Although plenty of full sized wigs are available on the market, there are few which are available and small enough to fit young children. This means there are many young patients who are going through the trauma of losing hair due to treatments and medical conditions, but do not have the comfort of being able to wear a wig.
The ‘Little Princess Trust’ charity relies on donations from people to make their wigs. Each wig requires an average of ten donations worth of hair; this is partially because an astonishing four inches of hair are lost in the specialist knotting process used to make the wigs.
How to donate your hair
Your donation can have an extremely positive impact on a child’s life, as well as give new life to your own look! If you want to donate your hair you will need to;
- Wash and dry your hair, do not use any styling products
- Secure the dry hair into a ponytail or braid, and then secure both the ends with an elastic band.
- Cut your hair above the band closest to your head
- Place your hair into a clear, resealable plastic bag, then place into a padded envelope and post to:
Little Princess Trust
32-35 Broad Street
What Is The Difference Between Human Hair And Synthetic Hair In Wigs?
Both human hair and synthetic hair have their own advantages and limitations which is why some people choose one over the other if they are losing hair.
Human Hair offers the most natural look, not only does it have a natural shine and movement, it is highly versatile. Human hair can be carefully cut and styled according to the wearers preference, can last for over a year, yet it is a more expensive choice.
Synthetic hair is appealing in the sense that it can be won immediately with little to no styling required. The hair fibres used will have a ‘memory’, so any waves or volume will bounce back with minimal maintenance required. However the hair is not versatile and has a shorter lifespan of around four to six months.