Wigs 4 Kids Hair Requirements Wigs 4 Kids helps children who struggle to deal with the social acceptance often based on their physical appearance. Thank you for considering donating your hair to Wigs 4 Kids. Specifications: 1. We accept 10” minimum hair length (tip to tip), however longer lengths are appreciated. 2. Hair needs to be clean, and thoroughly dry. Please bundle hair in a ponytail or braid before having it cut. After it has been cut please place in a plastic bag. 3. Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails and then cut. 4. Hair may not be colored or chemically damaged (if unsure, ask your stylist). 5. You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10”. 6. Wigs 4 Kids accepts hair from all ages. 7. Hair that was cut years ago is not usable. 8. Hair swept off the floor is not acceptable. 9. Wigs 4 Kids does not accept wigs, falls or synthetic hair. 10. PLEASE NOTE: Anyone may cut your hair as long as the above guidelines are followed. Pantene Hair Requirements In order to make the most beautiful, realistic and durable wigs, donated hair must meet the requirements below. Donated hair must be a minimum of 8 inches long (measure hair from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends). Wavy/curly hair texture is fine—you may straighten hair to measure. Hair should be freshly 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 percent gray. Here's why: It takes at least six ponytails to make a Pantene Beautiful Lengths wig; in general, each ponytail comes from a different person and is a different color. Even though some hair colors may look similar, including gray hair, each is completely unique. For a realistic-looking wig that has consistent color throughout, donated ponytails must be processed and then dyed to the same shade. It is critical for each ponytail to absorb dyes at the same rate in order to create wigs of consistent, natural-looking color. Gray hair, as well as some chemically-treated or permanently-colored hair, does not absorb dye at the same rate as other types of hair. It is much harder to color and, once colored, fades more quickly. Most permanently-colored hair, once it is processed and re-colored, is too fragile and breakable under the rigorous processing required during the production of a Pantene Beautiful Lengths wig.
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