Where, Oh Where, Can You Donate Your Kid’s Long Hair?

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This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for 2018. 

The Blessing and Curse of Long Hair

My two daughters took after their momma and by age four had long beautiful, flowing…tangled, crazy, battle-inducing…locks. Argh!!

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Cutting the hair your child has been growing for so very long can be intimidating and a little scary for everyone involved.

For us, however, those feelings only came once. After the first haircut, we quickly realized just how easy short hair is to manage, and how crazy cute little girls are when they sport it!

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Donating Hair Makes a Big Haircut Even More Worth It

When you are able to donate that hair, it gets even easier!

The joy you feel from giving a gift to someone in need takes away the intimidation of cutting those long locks. Now, instead of fearing time in the chair, my girls anxiously await the big cut, asking daily if their hair is long enough yet.

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But how do you donate your hair…and what are the requirements?

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4 Places to Donate Your Hair, Including 2 in Michigan

Many local salons will offer a haircut discount for those who desire to donate their hair. Please be sure to check with each donation organization to find participating salons.

Children With Hair Loss – Rockwood, MI

  • Provide children, under the age of 21, who have medically-related hair loss with a custom hair replacement.
  • 8” minimum length (longer is preferred)
  • Read all their requirements and apply to donate here.

Locks of Love – West Palm Beach, FL

  • Provide children, age 21 and under, suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis, with hair prosthetics.
  • 10” minimum length
  • Read all their requirements and apply to donate here.

Wigs 4 Kids – St. Clair Shores, MI

  • Provide wigs to children and young adults under 18 in Michigan who are dealing with hair loss, at no cost to them or their families.
  • 10” minimum length (longer is preferred) OR 7-9″ for a boy’s wig or short wig for a girl
  • Read all their requirements and apply to donate here.

Wigs For Kids – Westlake, OH

  • Provides hair replacement systems to kids 18 years and younger who are experiencing hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical reasons.
  • 12” minimum length
  • Read all their requirements and apply to donate here.
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2 thoughts on “Where, Oh Where, Can You Donate Your Kid’s Long Hair?”

  1. My daughter was blessed with thick, fast growing hair and we donated it this past spring. Super proud of her for making this decision, given she is only three. If you go to Great Clips they will cut it and send it in for you and give the donatee a free hair cut. The hair is sent to Locks of Love.

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