I'm so excited to announce that I'm partnering with Pantene to help spread the word about National Donate Your Hair Day on September 7th. Now, this isn't just another reason for the beauty industry to celebrate. I'm sure you've heard of Pantene Beautiful Lengths, but what you may not have known is that they have a partnership with the American Cancer Society. We're asking you to "Pony Up" and donate your ponytail to make real-hair wigs available at no-cost to women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. Read on to learn how you can donate and help spread the word. Plus, there's a special opportunity in here for a BeautySweetSpot reader!
While there are many different ways you can donate your hair to create wigs, I've always been a supporter of Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program, because you know exactly where your hair goes. In 2010, best friend Melanie wanted to donate her hair. I recommended this program and covered it on BeautySweetSpot (see her experience here) to encourage others to do the same. After all, since 2006, Pantene has donated more than 28,000 free real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks, which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country.
Looking to donate your hair? Here are the qualifications. When I cut 10" off of my hair in February I, unfortunately, wasn't able to donate it, because it was dyed so frequently. If you are interested in donating and qualify, I'm looking for a BeautySweetSpot reader to join me in NYC on Saturday, September 7th at Pantene's NDYHD event! You'll receive a fresh new cut by a Pantene celebrity stylist (just in time for fall) and be featured in Pantene's video documentary that'll capture your journey. (Note: reader must live in the tristate area).
Comment below and let me know if you'd like to join me on Sept. 7th and donate your hair! Unable to donate? No worries, you can still get involved by pledging to donate next year or by Tweeting their support for the program @Pantene using #BeautifulLengths.