Contrary to popular belief, not all girls who take a leap of faith in the form of a huge hair chop are moving on from a lost love of sorts. Some of them are donating their hair to organizations that help make wigs for cancer patients — and maybe it’s time you should too. This quarantine has forced many to grow their hair out. You’re probably itching to get to the nearest salon but before you do, consider donating your locks to organizations that help cancer patients. You get to donate your hair, help someone smile, and sport a brand new short bob!
Why you should consider donating your hair
Long hair takes a lot of time (and products) to maintain. We also live in a tropical country where it’s humid almost year-round and waist-long hair doesn’t exactly do wonders to cool you down. If you’re still iffy about getting a short haircut, you shouldn’t be. If you think your new ‘do doesn’t suit you, in a few month’s time it will grow back like magic. Besides, we shouldn’t take for granted our given ability to grow our hair as long as we want to, some aren’t as fortunate.
The locks you donate will be made into wigs for cancer patients who have or are currently undergoing chemotherapy, a radiation process with hair loss side effects. Your hair can give these patients the confidence and happiness they need in such a tough time in their lives. Plus, getting a short hair cut is quite a therapeutic change!
Are you ready to donate?
Hair for Hope
To donate your hair, seal it in plastic and send it HEADS by volu-med Salon, G/F Unit 133 Shangri-La Hotel Makati, Ayala Avenue cor. Makati Avenue, Makati City. Address it to Ms. Des Rea. You can also contact 0917 586 0145 and message their Facebook page for inquiries.
The Hope Project
Follow The Hope Project on Facebook to get updates on when they’ll be opening donations.
Strand Up for Cancer
Strand Up for Cancer accepts hair donations from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Don’t hesitate to send them a message on Facebook for your concerns.
Makati Medical Center
Makati Medical Center holds annual hair donation drives through their Gift of Your Hair events which started in 2016. Last year they collected bundles of hair from more than 200 donors. The event was in partnership with HEADS by volu-med and those who dropped by the Cancer Center to donate hair were treated to free haircut and styling.
While there are no announcements yet for this year’s Gift of Your Hair event, you can keep your eyes peeled. For inquiries, call Cancer Center at 8888 999 loc. 7122 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, you can keep growing your hair as long as you like.
Cuts Against Cancer
Locks of Love – JCI Zugbuana
Where are you going to donate your hair?