If donating your hair to Locks of Love, is something you are considering, here are a few basic tips and steps that I learned during my process of donation.
*Hair that is bleached, or highlighted is not usable. (color treated or permed is acceptable)
*Hair that is loose and untied or without a braid, are not usable.
*Dreadlocks are not usable.
*Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
*Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure 10 inches.
*10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
*Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair.
-When cutting your hair, always secure a pony or braid with a hair tie. (Tip: do not use a plastic tie because it may break. Hair that is scattered and loose can not be used)
-Next, measure your length with a ruler and keep in mind 10 inches is the required length.
-After your hair has been cut place the hair in a plastic ziplock bag.
1.) Download your Donation Form and fill it out.
2.) Package your hair, and Donation Form, in and envelope with the correct amount of postage. (Locks of Love notes that many packages have been returned due to lack of postage.)
3.) Send your package to:
Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Fl 33405-2701
Voila! Your hair will soon be transformed into a beautiful custom hair piece that is sure to bring a smile and a bit of sunshine, to a child's life.