Donate

You can help in many ways

Thank you for being a part of the Hair We Share mission to help maintain the dignity, confidence and self- esteem to those affected by medical hair loss. We use your locks to make  beautiful custom wigs and give them free of charge to kids and adults. We are only able to do this thanks to hair donations combined with financial contributions. When you join our ponytail tracking program, we show you the wig we made from your hair. We never sell hair or wigs.

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Hair We Accept

  • Minimum length of 8″ ***as of August 1st 2019 we are raising the minimum length to  12”*** (Longer hair is preferred. We lose several inches when making a wig). 
  • Hair cannot be highlighted or bleached but can be dyed (natural colors only).
  • Gray hair.
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Hair We Do Not Accept

  • Hair that has been treated with bleach – or lightened.

  • Hair that is not a natural color.

  • Hair that is sent to us wet.

  • Hair that is not packaged in a sealed plastic bag

Correct way to cut hair
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How to Collect Hair

  • Hair must be clean and completely dry.
  • Hair should be secured and cut in several small ponytails rather than one big one, this helps us get the most usable hair.
  • Please do not braid hair. If your hair was already braided and cut, please leave it in the braid and let us know if it is curly. 
  • Curly and wavy hair should be kept in its natural pattern and not blown straight.
  • Cut hair 1” above bands (the one inch above the  band is included in the length of donation).
  • Secure small ponytails together at the top with a rubber band or ribbon.
  • Place and seal in a plastic bag, label bag with your name and contact information.
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How to Send Hair

  • To prevent damage please do not use a paper envelope, please use a padded envelope.
  • Submit an online donation form
  • Mail to: Hair We Share             4 Expressway Plaza Suite LL14 Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
  • We will match your hair to your online donation form when we receive it and send confirmation in about one month.

ONLINE DONATION FORM

 

Fill out before mailing your ponytail donation.

Join our ponytail tracking program

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Join our Ponytail Tracking Program

We keep your ponytail on hold or 2 weeks after we receive it, after 2 weeks it goes into our inventory to make wigs and is no longer available for the tracking program.

When you join our Ponytail Tracking Program, within 6 months of receiving your hair we will send you a photo of your hair in a wig. Although it is not likely, whenever possible we will provide a photograph of the recipient of the wig. Please know that most patients prefer to remain anonymous due to difficulties they face during fragile times in their lives. Our first priority is to the well being of our recipients.

A financial contribution of $125.00 when donating your ponytail will insure that you receive communication regarding the use of your hair. This donation can be made through our website, by check or through a crowdfunding campaign

When you raise additional money through a crowdfunding campaign we will pay it forward to the many ponytails we receive that are not sponsored.

Track your pony tail
tracking your pony tail

Salon Partners

Click the button bellow to see a map with the certified locations by Hair We Share to properly cut your ponytail so that we receive the most usable hair.

If you do not see a salon listed in your area you can use any salon, please bring them the instructions (above) for cutting.

If you are a salon owner and would like to become part of Hair We Share, contact us directly at care@hairweshare.org