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I Got My Hair Chopped Off

I Got My Hair Chopped Off

So…I usually get my hair trimmed twice a year and it was getting to be that time of year. I wanted to get a little more cut off than I did last time and wanted to get it done soon because it was getting to be hard to manage, the boys were getting tangled in it, I was sitting on it and the weight was contributing to headaches! I got to thinking about it and got excited thinking that if I got a little bit more taken off then I’d have enough to donate to an organization that makes free wigs for people who have lost their hair.

The friend who used to cut my hair moved away, so I spent some time looking up reviews for salons in the area we live in now and found one I thought I liked with good reviews (B. Lush if you’re from this area). I messaged them and they were able to get me in that evening (thanks Nikki)!

When looking at different organizations to donate to, most require 8-12 inches. I ended up getting about 14 inches (some layers in there too) cut off, plus whatever was cut off additionally after that to even things up and add some layers. I love it and it felt so much lighter right away! It had gotten so hard to manage that I was wearing it up most of the time, so I’m looking forward to being able to wear it down more now!

I’d like to donate my hair to be used in a wig for kids or people who have lost their hair, like my mother-in-law when she was battling cancer over five years ago. I’ve seen that there are several organizations who take hair donations and make wigs free of charge for people who have lost their hair and I look forward to donating mine to one of these…I just don’t know which one yet!

If you have any helpful suggestions or recommendations for organizations to donate to please drop them in the comments section below! Or if you’ve donated in the past, or been a recipient of a gifted wig, I’d love to hear your thoughts! I’ve heard it takes anywhere from 12-20 donations (depends on the organization and the people donating) to make one wig! That’s a lot of love and teamwork!

Fun fact: I didn’t have my hair trimmed for the first time until I was about 14 years old and haven’t had more than 4-6 inches taken off until this week.

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273 Comments

  1. Elizabeth

    ‘Locks of Love’ is great!!
    They make wigs for kids with cancer!

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    • Abby

      Wigs for kids

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      • C

        You look gorgeous!!!

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        • Amanda

          One’s Life Journey. Look them up on Facebook

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          • Deena

            Oh wow, you look fanrasric!!!

        • Katie Burris

          Locks of Love

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          • Mickey

            We have done both locks of love and wigs for kids. Locks of love charges outrageously for the wigs. So wigs for kids is our go to ❤️ we do this with mine and my girls hair every few years. Love the new style you look stunning.

          • Ginger

            My daughter is a survivor of childhood brain cancer. We donate to wigs for kids because it is free for children who are going down this journey. It hits home Everytime isee her getting it cut to donate.

      • Mary

        We donated my daughter’s donation to Children with Hair Loss

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        • Jennifer Middleton

          Yes!! I just donated my hair to Children with hair loss after watching and checking them out for a year. Wonderful organization!

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      • Kelsie

        Don’t do locks of love!! They charge for the wigs.
        Wigs for Kids gives them for free

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      • Sarah

        Yes! Wigs for kids hands down. My old salon stopped donating to locks of love bc they were charging for the wigs.

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      • Lauren

        Do Wigs for Kids! I’ve donated my hair twice. DO NOT do Locks of Love because their wigs are not free to cancer patients. They are charged based on a sliding scale. I was so disappointed when I heard that! My first donation was through Pantene Beautiful Lengths and the second was Wigs for Kids! I like Wigs for Kids because they send updates and show you where your hair goes. I love it! Shorter hair suits you.

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      • Chris

        Go with Pantene, they don’t charge like Locks of Love. It looks so pretty and fun now! Good for you! That can be scary, I don’t blame you! 🙂

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      • Erin

        Wings for kids and pantene both are great options and to the best of my knowledge dont charge like some other organizations

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    • Julie

      Please not Locks Of Love, they charge for their wigs.

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      • Emily

        Wifs For Kids our Children With Hairloss are both fantastic organizations! Locks of Love is the most popular but they charge their clients for the donated hair. I believe Children With Hairloss will even take grey and died hair!

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        • Amanda

          PLEASE not Locks of Love. They end up selling most of their donated hair commercially. PANTENE is a great organization who donates all of their wigs free of charge. Wigs for Kids is another great organization.

