The Rapunzel Foundation is a charitable organization that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss (alopecia) through fund raising as well as through hair raising.
Hair is raised through the Rapunzel Foundation’s Ponytail campaign, where people commit to growing their hair 14 inches or longer with the view to their hair being sent to help make much needed wigs to improve the lives of those living with the hair loss.
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The Rapunzel foundation is delighted to accept hair donations from anyone wishing to give their hair towards a wig for someone who has long term hair loss. Here is the check list and registration form for someone donating hair.
How long does my hair need to be?
Hair needs to be min 14″, preferably one length (no layers).
Can my hair be coloured?
No. Unfortunately chemically treated hair cannot be used in Freedom Wigs. There are other companies who will accept coloured hair and shorter lengths. Little Princess Trust
How old do I need to be to donate my Hair?
There is no age limit for hair donation. Of course if you’re very young you need parental consent. Children’s wigs need children’s hair, so we would be thrilled to accept children’s hair. Adults also wear these wigs so we would be delighted to accept adult hair too.
How do I know my hair is long enough?
Place your hair into a ponytail. Secure with a band at the nape of the neck. Have a ruler read and measure from band to point of hair.
Should I contact The Rapunzel Foundation before I get my haircut?
No this is not necessary. While we love to hear from people and really appreciate your donations we receive a vast amount of emails every week from girls informing us that they are planning to get their hair cut. We love to hear this but as you can imagine it can very time consuming for us to get through all of these mails and to respond as well. The best thing to do is to ensure that your hair is long enough, find your nearest registered salon, get your hair cut, fill in the form on this page and we will be in touch.
Where can I have my hair cut?
Please have your hair cut professionally, with a hairstylist. We have a list of salons that are registered with the Rapunzel foundation. They have all the information on how to prepare your hair for the cut and the procedure necessary for cutting and protecting the ponytail. Registered salons will cut your hair free once you give your hair to Rapunzel.
Do I send the ponytail to Rapunzel?
No. The Hair Salon / Stylist are responsible for sending the Ponytail to The Rapunzel Foundation. Therefore you must leave the ponytail with the Salon.
How will I know Rapunzel gets my Hair?
Make sure you leave your name and address with the salon and we will send you a thank you note for your hair.
Will my hair make a wig for someone?
It takes 20 to 25 ponytails to make one wig! So every ponytail is very precious. We who have hair take it so much for granted, think of the feel good factor you’d get knowing you could help someone have hair!
Will the Hair I give be use to help a child or adult in Ireland?
We have no guarantee that the hair we send to freedom hair will return to Ireland. But we can guarantee that it will be used in a wig (not hair extensions). Remember there is a shortage of hair for these wigs and the company have expressed their delight at receiving Irish hair because of our unusual and beautiful colouring.
Please click on the link below to guide you through a step by step guide on how to prepare your hair on the day of donation.