Hair With Heart Stories

We love hearing your stories and seeing photos of your big chop! Share yours here.

  • Mia, QLD
    I decided to donate my hair because I didn’t want to cut it all off and see it be thrown in the trash when it could help with making a wig for someone without hair.
  • Alana, ACT
    I have always had long hair and my whole life have been complimented on it. My hair became a huge part of my identity and was largely associated with my beauty. Growing up I always wanted to help others and I do a lot of volunteering with those who are less fortunate or who are struggling with mental or physical health issues. I also worked in disability care for a while and my family would foster kids regularly. I am beyond blessed to have such healthy, thick hair but I know for others it can be something that makes them quite self conscious. Hair does not define anyone's beauty but it sure can help with self confidence and I just hope that my small donation will bring some happiness and confidence back. I have been growing my hair since primary school for the exact purpose to eventually cut it and donate it! So finally on my 19th Birthday I cut as much off as I could!
  • Ornella, QLD
    My daughter would like to donate her hair to help others who are less fortunate. Hopefully it will make them feel better.
  • Megan, VIC
    3 years ago when I was 10yo , I decided to grow my hair so I could donate it to help someone in need to feel better and happier!! On the 10th of March I was able to donate 36cm of my hair giving Variety a gift that cost nothing but could change someone’s life!
  • Chaulesteade, QLD
    I had been growing my hair for sometime so that I could donate it for wig making. It is a good feeling knowing that my hair is able to make another person feel better and give them confidence. It’s always good to give to others.
  • Max, VIC
    When my mum said "I wish I could have your hair, it’s like hair of an Angel" I thought, "I want to give it to somebody to make them happy and to share it".
  • Rosie, NSW
    I love giving back and helping people. My work and studies at university in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies inspired me to think far beyond myself and donate my hair to someone who wanted or needed it more than I did. The money I raised was with the intention to assist people living with disadvantage or disability to help them achieve access to necessary services and facilities, as well as fulfilment and value!
  • Lauren, WA
    I've never been overly attached to my hair and if me cutting it could make someone who's experiencing hard times day a little bit better than its worth every cm
  • Beth, QLD
    I’d had long hair all my life and donating it was kinda a bucket-list thing for me. I wanted change as my long hair was dragging me down. I cut it and felt so happy, especially because It was going to someone who needed it
  • Hayleigh, QLD
    I thought about donating my hair for some time as I haven't coloured my hair in 9 years and was growing it with donation in mind. I noticed a few greys starting to come through, so although I was hoping to get it a bit longer, I also wanted to ensure I was able to donate, so I decided now was that time.
  • Harley, VIC
    I want to be able to help people. I'm only 15, so I don't have much money to give just yet. I just hope that I made a difference to someone who needed it.
  • Melissa, NSW
    I chose to donate my hair for the 3rd time this year. I try to do it every 2 to 3 years as soon as it's long enough to meet the requirements. I am almost 30 and I have 2 kids under the age of 4. Im always looking for ways to give to other people and want to teach my kids the importance of giving/ donating/ sacrificing to benefit the lives of others. I'm very lucky to have healthy hair that grows quickly and I feel like something so insignificant to me can be better used to help the lives of other people who need it more than I do.
  • Adiyah, SA
    I wanted to donate hair because I wanted to help kids in need. I also donated hair when I was 3, now I am 7 and had long enough hair to donate again. This year I also raised funds along with my donation. I have already raised 150% of my target and I hope that I will have 200% soon!
  • Jessica, VIC
    Lulu, 7 & Sami, 9 decided about 12 months ago to donate their hair. Whilst they grew their hair they we’re busy making hand made things to sell and held a big ‘chop’ party to celebrate the big event. The girls raised over $3000 and couldn’t be happier! The girls really wanted to do something nice for others and have enjoyed the whole experience of raising money and giving.
  • Anastasia, NSW
    I have always been one for kindness and giving to others. And so when my hair started getting long I thought it would be a good idea to donate it. Being able to give to someone in need means a lot to me and i couldn't think of anything better to do with my hair.
  • Amy, QLD
    My names Amy, I'm 11 & all my life I've had long hair. My long Auburn hair, is what people have known me for. Late last year I made the decision to chop 35.5cm of my hair off & donate it to charity, as I want to be known for more than my hair. I love to give to others. As well as the donating my hair to be made into wigs for people less fortunate than me, I also fundraised more than $1000 for Hair With Heart. I was proudly supported on the day by my mum, teacher, friends & my whole Yr6 class on our last day of primary school. It was an amazing feeling to be able to gift my hair to others.
  • Tessa, WA
    I have been growing my hair to donate for around 2 years now, and I’m glad I did. What inspired me to grow my hair out and then cut it, was the fact that I could help someone so much, with something thing as simple as a hair cut. I highly recommend supporting and participating because it is truely an amazing cause and can really change lives!!
  • Grace, QLD
    I’ve been thinking about this for 3 years and knew that when I was ready to cut my long hair that I would donate it to charity. After the senior students at my school spent a year growing their hair to donate, I was inspired and ready to donate my hair also.
  • Bronte, NSW
    My nan suggested I look at hair donation because she is a Nurse and knows how much it would mean to someone else. I've always had long hair but I can always grow it back. Some people don't have that privilege.
  • Sophie, QLD
    I have been wanting to donate my hair for a long time now and it finally was long enough. It makes me happy to know that my hair will bring a smile to someone else who needs hair more than me.