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      • Mary

        I donated mine to locks of Love but then found out they sell the wigs they make out of them so won’t be using them anymore. The point is to help people out not make money out of them so be careful and get really informed because I didn’t do my homework

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      • Elsa

        Wigs for kids! That’s where we’ve always donated our hair, because the wigs are free for the patients!

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      • Meghan

        I 2nd children with hair loss! We have one in monroe, michigan. They never charge any customer for their wiga. I donate to them once a year. My oldest has donated to them twice. No requirement on length! If need more information let me know.

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      • Madison

        The last time I donated, my hairdresser said Pantene gives their wigs free of charge to children!

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    • Julie T

      Kids With Hair Loss is a fabulous organization!

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    • Amber

      They charge for wigs! Wigs for Kids does not charge…

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      • Sarah

        Don’t use Locks of Love. They advertise themselves as a charity when in reality they’ll use some of the hair for hair extensions. I like to use Childrens with Hair Loss. They make wigs for kids with cancer and other hair loss conditions.

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      • Monica

        Children with Hair Loss! My sister got her wig from there when she lost all of her hair and it made such a difference to her. Great organization

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        • Sierra

          Children with hair loss is great! I would definitely go with them. I’ve donated mine there several times!

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      • Lisa

        Children with hairloss is a wonderful organization that provides wigs for kids for free. You just need to put it in an envelope and send it in. They are located near my home in Michigan. I’ve volunteered there sorting the hair it was so great seeing everything from a tiny little girl pony being donated to one such as yours❤️. I highly recommend them.

        http://childrenwithhairloss.us/

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    • Felicia

      please don’t use locks of loves. their wings are not free. I’ve fallen for this scam before!

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    • Clare

      Locks of love is not as good as they seem! They take donated hair and then charge money for the wigs!!

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    • Genevieve

      They actually do not. They make weighs fire children with permanent hair loss, like alopecia, but they do not make free weighs for chicagoan going through cancer treatments who will one day regrow hair.

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      • Genevieve

        I should not try to type on my phone. They make wigs for… they do not make free wigs for children who will regrow hair.

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    • Genevieve

      That is a beautiful length on you!

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    • Connie

      Not Locks of Love, they make kids pay for wigs. It’s bad enough not having hair ( I know had cancer) but to have to pay is sometimes hard on the family.

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    • CASSANDRA

      Please do NOT donate there… they charge families based on their income…. please donate to wigs4kids or Pantene….

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    • Karley

      I use Children with Hair Loss. They make wigs for kids at no charge. Pantenes Great Lengths will give wigs to women too. Locks of Love charges people so I won’t donate to them again.

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    • Jen

      Wigs for kids! Lock of loves charge their patients for the wigs. My son donated around two 16″ pony tails and two 18″ pony tails!

      Love the new look!

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    • Vicki Fulmer

      No, Locks of Love throw away a lot of hair and change people dhir them. Do not use them. Wigs for kids or Pantene wigs for kids are best.

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    • Cas

      Locks of love charges for the wigs. Not a good place to donate

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    • Elizabeth

      I find it strange that they wear coats while inside the house.

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    • Darlene

      Jill your hair looks so healthy now . I love your hair cut . Looks so much better!

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    • Kelly

      Donate to wigs for kids !! They donate the wigs to kids without hair unlike locks I’d love who sells them. Donate to wigs for kids for sure !!!

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    • Michelle

      Locks of love actually charges based on the family’s income.

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    • Vickie lee

      They charge for their wigs. There are organizations that don’t charge cancer patients. I like the idea of not charging because they’re going through enough with the cancer.

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    • Jean

      Your hair looks fantastic! You are so pretty Jill. Miss seeing your family on Counting On. God Bless you all!

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  2. KRistin V

    So beautiful! Either Pantene Beautiful Lengths or Wig for Kids. They don’t charge recipients. Love of Love charges.

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    • Melissa

      Girl! Look look bomb! You have to choose Children With Hairloss! It’s an amazing program and they do not sell your hair to other wig makers! http://www.childrenwithhairloss.us

      They are located in Michigan and you can guarantee a child in need will receive a wig from your hair!

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    • LIsa

      Please don’t donate to Locks of Love. They don’t make wigs for cancer patients, they waste a bunch of hair, and they charge. Donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths instead.

