Hair Donations

Wigs 4 Kids helps children who struggle to deal with social acceptance caused by changes in their physical appearance. Thank you for considering donating your hair to Wigs 4 Kids.

We gratefully accept hair donations from around the world!

The majority of all hair donated comes from children who wish to help other children. Please see the step-by-step guide below to learn about donating your hair.


  1. We accept 10” minimum hair length (from top to bottom), however longer lengths are appreciated.
  2. Hair needs to be clean, and thoroughly dry. Please bundle hair in a ponytail or braid before having it cut. After securing the hair, have it cut ABOVE the rubber band to keep the strands bundled together. Once it has been cut please place in a plastic bag such as a Ziploc.
  3. Layered hair is acceptable and may be divided into multiple ponytails and then cut.
  4. Hair may not be colored, chemically treated (if unsure, ask your stylist), or more than 10% gray.
  5. You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10”.
  6. Wigs 4 Kids accepts hair from all ages and all countries.
  7. Hair that was cut years ago or swept off the floor is not usable.
  8. Wigs 4 Kids does accept new human or synthetic wigs and extensions.
  9. PLEASE NOTE: Anyone may cut your hair as long as the above guidelines are followed.
  10. Go Green Salon, located inside Wigs 4 Kids, offers a consultation, haircut & style for a fee to those wishing to donate their hair. 50% of the proceeds from the fee goes back to Wigs 4 Kids. For more information, call 586-772-6656. 
  11. Please complete a hair donation form to send in with your hair to
    Wigs 4 Kids
    , located at: 30126 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082. We always appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge our hair donors.

Our hair donation form is available in a Adobe PDF for ease in printing (it will download to your computer once you click the button):

Wigs 4 Kids T-Shirts

Help spread the word about donating hair! Now you've made the decision to donate your own hair, why not promote your experience? You can further your support by purchasing a fun Wigs 4 Kids t-shirt when you send in your hair donation. Click the pictures below to view t-shirts up close. T-shirts can be ordered on our hair donation form.

*PLEASE NOTE: Children’s t-shirt sizes run small – order one size up.*

Front of W4K "I Made a Difference" T-shirt in BLUE

Back of W4K T-shirts

Front of W4K "I Made a Difference" T-shirts in BLACK

How else can I help?

You can sponsor the making of a wig by participating in the Cuts 4 Cash program. Collect monetary pledges from your friends & family for every inch of hair you donate.

Download Cuts 4 Cash Form

Hair Donation FAQ’s

Will my ponytail make a wig?
It takes approximately 10-12 ponytails to create a wig.

Can I be certain that my hair will be used to make a wig?
The manufacturers make the selection based on several production criteria.

Can I send hair from overseas?
Yes! Wigs 4 Kids gratefully accepts hair from around the world. You can follow the guidelines above to cut and package the hair and then mail it through your local postal service.

When can I expect to receive my thank you letter?
Please allow 30 days for processing. We are grateful for all of our hair donors.

How does your hair become their hair?

  • Step One: A donor with clean dry hair secures it into a ponytail or braid, then cuts it. A minimum of 10 inches of hair is needed.
  • Step Two: The hair undergoes chemical processing at a science lab. This special treatment prepares and sanitizes hair properly.
  • Step Three: A hackle is used to carefully blend and direct the hair from root to end. Natural hair is a blend of many colors.
  • Step Four: One ponytail makes up only about 1/10 of the finished hairpiece. A blend of six to eight ounces of hair in varying shades of color ensures the natural look and feel of the child’s wig.
  • Step Five: A plaster mold is made of the child’s head.
  • Step Six: Once the mold is set, a liquid form is poured into the mold and allowed to dry. When the form and the mold are separated from one another, a cap that fits the size of the resulting cast is made. This cap serves as the foundation of the hairpiece. Because the child who wears the hairpiece will likely swim, shower, and sleep with it on. The design of this foundation is carefully considered and the materials from which it is made are carefully selected.
  • Step Seven: Each strand of hair is hand-tied. The hair is now designed for the child’s request.
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