Donating my hair to a cause has always been on my bucket list. On Jan. 8, 2018, I was able to cross it off! I recently chopped off about 17 inches of my hair and donated 16 inches to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. Here are my before/after pictures + a video documenting my whole experience!
1.) Why Pantene?
There are so many organizations to consider when picking a charity for hair donation. All with pros and cons, but I loved the fact that Pantene offered free wigs to women battling cancer. Creating real hair wigs is a costly matter and some organizations have to charge patients a small fee to help offset the cost. However, I’m not a fan of this method because I think giving back should always come with no strings attached.
Pantene is also all about women empowering other women (#GirlPower) which I wholeheartedly support.
To donate to the program your ponytail length has to be a minimum of 8 inches. Also, no dyes, bleaches, or chemicals to the hair are accepted. In addition, your hair can have no more than 5% gray to be considered. To learn more about Pantene’s hair donation requirements click here.
It takes 8 – 15 ponytails to create just one Pantene Beautiful Lengths wig, so every donation counts! If you are hesitant about donating, I encourage you to just go for it. Short hair is absolutely liberating — no regrets on my end. And overall, it just feels so good knowing how impactful my hair donation can have on someone’s life. Think about it…the dead stuff that grows on your head can restore hope in someone’s heart. How beautiful is that? 🙂