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    • Amanda

      love the new look!

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  3. Tonia

    Wigs for kids…..just please dont do locks of love, they charge for their wigs. Wigs for kids does not charge. Pantene great lengths is another one that does not charge for wigs

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    • Crystal

      Children with hair loss is the organization I choose when I donated my hair. I choose this organization because the wigs are completely FREE for the children. Other organizations charge for the wigs. I don’t feel this isnt right, especially when the person battling cancer or something else doesn’t need to worry about that charge. People donate their hair to help someone in need and to bring a smile to their face. I feel Children with Hair loss really does that!

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      • KathY

        Yes!!! They are great!

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      • Meghan

        I 2nd children with hair loss! We have one in monroe, michigan. They never charge any customer for their wiga. I donate to them once a year. My oldest has donated to them twice. No requirement on length! If need more information let me know.

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    • Melanie

      Pantene or Wigs for Kids. Please do not donate to Locks of Love. They do not donate wigs to kids with cancer. They sell their wigs.

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    • Tracy

      I have donated my hair to children with hair loss twice. They provide 1 free wig every year until a child is 18!

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    • Pat

      My brother donates to Locks of Love but I have heard they charge for their wigs. A few months ago I suggested you cut some of your hair and your fans were not nice. You look beautiful.

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  4. Aliah Ammon

    I’ve donated my hair 3 times. Once to Locks of Love (I regret that) and the past 2 times to Wigs 4 Kids. I highly, highly suggest Wigs 4 Kids.

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  5. Rachel

    Locks of Love will charge a fee for wigs made with certain hair colors (like red)
    When I donated, around 4 years ago, my donation went to Wigs For Kids

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  6. Jess

    I donated abot 20 inches to Wigs for Kids almost three years ago!

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    • Carie blue

      SUPER SUPER CUTE!!! Looks really good on you!!

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  7. Carly

    It looks great! I have donated in the past to Children With Hair Loss. They are a great organization!

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    • Mackenzie

      I donated about 2 feet of my hair a few months ago to wigs for kids! They are great!

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    • Abby

      I’ve donated my hair twice. Once to Locks of Love and once to Wigs for Kids. I later found out that Locks of Love charges their recipients for the wigs but Wigs for Kids doesn’t. Wigs for Kids even sent me an email that kind of showed the process of what they do with the hair!

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    • Laura

      Wigs For Kids is a great organization. You can even donate in the name of a loved one. My youngest daughter has donated her hair there too! Your new hair looks beautiful! Great job!

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    • Megan

      I second this organization! I’ve donated to locks of love and Pantene before, but after reading up on CWHL I won’t ever donate anywhere else

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  8. Julia

    My daughter has donated her hair twice (she’s 10) and we have sent it to Children With Hair Loss both times. It’s a great organization that doesn’t charge the recipients for their wigs. Your hair looks great!

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    • Megan

      I have donated a total of three feet of hair over the years to Pantenes 8or8. Either eight inches of hair of $8 in cash. They GIVE wigs to children with cancer opposed to selling them like Locks of Love.

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    • Emilee

      I’ve donated in the past to children with hair loss, they are a wonderful organization that don’t charge anything for their wigs! You look beautiful by the way!
      P.s please don’t donate to locks of love, they charge for their wigs.

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    • Emily

      Wigs for kids! Pretty much anywhere but locks of love! You look amazing!

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      • Alycia Jurell

        I’ve donated 6 times and the first two were locks of love (don’t donate there!) and the others were to children with hair loss! They send you a certificate in the mail and everything! I also send a check to help cover some of the cost of the wigs 🙂 it takes about $1000 to make one wig!

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  9. Julia Hyatt

    DO NOT send it to locks of love. They charge patients for their wigs. The organization Wigs for Kids is great!!

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  10. Tammy

    We donate our to wigs for kids! Your hair looks amazing!

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      • AmbEr

        Your hair looks so cute! Love it! Our daughter gets her hair cut every other year to donate. We donate to Children With Hair Loss. They seem to be the best place in the US to donate as they give their recipients wigs and the children qualify for a new hair piece or wig every year until they’re 21!!! No charge at all to the recipient!! Isn’t that amazing?! We just cut her hair for her donation last week, 10 inches ♥️ God bless you and your family and Merry Christmas!

        http://www.childrenwithhairloss.us

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        • Stephanie

          I donated to Zichron Manachem, an Israeli organization that provides free wigs to children with cancer. I would recommend them!

