Hair With Heart Stories

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

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  • Amelia, WA
    Because when my Mum told me about how donating hair can help someone else in need, I wanted to help someone who was sick and needed a wig. I was going to cut my really long hair eventually and I decided to do it for a good cause. I hope the wig that my hair is made into can help someone who needs it more than me and it makes them really happy .
  • Jake, VIC
    It's just hair to me, but I know to another it can be life-changing. I have donated my hair before and knew that it was time to do it again.
  • Tze Rou, NSW
    I was inspired by one of my classmates who donated her long beautiful hair.
  • Akia, NSW
    I have really long hair, and decided I wanted to get it cut short. I didn’t want my hair going to waste so decided to donate it to make wigs, and also some fundraising along the way. It’s for a great cause.
  • Maya, QLD
    I had been thinking about donating my hair for quite a while so I decided to look further into what donating my hair meant. Once I realised how much hair was actually needed to make only one wig and how the wig would help those in need feel more confident in themselves and help them be able to do the things they wanted without feeling too insecure, I finally decided to donate my hair. To me the only reason I had not done it yet was because I didn’t want to lose my hair. But then I realised that losing it without a choice would be even worse and that whoever would receive the wig would need it more than I did. I’m really happy I decided to donate my hair.
  • Caren, NSW
    I have thought about donating my hair several times but never built up enough courage to do it when my hair was long enough. A friend was recently diagnosed with cancer and the boys were all shaving their heads in support - it was the encouragement I needed!
  • Alexandra, NSW
    I wanted to help others who were suffering from hair loss due to various reasons as a way to give back to the community
  • Elyza, NSW
    I love helping people when I can. It makes me happy. When I wanted to get my hair cut I thought that I could maybe give my hair to someone who could use it.
  • Saisha, NSW
    Hi, my name is Saisha. I am 4 years old. I have very long hair. I cut my long hair so I could donate them to people who have lost their hair. It makes me very happy to be able to help the other kids in need.
  • Zoe, VIC
    36cm of hair lighter and feeling beyond happy that I got the amazing experience of donating my hair. Having witnessed people close to me get very ill and lose their hair I always felt the need to give back and do my part. If anyone is considering donating their hair it is so worth it I definitely recommend it.
  • Ashten, NSW
    One night I was thinking how important my hair was to me and then I realised some people aren’t as fortunate as I am and that began my journey of growing my hair long enough to be able to donate and give people a gift of hair.
  • Alayna k, WA
    My mummy tells me that I am bless with thick and beautiful hair so I can share it with those that lost theirs. Can't wait for it to grow back fast so I can make another person happy.
  • Anika, QLD
    My name is Anika. I am 7 years old and live in Mackay with my mum and younger sister Avie. We had been talking about donating our hair for some time. My mum showed me the video of Hannah’s story on the Variety website and this made me more excited to donate my hair. Everywhere I go, people say what beautiful hair I have. So, I really hope whomever gets the wig made from my hair really loves it. I absolutely love my new short hair do.
  • Avie, QLD
    My name is Avie. I am 5 years old and live in Mackay with my mum and older sister Anika. We had been talking about donating our hair for some time. My mum showed me the video of Hannah’s story on the Variety website and this made me more excited to donate my hair. Everywhere I go, people say what beautiful hair I have. So, I really hope whomever gets the wig made from my hair really loves it. I absolutely love my new short hair do.
  • Natalie, QLD
    I had been growing out my hair for many years because before my grandma passed away from cancer she would always tell me how much she loved my long natural hair. For my 20th birthday, I decided it was time to start a new chapter in my life and give my hair to someone that needs it more than me. I've seen first hand how hard it can be for someone going through an illness and I just wanted to give someone a bit of happiness in their situation. I hope my hair brings someone as much happiness and confidence as it brought me over the years! xx
  • Aimee, NSW
    This is the second time I have donated my hair to Variety. I was inspired years ago when I first learnt about alopecia, and my hair was already quite long so I continued to grow it out so that I could donate it. 3 years later I'm so thrilled that I was able to donate another 40cm, and continue to help lovely kids. Thank you Variety for providing this great opportunity!
  • Adelayde, QLD
    I’m 7 and have had long hair all my life, I wanted to help others in need, I would be happy knowing I’ve made someone in a tough situation happy with my hair
  • Amelia, SA
    When I was young I lost patches of hair with Alopecia, I want to help others that lose hair from a lot of different illnesses and treatments!
  • Paddy, NSW
    I was reading the book 'Stories for boys who dare who be different' and read about a boy called Christian McPhilamy who donated his hair and I thought it was really cool. I already had pretty long hair so I thought I could donate my hair too.
  • Georgia, NSW
    Knowing that there were lots of young people my age who are going through a really hard time and want something as simple as hair. I was happy to share something that I had.