You once thought about donating your hair, but you don't know who you are talking to and what the steps are like to do so. Not sure if you are eligible? How many centimeters do you need at least? We are trying to enlighten you on the subject ...
Often we want to donate our hair to make life easier for cancer patients, because we have been made aware of this cause. Indeed, hair loss is a side effect of chemotherapy. It can be traumatic by affecting self-confidence and causing anxiety and stress. Wearing a wig can then appear as a solution to conceal this hair loss and limit the consequences. Social security coverage for hair prostheses was revised upwards in 2019. Their maximum amount is thus 350 euros for class 1 wigs and 250 euros for class 2 wigs. However, this reimbursement does not allow to certain patients to benefit from quality hair prostheses because they sometimes have to advance the costs and do not have the possibility of doing so.
Associations give you the opportunity to help these people by donating your hair. In France, there are 2 major associations with different hair harvesting concepts and conditions: Solid'hair and Fake Hair Don't Care.
Solid'hair offers financial assistance for the purchase of a wig
The Solid'hair association proposes to collect the hair of individuals, hairdressers partners and then resell them to professionals. Your wicks should measure at least 25cms and be devoid of chemical treatments. With the money from the sale of your natural locks, Solid'hair helps people with cancer or alopecia areata wigs with limited financial means.
Fake Hair Don't Care creates wigs with your donated hair
We offer personalized and unique wigs made in France thanks to donated hair. These wigs are designed by partner wig makers and then sold to people with cancer at a price that varies according to the family quotient. Fake Hair Don't Care collects hair whose length exceeds 10cms, colored, relaxed or bleached, much more flexible collection conditions than Solid'hair but the final vocation is not the same You can go to a partner hairdresser or cut your hair from home following their process. Photos are there to help you.
How to cut your hair?
Separate your hair into 2, 3 or 4 strands depending on the volume. Tie each strand with two elastics then cut the hair above the 1st elastic. If you are unsure, check with these associations to find a partner hairdresser who will cut and then harvest your locks.