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HAIR PREPARATION GUIDELINES

HAIR PREPARATION GUIDELINES - APRIL FUNDRAISING EVENT ONLY

  • Minimum 6 inch length hair donations-Treated and grey hair is acceptable.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum of 6 inches and up.
  • Hair that is swept off the floor is not usable.
  • Hair that is shaved off and is not in a ponytail or braid is not usable.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Please ensure your hair has been washed and thoroughly blow-dried before you arrive at the Event ...our participating hair stylists will look after the rest when you arrive!
  • Note: No minimum length if you are shaving your head.

HAIR PREPARATION GUIDELINES - FOR EVENTS BEFORE OR AFTER OUR MAIN APRIL EVENT &/OR FOR MAILED IN HAIR DONATIONS:

  • Note: For Non-Fundraisers: Minimum 10 inch length hair donations
  • Minimum 6 inch length if you are fundraising for us - Treated and grey hair is accepted.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum of 10 inches and up.
  • Hair that is swept off the floor is not usable.
  • Hair that is shaved off and is not in a ponytail or braid is not usable.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.

 

  • Please ensure your hair has been washed and thoroughly blow-dried before it is cut at your local hair salon. Your hair stylist will do the following:
    • Secure ponytails or braids with tight rubber bands at both ends. A second hair band can be placed around the middle of the ponytail to help keep the hair together. Note: If the hair comes out of the band, it will not be usable
    • Cut the hair above the rubber band NOT below.
  • Make sure you have the length left on your hair that you wish to have without compromising the needed length in the donated hair.
  • Place your DRY HAIR in an envelope or plastic bag and include information on the length of hair donated & the donor's name, address, date of birth & email. NOTE: Hair Donation Ottawa do NOT send a certificate of appreciation to any hair donors mailing in hair.
  • You can then either drop your hair off at the Hair Donation Ottawa main April event OR mail to:

Hair Donation Ottawa
1568 Merivale Road, Unit #3
Ottawa ON K2G 3J9
Canada

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