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      • Mariette

        I donated 2 years ago in the Netherlands, also to a foundation where they make wigs for kids. I’m almost ready for my second donation. Your hear looks great!

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      • Melissa Royal

        Locks of love

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  11. Marie

    Locks of love ! Great organization !

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    • Rebecca

      It looks so good!!!

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  12. Shiela

    Love the new haircut. Locks of Love is a good organization to donate the hair too. Miss seeing you on Counting on.

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  13. Robin L

    Jill look at Pantene shampoo brand…. I think they do wigs from real hair also but do not charge their clients….

    By the way…. the new style looks amazing! I know how much lighter it must feel.

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    • Michelle

      Ive donated several times to Pantene’s program, Beautiful Lengths. Its a great program!

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  14. Karen

    Dont donate to locks of love as they have started charging for the wigs

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  15. Ashley

    Pantene beautiful lengths gives their wigs for free to cancer patients! That’s who I have donated to a few times!

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    • Jessalyn

      I too donated to Pantene and last year (December 2018) was there last year to except donations, according to the letter of thanks they sent me. It said they have so much hair to make wigs for like 10 years!

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  16. Sarah

    I always donate to Children with Hair Loss. They provide hair replacements at NO COST to children and young adults facing medically related hair loss. Thank you for donating ❤️

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  17. Danyell

    My 15 year old donated her hair every 2 years, we always donate to Wigs for kids (www.wigsforkids.org). We like that they do children only. Hope you find one that does what they say and not sell the donations. Good luck. Beautiful cut on you, it looks great.

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  18. Courtney

    Children with Hair Loss is a great organization! They do cancer patients, as well as children with alopecia. You look great!!

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  19. Megan Tondi

    Looks so good and so healthy! When I do big hair chops, I always donate to “Children With Hair Loss”.

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  20. Amanda

    Jill, your hair looks so shiny and healthy!! In the past I have donated to the Children with Hairloss organization.

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    • Ellie

      Jill you absolutely beautiful with that xut!!

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  21. Christy

    My girls donate their hair to Children with Hair Loss. My oldest (16 years old) has donated twice and my youngest (7 years old) just donated her hair. Your hair looks fabulous.

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  22. BrYnnan frye

    Locks of love is a great organization to donate to! My sister has done it a bunch of times. Your hair looks so good!!!!

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  23. Amanda

    So beautiful! I donate my hair to Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths. They do not charge for their wings like some other organizations do.

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  24. Elizabeth kroeger

    I always donate my hair to Children With Hair Loss! It’s a wonderful nonprofit, with only one full time employee. Here’s the link; http://www.childrenwithhairloss.us/
    Your haircut looks great, Jill!

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  25. Libby Colon

    I just chopped 14 in off mine last week! I donated to Children With Hair Loss! It super easy. Just google search it fill out the form and ship!

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    • Kayla

      Children with Hair Loss!!!

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  26. Angela Tinkler

    Jill, my daughter has donated 7 times since she was 5 years old. We choose Children with Hairloss because they make wings for FREE for children with various conditions. My daughter Aubree has a cousin Nicole with Alopecia, one donation was for Nicole’s wig, it was super cool. Their organization is amazing.

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  27. Jenni

    I am a hairstylist and I always recommend my clients to donate to Children With Hairloss.

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  28. Nata

    Donate to wigs for kids. I’ve donated my hair before but to locks of love and I didn’t find out till later that they charge the child. Wigs for kids doesn’t charge.

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  29. Abby

    Children with hair loss is a great organization. I’ve donated there once after I learned that locks for love charges families for wigs.

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  30. Lindsay

    I have donated my hair in the past to Locks of Love. I received a cute little thank you card in the mail which made me feel good. However I have heard that they actually charge recipients for their wigs, so I’m less inclined to donate to them again. I’ve also heard of another company, Wigs for Kids, that do not charge recipients. My next donation will go there! Your new hair length looks great, by the way!

