Hair with Heart

Donations of hair are made into wigs for kids who have lost their hair. Losing your hair can have profound psychological effects, particularly through childhood and adolescence. One specialised can wig cost up to $6,000 and lasts two to three years so the cost is prohibitive for many families. Variety raises funds through the sale of the hair which is then used to provide equipment and services children in need so your hair can help in more ways than one!

How it works

Start Fundraising

Setting up an online fundraising page is quick and easy. Why not have a event? Or get your school or workplace involved?

Donate your hair

Make the chop and send it in. Don’t forget to check out the guidelines below and our FAQs.  

Wigs for kids!

Your hair will be made into wigs for kids! Money raised through Hair with Heart will go towards providing equipment and services to children in need.

Guidelines

There are a couple of dos and don’ts to donating your hair. For the further details please take a look at the FAQS

Hair must be 35 cms long

Hair can’t have permanent or semi-permanent hair dye in it

Hair must be tied in multiple pony tails

Hair cannot be mostly grey or dreadlocks. A couple of stands of grey is ok though

How to donate your hair

For full information, please take a look at the Hair Donor Guide.

1. Start fundraising

Whilst not compulsory it’s encouraged. Start your fundraising page here or take a look at our fundraising tips and tricks

2. Find a Hairdresser

Any hairdresser can do the cut, simply tell them you want to donate your hair and follow the instructions below.

3. Clean and Dry

The hair needs to be clean and dry to ensure it doesn’t deteriorate on its way to us.

4. Tied in a Ponytail

Tie the hair in multiple ponytails and secure with elastic bands.

5. Secure with elastic bands

Secure with evenly spaced elastic bands down the length of the pony tail

6. The Big Chop

Cut the hair above the top elastic band

7. Mail it

Place the hair into a plastic bag along with the Hair Donation Form (so we know who the hair is from) and mail it to Variety – the Children’s Charity , Locked Bag 2468 St Leonards NSW 1590

8. Share your story and new do

Be proud of your amazing efforts to help Aussie kids in need. Share your story (and before and after photos) here and with your friends and family.

What happens after I donate my hair?

Donations of hair are made into wigs for kids who have lost their hair. One specialised can wig cost up to $6,000 and lasts two to three years so the cost is prohibitive for many families. Variety raises funds through the sale of the hair which is then used to provide equipment and services children in need so your hair helps in more ways than one.

Share your hair donation story!

Your story is important to us! Tell us how you found out about the program, what made you want to do what you have done for Aussie kids and share your before and after pics!

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