Pantene and Seventeen Magazine have teamed up to host the first ever National Donate Your Hair Day (NDYHD) on Friday, April 27, 2012, benefiting the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. NDYHD will be an annual day of giving where people nationwide are encouraged to cut and donate their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
Created in 2006, Pantene Beautiful Lengths inspires people to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to create free, real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. The American Cancer Society distributes the wigs through their nationwide network of wig banks at no cost. Since the start of the program, more than 18,000 real-hair wigs have been provided to female cancer patients. To date, Pantene Beautiful Lengths has received nearly 300,000 hair donations from generous men, women, and children.
The requirements to donate hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths are:
1. Each hair donation must be at least 8 inches long
2. Hair may be colored with vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes. It cannot be bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated.
3. Gray hair is difficult to use in the wig-making process, so hair may not be more than 5% gray at the time of donation.
4. Hair must be sent in dry.
Salons nationwide can participate in NDYHD by agreeing to have their salon listed on the Pantene Beautiful Lengths blog. Clients interested in donating their hair can visit http://beautifullengths.wordpress.com/ for a list of participating salons in their area.
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