Donate Hair

Please Note:  Anyone can cut your hair as long as the guidelines listed below are followed.  We encourage all of our donors to go to a salon they are already familiar with to ensure their comfort when donating.

Button - Hair Donation Form Download Adobe PDF

GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS
  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable.  If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches. 
  • Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
  • Printable Guidelines (PDF)

    Please Note:

  • Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.
  • Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs.
  • Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair.
  • Because Locks of Love creates custom hairpieces for each child, we are unable to accept donations of wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
Button - Hair Donation Form Download Adobe PDF

*The Hair Donation Form is not required to donate hair. If you are having trouble downloading or printing the Hair Donation Form, just write down your name and address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include it in the envelope with your donation so that we may send you an acknowledgement.

 

 

 

HOW TO DONATE

  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
  • Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
  • Hair must be clean and completely dry before it is mailed in.
  • Place the ponytail or braid inside of a plastic bag, and then inside of a padded envelope.
  • If you wish to receive an acknowledgment for your hair donation, please fill out the hair donation form, or write your name and e-mail address or mailing address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include inside the envelope. We cannot acknowledge donors who do not send their name and address according to these instructions.
  • All hair donations must be mailed to Locks of Love at:

    234 Southern Blvd.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701
  • **IMPORTANT** When mailing your donation, please make sure that you are sending it with adequate postage. The U.S. Postal Service has notified Locks of Love that many donations are being sent without enough postage, and these packages will be returned to sender! To ensure adequate postage, please take your donation to your local post office.
  • Thank you!


 

You Should Know

  • In order to protect your privacy and in compliance with our Privacy Policy, Locks of Love does not provide information regarding donations that we receive. If you want to be certain of when your donation arrives at Locks of Love, please ship your package with a tracking number.
  • To serve as receipt of your donation, an acknowledgment is sent to each donor within 60 days from the date we receive your donation. Donor information must be clearly written on the hair donation form or on a full size separate sheet of paper and included with the donation.
  • If you don't receive an acknowledgment, it doesn't mean that we didn't receive your package! If 2 months have gone by and you have not yet received your thank-you, please e-mail volunteer@locksoflove.org and we will send another one out right away!
  • NEW!!! If you would like immediate recognition for your donation, you can fill out the Locks of Love Certificate of Appreciation (PDF) with your name and date and print!
  • Hair is needed from men and women, young and old, all colors and races.
  • There is no maximum length you can donate.
  • It is estimated that 80% of all donations come from children who wish to help other children.

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