Hair With Heart Stories

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

  • Raiz, NSW
    We were unable to fall pregnant for two years, with 3 different doctors advising IVF, but God made it possible. He answered my prayers and gave me miracles, not just one but two. I am now a mother of two and have been growing out my hair to donate to Hair with Heart. I'm passionate about sharing and giving what I can to touch people's lives. Through this I extend my gratitude to God.
  • Georgia, WA
    After seeing an ad with a girl my age donating her hair, I was inspired to do the same thing. While I was slowly growing it as much as I could, a girl in my school was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. I saw her lose her hair and it made me want to help even more! I wish I could help all the kids not be sick but I feel like me donating my hair might help them feel a bit better and smile.
  • Bee, VIC
    To help those in need.
  • Shama, NSW
    A lot of people have been asking me "Why are you cutting your hair, you have beautiful hair?" The answer to this question is "I've noticed over the years that my hair causes stress and strain to my neck due to the thickness. It's been on my mind for a few years now and when Chloe Rice cut her hair and donated it for someone in need, it automatically bought a smile to my face knowing that someone can use my hair and it will be turned into a wig for someone who has lost their hair from cancer, alopecia or other medical conditions. I'd rather have my locks go to someone in need rather than letting them get swept up into a pan at the hair salon and thrown out."
  • Preyas, NSW
    Preyas is 34 months old and he has very beautiful hair. When we decided to cut his hair, we thought to use it for a good cause for someone who can use his hair rather than throwing away.
  • Nicole, NSW
    I am thankful that I have thick hair that seems to grow constantly. I was aware through conversations that most people are not so lucky and some people have special reasons why they couldn't grow hair at all. I wanted to share my blessings with people who would appreciate it rather then lament it.
  • Nadeesha, VIC
    I always wanted to do something for the people who can't have hair. When I was researching about it, I saw Variety Hair with Heart and started growing my hair. The day I donated my hair was one of my happiest days in my life.
  • Nawang, WA
    Just felt right to do it rather than wasting it!
  • Ceanne, QLD
    I’ve always had long hair and knew that I wanted to donate it when I graduated school, my grandma being an inspiration as she once battled cancer herself. Knowing that my hair was going to be a wig for someone who really deserved it was an amazing feeling.❤️
  • Vanessa, SA
    To honour my beautiful Aunty Christine who was brave and beautiful and supported so many even while living with cancer.
  • Georgia, NT
    I finished school last year and have decided I'm going to work on a remote cattle station in the NT. I LOVED MY LONG HAIR! But I know it would get in my way and be impractical, especially being in the NT as it's HOT. That's when I decided it was time to cut my hair and I've always wanted to donate it when I did! I wouldn't be able to cut that much of my hair off and let it go to waste, I'd feel selfish. So I hope my hair can help someone have a wig of there own! Lots of love and best wishes, Georgia xo
  • Alice, VIC
    My mum showed me a video of a girl with alopecia. I also read a book about a 12yr old girl with cancer and we have a Livvis Place near us. I wanted to do something kind for others.
  • Jodie, SA
    My hair had been growing for 4 years, I am sure for the last 3 years I had been talking about cutting it & donating it. Finally had the chop, much to the delight of friends & family who kept asking "when are you donating it???". So happy it has been passed on, hope they enjoy it as much as I did...might start growing it again 🙂
  • Nidhi, QLD
    This is the 4th time I have donated my hair. I was introduced to this by a friend and knew immediately that I wanted to keep doing this whenever I'm able to.
  • Tanya, NSW
    I’ve made the decision to take the big chop and change lives! I have been growing my hair for three years and would really like to make a difference by giving my hair to make a wig for a child that is unable to grow hair. I have appreciated the work of this foundation for many years. I have, however, been unable to previously donate my hair due to it being coloured, not the correct length or being unwell myself. I have always set my life's goals to help others in any way I can, so here today, I have had the chop and am ready to send the hair in to help make a wig. Along with this, I am absolutely blown away and amazed at the generosity that my friends and family have all sown me. I have raised $363 in two days 🙂 Thank you everyone for supporting me through this journey. I hope I have made a difference in more than one person's life from my fundraising and hair donation.
  • Shia, WA
    Because he could help a child in need
  • Astrid, WA
    One day while watching TV, I saw some kids without hair. I asked my mum why they didn't have hair, and she explained that hair loss can be something some people go through, or people can lose their hair while undergoing some medical treatments for other illnesses. Mum then mentioned that people donate their hair to wig makers for these people. My hair was already quite long at this stage, so I asked mum if I could donate my hair to make a wig. Of course she said yes. And 12 months later I made the chop 😊
  • Angelina, QLD
    Being diagnosed with emphysema, I was struggling with long hair and I wanted to pay it forward. So it's gone from long and dark (some grey) to short and pink. It took me 9yrs to grow; unfortunately that's the last time I'll have long hair.
  • Azlan, NSW
    I was growing my hair since early 2022 and decided to cut it. I didn't want to just throw my hair away, so I asked my parents what should I do. They suggested that I can donate it. I want my hair to go into a wig for a child so that they can feel great and happy about themselves.
  • Nadeesha, VIC
    This is the second time I have done this and I always wanted to give my hair to someone who needs it.