The Canadian Most cancers Society (CCS) says they may not settle for donations of human hair after Dec. 31, 2018 as a result of a decreased demand from sufferers for real-hair wigs.
The Stunning Lengths program, a partnership with Pantene since 2006, has accepted hair donations and supplied most cancers sufferers with free wigs prior to now, prompting greater than 70,000 ponytail donations in that point.
“In recent times, synthetic-hair expertise has vastly improved, giving artificial hair wigs extra of a ‘real-hair’ really feel, making them lighter and cooler to put on and simpler to model,” the group wrote in an announcement on their web site.
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The creation of real-hair wigs will proceed till 2022, utilizing up donations already supplied by beneficiant Canadians, and the CCS stated they may take a look at different choices for individuals who nonetheless wish to donate their hair.
These dedicated to chopping their locks nonetheless have a lot of choices outdoors of CCS. Wigs for Children, based mostly in Ontario, accepts donations, as do Angel Hair For Children and Chai Lifeline Canada. Privately owned salons throughout the nation additionally provide providers to chop and gather hair for donation applications.
Moreover, many most cancers and hair-loss organizations welcome financial donations to assist buy each real-hair and artificial wigs for Canadians who’ve misplaced their hair as a result of varied illnesses and circumstances.
Try these courageous children who stated “goodbye” to their hair to assist most cancers sufferers:
For these trying to donate to CCS earlier than the yr is out, they’ve given the next tips for hair donations:
- Hair should be a minimal eight inches in size
- Hair should be clear, dry and never swept off the ground
- Hair shouldn’t be chemically handled (bleach, color or perm)
- Hair should be not more than 5 per cent gray
To study extra about tips on how to reduce a ponytail for donation, go to the CCS web site.
HuffPost Canada has reached out to CCS and Procter & Gamble (which owns Pantene) for remark and can replace this story once we hear again.
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