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  31. Michelle

    Your hair looks so pretty! I’ve always used wigs for kids! They make free wigs to children that have lost their hair

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  32. Jay

    I’ve donated mine to Pantene Beautiful Lengths a few times now and it’s always been a good experience. I’ve donated to Locks of Love in the past but I’ve since heard that they charge people for the wigs so while their intentions are good, their bottom line isn’t so great.

    Your hair looks so cute! Hopefully it won’t take long for you to remember you don’t have to use as much shampoo and conditioner!

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  33. Kylie

    Locks of love charges THOUSANDS for a wig! You can send to Martino Cartier salons to wigs of wishes. He does amazing things for cancer patients, and will not take a dime for a wig!! He personally helped my niece during her chapter with cancer. If you need help contacting him, you can contact me

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  34. Edie billhimer

    PLEASE donate to Wigs For Kids as they go to ANY CHILD regardless of race or socioeconomic background! Plus their charity is much more fiscally responsible. My daughter and I did a great deal of research when my 5 year old granddaughter wanted to donate 16 inches of her hair to kids with no hair (her words). Wigs For Kids was the best! PS…YOU LOOK LOVELY!!

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  35. Abby

    Jill your hair looks beautiful!!

    Pantene Beautiful Locks is where I have sent mine to. Each time I have donated it, I have gone to a different salon (from moving to different states). But at each place, the stylist suggested Pantene beautiful locks. Most people think of locks of love, but both stylists told me they charge the patients for the wigs while Pantene gives them to patients for free.

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  36. Christina

    Your hair looks fantastic, and it’s so shiny! What’s your secret? For such a good cause, too!

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  37. J Miller

    Please donate to Wigs for Kids. They provide free wigs for children who need them. Be leery of other organizations that charge for the wigs. This is a good look on you!!

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  38. Wendoly

    It looks amazing! It’s like a new you for this new decade! All the best to you and your family!

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  39. Pam

    So cute!, You have to feel 100 pounds lighter, I know I did when I chopped off a good foot of hair many years ago. I love my hair long, just not THAT long. It is so much easier, and it doesn’t get caught in EVERYTHING.

    What I really like is how happy you look with it, you look fantastic, nothing like a new “do” to make a girl feel good.

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  40. MaRie

    You look 10 years younger and so amazing!! Great job!!

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  41. Melissa

    Personally, I grow my hair out for the sole purpose of donating it. I’ve done so for almost 21 years. I highly recommend giving it to Wigs for Kids but they do have some requirements for their donations.

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  42. Mandy

    We donated to Children with Hair Loss last summer! They were great!

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  43. Trasity

    Look up Children With Hair Loss as a donation place

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  44. Kat

    LOVE your hair!!! I’ve donated four times, and I’ve chosen Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths. The wigs go to women with cancer – a cause close to my heart. No matter what you choose it will be such a blessing!! ❤️

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  45. Brynne

    When I was in Third Grade I cut 12 inches of my hair. I donated it to Locks of Love. It was very rewarding to know that I was helping someone in need. I believe I got a note from them letting me know that they received my donation and how thankful they were.

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  46. Milly

    it looks great!

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  47. Liz

    WIGS FOR KIDS!!! They don’t charge for their wigs like other organizations do.

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  48. Alisha Carter

    Please consider Wigs for Kids. All children are deserving, but Locks of Love provides to
    those suffering from Alopecia first, then kids with cancer second. It should be equal consideration, in my opinion. Beautiful, by the way. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  49. Amber McDonald

    I refuse to donate to Wigs for Kids because they charge for their wigs. I cut off about 14 inches 3 years ago. I donated to Beautiful Lengths by Pantene Pro-V. They require 12 inches as well. That’s who I’ll be donating again to in the very near future!

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  50. Amanda

    It looks amazing! I just cut 10 inches off of mine and did a ton of research on where is best to send it and CHILDREN WITH HAIR LOSS is the way to go! <3

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  51. Hillary

    Your hair looks amazing!

    I have donated in the past to Children with Hair loss organization and am planning to do so again in the next few months. After doing research on all the organizations I decided on this one for several reasons and will choose this organization again.

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  52. Amelia

    I always donate mine to Children With Hair Loss!!! I love them and they give them for free unlike other places! I’ve donated to them 3 times now and plan to keep doing it!

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  53. Emily

    Looks beautiful!

