With the rising popularity of chic and manageable lobs, we’ve been seeing a lot of clients at the salon come in for a big chop. Though many are just looking for a change, in some cases they are also able to make a change in the life of others by donating their locks to charity. If you’ve ever thought about taking the plunge and cutting those long tresses, read on to see if your discarded hair could be used for a good cause too!




The hair being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society needs to be at least 8 inches long – this is the minimum length needed to make a wig. There is no maximum length, so you can donate at any point after your pony reaches 8 inches.


Hair must be your natural and free from dye. It cannot have been permed, and needs to be less than 5% grey.


Donated hair needs to be cut off and kept together in a ponytail. Likely your hairdresser will have some experience with cutting hair to donate, but locks should be secured with an elastic just below where it will be cut. When it is chopped off, the elastic remains on the hair and keeps it together.



Need more info? Check out the Canadian Cancer Society’s website!

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