NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Actor Conrad Ricamora performs onstage at The Point Foundation’s Annual Point Honors New York Gala at New York Public Library. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Point Foundation)
I was supposed to be in bed an hour ago but I got sidetracked and need to rant.
I got caught up looking at the different places you can donate your hair to, and it disgusts me how few places there are to donate that are actually non-profit. Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids, who are two of the biggest wig providers for children suffering from hair loss, both charge for their wigs. Wigs for kids charges a whopping $1,800 for each hair piece and Locks of Love does it on a sliding scale depending on income. Both to me are bullshit. Losing their hair and battling whatever illness they have is enough, and I can’t even imagine the hospital bills. All these people want is a sense of comfort and normalcy and they’re being charged ridiculous prices. It sickens me. I found two places that don’t charge a dime for their hair pieces and I really wish there were more out there like them. One place I found is Pantene Beautiful Lengths. They donate to adult women fighting cancer who’ve lost their hair. They’re wigs are completely free of charge. The other I found is called the Angel Hair Foundation in Oregon. They supply wigs to children in Oregon battling illnesses that cause hair loss at absolutely no charge.
Spread the word and tell your friends to do research before they donate, you’ll be shocked at what you’ll find.