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  54. Callie

    Children with Hair Loss! We had a family friend receive a wig from them for their 1st trader with alopecia. She said they were amazing to work with and made the whole process very painless.

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  55. Tori

    Wigs for kids, you just send it in the mail and they make a wig for a child in need and don’t charge them a penny for it. It’s a great organization

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  56. Mitz

    You look beautiful love your shorter hair!

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  57. Priscilla

    You’re hair is absolutely gorgeous no matter how you have it, but I really like this cut!!! So stylish!

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  58. C S

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shorter hair on you. I think it makes you look older, more mature. SO not a bad thing, and I love the straight look for you. All you Duggar girls have beautiful hair and curly, straight, long, short you can pull off all of these beautifully.

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  59. Ally

    When I’ve donated in the past I went with Children With Hair Losss. I liked that they didn’t charge the families, and that they would give to terminal patients as well. Such an amazing way to give to others without it costing a thing!

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  60. Jaclyn Scott

    That is awesome, Jill!! Beautiful hair, for a beautiful wig!!

    Just an FYI, please refrain from donating to Lock of Love. They don’t treat their clients well at all.

    I would personally suggest Children with Hair Loss, having donated and received from them while I went through my battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 5 years ago). They provide wigs to children and young adults at no cost who are going though medical-related hair loss.
    A wonderful company based in Southeast, Michigan!!

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  61. B

    I’ve been donating since I was young, and switched to Pantene Beautiful Lengths after Locks for Love started with some questionable practices.

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  62. T. Wheeler

    I’ve donated to Wigs for Kids, great organization! Your hair looks GREAT!

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  63. Leslie

    Pink Heart Funds.

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  64. TiFfany

    You look so much more young and vibrant! I love that you’re donating ❤️

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  65. Erica

    I donated mine to Pantene Beautiful Lengths! They dont charge for the wigs they make – believe it’s mostly women who receive the wigs.

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  66. K

    Your hair looks gorgeous, Jill! It’s still long (says the person with the chin-length bob) and looks so healthy!

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  67. Leah

    Looks beautiful! I donated last year to Wigs for Kids.

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  68. Trixie

    Your new style is lovely and I’m sure you will enjoy it. Best to you during this festive season!

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  69. Deb

    Please do not donate to Locks Of Love, they charge a lot of money to kids with cancer for a wig. I’d find a company that donates wigs.

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  70. Sara

    When I looked into it, Children With Hair Loss seemed to be the best organization to donate to. : )

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  71. Ashley

    I did locks of love the first time and then later realized they charged for their wigs. I did Pantene the next time because they don’t charge and will use them again if I donate again!

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  72. Alisha

    My daughter just donated hers to Children with hair loss. Great organization

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  73. Renee

    My sister donated to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths

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  74. Amanda

    Children With Hair Loss! It’s a local non profit organization & it’s absolutely wonderful!

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  75. LESLIE

    Looks so beautiful!

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  76. Sanja crfat

    I love your hair! My daughter who is 11 now donates hers to CHILDREN WITH HAIR LOSS. After researching we found they were one of the only ones who actually gives their wigs away free of charge.

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  77. Jess

    I donated to Pantene in the past. They don’t charge their recipients unlike Locks of Love. Wigs for kids I heard was great as well.

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    • Cathie

      Pantene is the best.

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  78. Leslie

    As a hairstylist, I recommend Wigs for Kids because they are not for profit. Locks for love use to be the go to until they went for profit. Your hair looks fabulous!

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  79. CARRIE CLINTON

    Jill, it is GORGEOUS!!!! i AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU

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  80. Chrissy

    I always donate to Beautiful Lengths (Pantene).

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  81. Katy

    Locks of love

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  82. Rene Harrison

    Locks of love is where I have donated my hair before.

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  83. Stephanie

    I think children with hair loss is a wonderful organization. I did a lot of research before donating my hair and I feel they were the best fit. My brother also grows his hair out to donate and we ended up cutting our hair the same day and both donated to this organization.

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  84. JUSTINE

    I have donated my hair 3 times and I recommend Wigs for Kids. I strongly advise you do not donate to Locks of Love because they charge patients for the wigs.

