“No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted – Aesop”
It might not be a big deal for you to go and get a new hairdo, but for a few deprived people even dreaming the same could be impossible. Lots of people experience hair loss due to genetic problems or during their cancer treatment through chemotherapy. It will be more than bliss for them if someone from us go forward and donate them with our useless hair.
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Hair donation can definitely brighten up their lives while adding to their aesthetic beauty. Hair donation, unlike wigs, doesn’t have anything artificial. Simply, when you go for hair cut next time, preserve the wasted hair and donate the same to cancer patients or people who might have experienced hair loss in recent times. It should be done purely on voluntary and charitable purposes. There are many charitable organizations that facilitate so.
Top 6 Global Charitable Organizations that Accept Hair Donations
Locks of Love, Florida (US)
Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Minnesota (US)
Children with Hair Loss, Michigan (US)
Hair Aid, India
Wigs for Kids, Ohio (US)
Angel Hair for Kids, Ontario (Canada)
Hair Donation in India: An Initiative by Hair Aid
Hair Aid, founded by Yatin Deshpande, is the leading NGO and social organization in India that promotes hair donation from the concerned people of the country. All the donated hair is used to create wigs for people suffering from hair loss – free of cost. The organization also spearheads the awareness campaign to make people more aware of this noble initiative in the Indian subcontinent.
Such organizations are already active in other developed countries such as the UK, US and Canada. As per the estimate, around 3% of the global populations suffer from hair loss in one way or another at some stage in their lives.
Hair Donation Guidelines for the Recipients
Minimum Hair that You can take: 6 to 10 inches.
Citizenship Status: You Should be a citizen of the country from where you wish to receive Hair.
Residential Status: You must be a resident of that country
Financial Condition: The Person should be from weaker economical background.
Quality of Living: Or should be of Below Poverty Line (BPL) Category.
Medical Issues: The beneficiary should have experienced hair loss in recent times through medical reasons such as the diseases like Cancer or lupus or other reasons such as burns, accidents and so on.
Documents to be provided: A copy of Birth Certificate and Medical certificate with relevant images of the patient with or without hair loss.
Guidelines to Follow for Hair Donors
Collected Hair should be of maximum a year old.
Such hair should have been stored in a ponytail or braid.
Bleached Hair is not permitted – ask your stylist – if you are not sure.
Sporadic hair collected from floor to form a bundle is not accepted.
Hair with dreadlock is not accepted.
Maximum length of the hair should be of 10 inches.
Hair: The Prized Possession of Every Woman
In the Indian subcontinent hair loss is too common but hair donation is a rare phenomenon due to lesser awareness of this subject. Women of these regions prefer to have long hair, but unfortunately while undergoing a serious medical treatment they might have to part ways with their most prized possession – Hair.
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In such a situation, hair donation is something that could once again bring smiles to their faces while enhancing the level of their beauty quotient through using up the donated hair.