make custom hair replacements that look just like a child’s natural hair. It takes between 10 and 12 donated ponytails and $2,000 to make one hair prosthesis, so it’s very important to follow the guidelines for hair donations.

Acceptable Hair Donations

  • A minimum length of 12 inches is required.

  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 12 inches.

  • Hair that is slightly coloured or grey is acceptable. Perms or bleached hair is not.

  • Hair cut years ago is useable if it has been stored in a braided ponytail.

  • Hair that is shaved off, or swept off the floor, and is not in a braided ponytail is not usable.

  • Dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair is not acceptable.

Hair Donation Preparation

  • Hair must be washed and thoroughly dry before it is cut.

  • Hair must be placed in a braid or ponytail.

  • Secure braid or ponytail with a strong rubber band or hair tie at both ends.

  • Cut the hair above the rubber band, NOT below.

  • Make sure the donor has the length they want left on their head without compromising the 12 inches needed.

  • Place the cut and dried braid or ponytail in a resealable plastic bag.

  • Hair donations may be delivered or mailed to Angel Hair For Kids, along with a completed Hair Donation form.

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Hair must be washed and thoroughly dried.

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Minimum length for hair donation is 12 inches. 

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Hair must be placed

in a braid or ponytail
before cutting.  

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Minimum length for hair donation is 12 inches. 

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