Your ponytails have power, too!
At least 4,000 ponytails are needed each year to make enough wigs for those living without hair as a result of medically-induced hair loss-conditions. When Sustainable Salons first looked into the ponytail donation process, there was not even half that number of ponytails making their way to the right channels!
Don’t bin your ponies, send them to Sustainable Salons! This cool organisation distributes them to charities and local wig-makers where they can become wigs for those suffering from medically-induced hair-loss conditions such as Alopecia and cancer, or help fund other life-changing programs!
Simply follow the steps below to donate your ponytails after your Rock the Chop event.
STEP 1. DECIDE WHO’S CHOPPING
All Sustainable Salons stylists are specially trained to cut ponytails for donation, so why not search for one near you and ask if they could help you at your event?
STEP 2. MEASURE YOUR PONYTAIL
We accept hair from people of any age, gender, hair type and hair colour as long as the hair is properly prepared and measures the correct length. We recommend measuring your hair before you cut your ponytail - that way you can see if even just a little more can make a super special impact!
Here’s how your ponytail measures up...
0 - 20cm
KEEP GROWING! Ponytails must be a minimum 20cm for donation.
20cm + Chemically Treated Hair
Coloured or chemically straightened hair of this length can be used for adult wigs and hair wefts.
20 - 36cm Natural Hair
Your donation is on point for wigs for adults. GROW FURTHER for a truly special impact!
36cm + NATURAL HAIR
Sainthood awaits! Your donation is the holy grail! It can be used to create a wig for a child suffering from cancer or alopecia.
STEP 3. CHOP CORRECTLY FOR DONATION
If you can’t find a Sustainable Salons stylist to cut your hair at your event, please download the Ponytail Donation Toolkit below and take it with you to your event.
In here you’ll find:
STEP 4. POST YOUR PONIES!
Once your ponytails are ready to donate, either drop them off at your nearest Sustainable Salon or follow the packing and mailing instructions outlined on the Ponytail Donation Form.
To discover where your ponytail can end up, or if you have any questions about donating, head to sustainablesalons.org/ponytaildonations/.