• Stephannie Bramlett

Children With Hair Loss

Several years ago when my oldest daughter, Carly Deane, decided she wanted to donate her hair, I spent some time researching different organizations. I found Children With Hair Loss to be the best non-profit organization for the job! They are the only organization that provides wigs to children that have experienced hair loss for FREE! They keep operations cost to a minimum, and the bulk of all donated funds ($0.88 of each dollar) go directly toward providing the wigs for the children. I felt confident this was the best hair donation organization out there!

Here are the stipulations for hair donation:

  • Hair should be at least 8 inches in length (longer is preferred).

  • Hair must be clean and dry, pony-tailed and/or braided (this keeps the hair in one direction).

  • Place rubber-band or pony tail holder on each end.

  • Non-chemically treated hair is preferred (but any hair in good condition will be accepted).

  • Gray hair is accepted

Then you print this form, package the form and hair together and ship it in. It is that simple. The website shows you all necessary steps, and even will help you find a salon partner that will often provide the cut for free. If you cannot donate hair, but still want to help, you can find other ways to help here.

As a mom, I cannot imagine the grief and struggle of watching my child fight a disease that ultimately robs them of their hair. According to CWHL website, a customized human hair replacement system and care kit for a child with hair loss can cost up to $5000. One of the many reasons I am so passionate about CWHL as an organization is that they provide the hair system to the child's family for zero cost. What a relief it must be to those families! If you are a family in need of a hair system, you can apply here.

The last weekend made the fourth time one of my children has donated hair to Children With Hair Loss. My seven-year old, Charlotte, has been growing her hair out for this very reason! She donated for the second time, and she has even been encouraging her friends at school to do the same. Our sweet stylist, Ally, offered to cut her hair for free since she was donating. Hair donation through Children With Hair Loss is an opportunity to share with your children about issues going on around them and it allows them the feeling and power of really giving back! Next time you think of donating hair, I encourage you all to consider Children With Hair Loss!


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