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National Haircut Week 2012: Donate Your Hair to Women With Cancer

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Did you know that almost 60% of Australian women have experienced cancer themselves or through a close friend or relative. Both of my beautiful aunties have survived breast cancer, and I am always looking for ways to support cancer research.

Take the plunge and get the chop

The Beautiful Lengths programme is dedicated to helping women who are battling cancer by using donated hair to make free, real-hair wigs.

To donate your hair you must have a minimum of 20cm length in good condition, have no dyes or bleaches and no more than 5% grey.

If you have long, natural hair consider donating some of it

Full information about how to prepare hair is available on the Beautiful Lengths website.

National Haircut Week is November 12-18 and you can join one of the events around Australia, or host your own haircutting party for this amazing cause.
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Why? Because this is a really good cause
When: Start growing your hair now
Where: Take the instructions to your local salon
Cost: Free wigs for women with cancer
Your Comment
Fantastic cause!!! I'm cutting mine on Monday. My hair is nearly to my bottom. Time to donate I think!!
by cathe (score: 1|14) 3002 days ago
I think its a great idea, HOWEVER, about 12 years ago, I worked somewhere and 3 of the women shaved their hair for cancer. Would you believe, two weeks after they did that we, (including 2 of these women) were made redundant. I don't know about you, but it may be very hard to get a job in the customer sales area with a bald head.
I think this is a noble cause, but think carefully before you make this big decision
by marga85 (score: 1|60) 3000 days ago
Great article! I'm kind of tempted to do this. Summer's a good time to have short hair.
by jenny (score: 1|20) 3002 days ago
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