This is hannah when she told us she was thinking of cutting off and donating her hair, we asked if our cameras could come along Yeah. this is bridget she has alopecia, which has caused her to lose her hair today bridget is getting a new wig What Happens When You Donate Your Hair I am in a hair salon and I’m about to cut off 12 inches of my hair and donate it to Wigs For Kids. Where I’m feelin’ nervous, definitely, but mostly very excited. Here we go.
Oh, she’s doin’ it. This is my hair. We just cut the first ponytail. Oh my god, this is crazy. So I cut this off my head and now it’s gonna go into a wig. I hope that my hair can help create a wig that is given to a girl that can give her confidence and make her feel beautiful. and followed it from california to ohio first, the hair gets sorted hair that doesn’t meet donation specifications is filtered out and usable hair is sent to the wig manufacturer.
Then, the hair is brushed and the shorter pieces are removed next, ponytails are sewn together and treated in a chemical bath a custom cap is created for each wig based on the shape of the wig owner’s head hair colors are blended to create a natural look hairs are handtied into the wig one at a time eventually, the wigs are completed wigs like these are given to kids like bridget Voiceover Are you excited to get a new hairpiece Yeah. She hasn’t sit still all morning.
What Happens When You Donate Your Hair
Think I saw it in that room. Voiceover This is all the hair that was donated from some special people for you. Is that cool it takes 20 to 30 ponytails to donate one wig Wow. Voiceover Wow. You wanna brush it Uhhuh. Now I got some new hair. Might not seem like a lot in the big scheme of things, but, you know, to, uh, you know, to a little girl it means a whole lot, so I really have to thank the people.