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  85. Juliana white

    Caring for Kids with Cancer and Pantene are the two that I’ve heard the best about! I personally donated twice to Caring for Kids with Cancer because they don’t charge for their wigs! Locks of Love does charge for their wigs, unfortunately.
    Your hair looks beautiful, and I know it feels so much better!! There needs to be more people with healthy hair to donate.

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  86. MarIsa

    Children with Hair loss!! http://childrenwithhairloss.us/

    I have donated my hair to several different places and this has by far been my favorite. One of the few places out there that doesn’t charge the families for the wigs. You will even get a donation certificate mailed to you after your donation.

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  87. Amanda

    Looks so beautiful! I always feel like a brand new lady when I get mine chopped off!

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    • Alexandria

      Children with hair lose is the best! Locks of love charges for their wigs.

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  88. Katie N

    I HIGHLY recommend “Wigs for Kids” my 12 year old daughter has donated her hair 3 times to them now!!! I picked this organization after doing a lot of research and learning they do NOT charge their clients for the wigs they make. It is a great cause and I think it’s a really wonderful thing that you did!

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  89. Courtney

    Crown of courage donates wigs to kids at no cost to the family!! You can see them on Instagram @crownsofcourage

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  90. Suzanne

    Oh my goodness your new cut looks beautiful!!

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  91. Patricia

    You are absolutely glowing! Your hair, and you, look beautiful.

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  92. Lexie

    I have donated my hair to Wigs for kids 3 times. This organization is great! They do not charge for the wigs they give to children. I shy away from Locks of Love because I’ve heard they charge for the wigs.

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  93. Liz

    Your new style looks great! After doing some research, I decided to donate my hair to Children With Hair Loss a few years ago! Hoping to do it again in another year or so! 🙂

    http://www.childrenwithhairloss.us/

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  94. Sarah

    My 5 year old daughter and I just did this in October and I did a lot of research. The Pantene site said they do not accept donations anymore. I highly recommend Wigs4Kids like many others have suggested. Truly a great organization that doesn’t charge their recipients. Thank you for donating! 🙂

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  95. Natalie

    Make sure you do your research a lot of the companies/ non profits are actually corrupt. Definitely don’t send to locks of love. I sent mine to beautiful lengths last time.

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  96. Mary

    Wigs for kids is by far the best. They dontate every wig to cancer AND alopecia patients.

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  97. Alice

    Wow!!!!!! Your new DO looks great and will make such a difference as you do your daily tasks and be a mom. No more headaches!

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  98. Alyssa

    No suggestions or experience but just wanted to say that you look beautiful!! It’s such a perfect and fresh length/cut!!!!

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  99. Heather

    It looks SO good!!!!

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  100. Annette

    Wigs for kids is a good non profit organization that I donated my hair to. Other places can charge up to $2000 to make a wig.. nice haircut! It looks really nice on you.

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  101. Jamie

    I have been going to the same girl for 20 years now and my boyfriend donated his hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths…..she said it was the best organization to donate to!

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  102. Cathie

    Fabulous! You look amazing. Locks for love takes natural hair.

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  103. Mary

    Your hair looks fabulous!

    I recommend Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Locks of Love actually sells adult hair and does not use it in their wigs.

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  104. judy

    It looks great Jill!!!! Just the right length. It was time. It looks like it came back to life and can breathe again. I think you will find it’s more fun and you can do more things with it now. A little color wouldn’t hurt either:) My stepdaughterS hair is just as long as yours was and honestly it just looks bad. I think she donates hers to Locks of Love but I think she may be reconsidering because she heard they support abortion and she doesn’t want to support anything that supports abortion. But I’m not sure about that. Anyway… lots of love to you guys and Merry Christmas.

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  105. Danielle

    Pink Hearts here in Mississippi they are non profit and do not charge for the wigs. Some others charge for them.

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  106. Jamey

    Hair We Share. It’s amazing. They don’t charge the kids for the wigs and you can pay a donation and track your hair. Then when they produce the wig they send you a picture of what the wig looks like pictures of all the people that donated to make that one wig. It’s an awesome organization!!! Be careful. Many charge the kids and make profit off of their wigs. Love the new cut!!

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  107. Danielle

    Don’t do locks of love! They charge for their wigs. It’s sad! Wigs for Kids is great!

