We are very proud of the amazing high-quality, real-hair wigs that we produce. We truly value your donations, so before your sponsored haircut, please follow the guidelines below to ensure that your hair donation is suitable and your fundraising is set up correctly.
Thinking about donating your hair to The Little Princess Trust? Thank you!
Before you reach for the scissors, please watch our Celebrity Hairdresser Ambassador, Andrew Barton's step-by-step guide to cutting the perfect hair donation for LPT.
Next, please scroll down to read our full Hair Donation guidelines.
Sharing your hair with children and young people experiencing the devastating effects of hair loss is an incredible thing to do. By watching this film and following our guidelines, you are helping us achieve our objectives of providing the highest quality, real-hair wigs. Don't forget - we need financial donations to help us cover the costs of providing and fitting our wigs - every penny that you raise really does make a difference to the lives of our young wig recipients.
There are lots of ways to process your fundraising for us but we think the easiest by far is to set up an online Just Giving page.
Just Giving makes it super simple for you to spread the word about your awesome fundraising efforts, via email and across your social media networks, which then makes it easy-peasy for your friends, family and colleagues to get behind you, helping you to smash your fundraising goals!
After your fundraising has ended, Just Giving will transfer the money directly into our account, so we can crack on with providing our beautiful wigs, free of charge, to the young people who need them, and funding vital research into childhood cancers.
Watch this video guide which tells you how to set-up your page, then click here to get started!
Hair we can use
- All hair donated to us must be in excellent condition
- Our greatest need is for hair donations that are 16" (41cm) or longer
- We encourage all of our growers to keep growing until at least 12" (30cm)
- We can accept a minimum length of 7”/17cm
- Clean, dry hair, from any gender (please do not send us wet hair - it will not dry properly and is not usable)
- Great condition (no split ends) and of any natural colour
- Straight, wavy or chemically straightened
- Curly hair – please see our curl chart guidelines for further information
- Grey hair - we can accept hair with limited amounts of grey content. Find out more
- Permanently dyed;* bleached/highlighted hair (*if dye is of a natural colour and overall condition of hair is good)
- Ponytail/s cut a maximum of 5 years ago, if preserved and in good condition. Find out more, here.
- We accept hair from within and outside the UK. For more information on overseas donations, click here
Sorry, we cannot use hair that is…
- Less than 7”/17cm long
- Dyed an unnatural colour (blue, purple, etc)
- Hair that has been dyed using semi-permanent dye
- Henna-dyed hair
- Dreadlocks cannot be used in our wigs. Part of the preparation to blend hair donations together involves combining individual strands of hair. All hair must be able to be combed to separate these individual hairs
- Hair extensions. Find out more
- Very tightly curled hair - our wig maker is not a specialist in working with tightly curled hair. We do supply tightly curled wigs by either curling the hair after the wig has been made, or by using a specialist supplier. Click here for more information
- Don't despair if you can't donate your hair! Click here to discover other ways that you can support LPT!
Cutting & donating your hair
- Wash and DRY your hair (we cannot accept wet hair - it does not dry in the post and will not be suitable if you have dried it after cutting on a radiator or other heat source)
- Do not use conditioner or styling products
- Put your dry hair into a ponytail/secure at both ends with a hair band, and one halfway down
- Ask your hairdresser to cut above the top band
- Put the cut ponytail/s into a cardboard or heavyweight paper envelope
- Include your completed Hair Donation Slip
Post to us at:
The Little Princess Trust
32-35 Broad Street
- Please have your parcel weighed to make sure you purchase the right postage.
- Include your email address, clearly written, using this Hair Donation Slip, so that we can email you a certificate of thanks
- We cannot provide photographs of the child receiving a wig
- We cannot provide pictures of a wig made from your hair
- Just having your long hair cut is great; you don’t have to go for the whole shave
- Please think very carefully before having your hair cut, to be certain you want to go ahead
- If you’re under 16, you must obtain permission from your parent/guardian before the haircut
- The final decision as to whether or not your hair will be used is made by our wig makers
Thank you for your fantastic donation. To ensure we can use your valuable contribution, please follow this 4-step guide.
Wash hair and dry thoroughly. Do not use conditioner or styling products. Put hair into ponytail/s.
Secure ponytails at both ends with a hair band, and one halfway down (or at regular intervals for longer hair). Ask your hairdresser to cut above the top band.
Place cut hair in a zip lock/resealable bag, inside a cardboard or heavyweight paper envelope. Include your completed Donation Slip. Have your envelope weighed to ensure the correct postage.
Post the envelope to us at: The Little Princess Trust, Broadway House,
32-35 Broad Street,
HR4 9AR. UK.
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