We’ve previously talked about our favorite hair donation organizations and why they’re so important to us. But, we don’t always talk about why donating your hair is so important, and who directly benefits from these contributions.
Donating hair is a relatively simple gesture, but it can have a huge impact on the lives of people who are the recipients of human hair wigs from nonprofits, like Locks of Love or the Children with Hair Loss Foundation.
It Helps Defray Costs of a Human Hair Wig
Making a human hair wig is a very technical and time-intensive process. Because of this, the costs of a human hair wig is much higher than a synthetic wig. The benefits of a human hair wig, however, far outweigh the costs. By donating your hair to these organizations, you can help both children and adults who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a high-quality human hair wig.
It Helps Build Confidence
Many people who are dealing with hair loss from chemotherapy or from alopecia areata experience a significant loss of confidence and self-esteem. Human hair wigs are more natural looking and feeling than their synthetic counterparts, which can go a long way in helping people who are experiencing temporary or sudden hair loss from medical treatment or alopecia feel more comfortable with their appearance.