Imagine A Wonderful World Without Sickness… Cancer… And Chemo! Sounds Amazing Right!
Well Pantene wants to help Women who are going through Chemotherapy to be able to feel just as amazing and you can help by Donating your Hair sounds simple enough really but for someone who is going through the fight for their life it can mean so much more. Now if you can’t donate 8 inches which is required length you can always reach into your heart as well as your wallet and donate $ 8 dollars. Now 8 dollars might not sound like a lot of money but imagine if everyone on the planet gave that much… Suddenly you small contribution seems a bit more substantial.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths is a charity campaign that allows individuals to donate hair for women who have lost their own due to cancer treatment. It was created in June 2006, by Pantene in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
For durable and realistic wigs, donated hair must meet these requirements:
Donated hair must be a minimum of 8 inches long (hair is measured from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends).
Donors may straighten hair to measure wavy/curly hair.
Hair is washed and completely dry, without any styling products.
Hair may be colored with vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes. It cannot be bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated.
Hair may not be more than 5% gray. This is because it takes six ponytails to make each wig, and the ponytails for a single wig will be dyed a uniform color. Gray hair (along with permanently colored, bleached, or chemically treated hair) doesn’t absorb color at the same rates as other types of hair, making a uniform color unachievable.
Hair donations are made into free, real-hair wigs by campaign partner, HairUWear and are distributed through the national network of American Cancer Societywigs banks. Monetary donations to the EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund are also accepted.
To us, it’s hair. To women battling cancer, it’s hope.
We know how important the appearance of strong, healthy hair is. For women battling cancer, the appearance of strong, healthy hair is even more important. That’s why we created Pantene Beautiful Lengths, the only program to help women feel like themselves again with free, real-hair wigs. So when you donate 8 inches of hair or $8 dollars to the cause, you’re helping to make sure that happens.
More than 800,000 ponytails donated to date
Our goal is simple. We want to make it possible for women everywhere to share their hair with women who’ve lost theirs. It’s also why we’ve partnered with the American Cancer Society® to make and distribute the wigs.
Thanks to our partnership, we’ve donated 42,000 real-hair wigs to the national American Cancer Society Wig Bank, helping serve those in need every single day. To find out if you’re eligible to receive a free wig, or if there are wigs available in your area, please call the American Cancer Society’s Wig Bank Line at: 1.877.227.1596 or learn more online.
Share your Beautiful Lengths story
Since Pantene Beautiful Lengths began in July 2006, we’ve received thousands of messages filled with hope and gratitude, and also those of love and of loss. The images and messages show women, children—and even men—with their ponytails in hand, ready to donate them in honor or memory of their loved ones. We love hearing your stories and are truly moved by each and every one—and each and every inch.
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