Donate Your Hair, Go Green

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fashion-beauty/images/2008-12/locks-of-love.jpgWell, having short hair is better for the environment than having long hair. If you’ve got ten inches of hair to spare, then you probably use a lot of shampoo and conditioner. Some shampoos end up in our waterways and disrupt the ecosystems there. So if you are interested in cutting your hair for the sake of the environment, this might be a charitable way to dispose of it. It’s also technically a reuse for something that may otherwise end up in a landfill.
Well now you can donate your hair:
What are the Rules For Donating Hair?

– Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
– Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
– Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist.
– Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable.
– Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable.
– We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
– Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
– Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
– Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
– 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.

Please Note: Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.
– Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs.

How Do You Donate?
From the Locks of Love Website:

  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
  • Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
  • Hair must be clean and completely dry before it is mailed in.
  • Place the ponytail or braid inside of a plastic bag, and then inside of a padded envelope. Fill out the hair donation form, or write your name and address on a separate sheet of paper and include inside the envelope.

    All hair donations must be mailed to Locks of Love at:

    234 Southern Blvd.

    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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Puneet Verma
Puneet Verma, is founder, promoter & author of Mission Green Delhi platform. He is Acumen & Ideo.org certified Human-Centered Design professional as well. You can find more than 600 articles, stories and poems written by him on this online publication. To share thoughts with him, you can whatsapp him at +91- 9910162399. Puneet had worked with The QED Group LLC (www.qedgroupllc.com), Washington DC based International Development sector management consulting firm and looked after their web projects.

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