Hair Donation Guidelines

HAIR DONATION GUIDELINES

LENGTH:

  • 10 inches, measured tip to tip, is the minimum length that can be used to make a hairpiece.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.

BUNDLING:

  • Layered hair should be divided into multiple ponytails.
  • Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and may be sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, if sold, it greatly helps to reduce costs.
  • Any hair NOT bundled in a ponytail or braid, cannot be used.  This includes hair swept off the floor or shaved without being bundled.

TREATED HAIR:

  • Coloured or permed hair is acceptable. Please note that our manufacturer determines the viability of all hair donations upon receipt.
  • We cannot use dreadlocks as the process of blending hair donations together requires the hair must be combed.

OTHER:

  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored as a ponytail or braid.
  • Grey hair may be sold to offset the manufacturing costs.
  • Because Chai Lifeline Canada offers custom hairpieces for each child, we cannot accept donations of wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.

Chai Lifeline Canada does not make wigs or hair pieces. Wigs for our clients are hand-made by a local wig boutique in Toronto.

When you are ready, please fill out the Hair Donation Form. If you are having trouble downloading or printing the Hair Donation Form, simply provide your name and address on any sheet of paper and include it with your donation. Please provide your email address if you wish to receive your “thank you” via email.

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