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  108. Brylee

    My daughter donated to kids with hair loss. She donated 9 inches.

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  109. Carrie

    SO CUTE!

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  110. Mariah

    I’ve donated several times and love giving to wigs for kids. Great clips will cut your hair for free if you give there and give you the envelope and all that to mail it. Aftwr I got married I cut off over 25″. Went from knee length hair to below shoulders.

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  111. Katherine

    Children with hair loss!! My daughter and I both have donated our hair there, and they do not charge kids anything! Plus they give wigs for multiple reasons, like alopecia and cancer too.

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  112. Rachel b

    Pantene Beautiful Lengths! That’s where my daughter donates hers to. Locks of love charges money and at times sells hair. Be sure to check out whomever you donate to.

    You look beautiful! Thank you for thanking of donating.

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  113. Heather

    Be careful with Locks of Love – there has been some shady stuff with them still making the kiddos pay for the wigs.
    My daughter and I donate to Wigs for Kids every couple of years and they are AMAZING!!!
    https://www.wigsforkids.org/

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  114. PINKCHERRYBLOSSOMS

    That is the best you have looked in your whole life. I am so glad you got it cut off. You look beautiful.

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  115. Susan z

    Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981. Wigs for Kids depends on monetary and hair donations from generous individuals. Wigs for Kids never charges the families that receive the custom Hair Replacement Systems. They make wigs that kids can wear playing sports and being active kids – that dont fall off!
    https://www.wigsforkids.org/donate-your-hair/

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  116. LAURIE luger

    Your cut looks great! I’ve donated my hair 5 times and it’s a great feeling! Since you cut off so much look into wigs for kids or Pantene beautiful lengths! Try to make sure you find an organization that does not charge the individual getting the wig.

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  117. Constanza

    You look stunning!!! What a difference it makes on your face!!!
    I would suggest to donate it for kids. I’m sure a great wig will come out with your healthy long hair!

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  118. Ginger

    I’ve personally donated to CWHL – Children with Hair Loss after lots of research.

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  119. Shannan

    Your new hair cut looks great on you. I’ve donated 18 inches of my hair to wigs for kids. I picked wigs for kids because they support children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families.

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  120. Regina Shea

    Your hair looks so cute . I would donate to any organization that does not charge it’s recipients. The last thing someone suffering from hair loss is worrying about paying for a wig especially if hair loss is due to chemo.

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  121. Lauren Smith

    I’ve donated with Wigs of Hope before and love them! I know the missionaries personally. They make wigs for children in cancer hospitals in Guatemala and El Salvador. Along with the wig they also give a gift with a Bible, teacher, you, bracelet etc and share the Gospel with them too. I’ve been there before when the children receive these gifts and it’s awesome. Highly recommend!

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  122. Megan

    Children With Hair Loss!

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  123. Marie

    Way to go Jill! You look so refreshed and stunning!

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  124. Colleen

    Definitely wigs for kids! Your hair looks fabulous that length! Mine is just a tad shorter than that and it’s driving me batty with the length. It’s been almost a year since I got a big cut on it, my mom just trimmed the dead ends off for me last week.

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  125. Elizabeth Butts

    Children with Hair Loss is the one I donated to.

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  126. BRiana jensen

    My daughter has donated her hair several times. We donate to Children with Hair Loss. It’s non-profit and supplies wigs, hats, and head wraps to patients up to 21 years old at no charge. And not just cancer patients- any medical condition , like alopecia and burn victims.

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  127. Hope

    Locks of Love charges people for the wigs they make. I always recommend Wigs 4 Kids to my clients! They donate their wigs to kids with cancer. ❤️

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  128. MAdison

    Wigs for kids !!!! They are the best when it comes to donating to kids with cancer to make wigs!!

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  129. Lauren

    Donate to Children With Hair loss!! I have donated to locks of love and Pantene in the past. Pantene no longer accepts donations and locks of love makes their recipients pay for the wings. Children with hair loss gives the wigs away for free!

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  130. Taryn R.

    I’ve donated multiple times to Children With Hair Loss. I liked them because they gift their wigs to clients rather than charging for them like Locks Of Love does. I love the new length!

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  131. Chelsea

    Children with hair loss. They’ll take any length and provide free for kids with any kind of hair loss, not just cancer.

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  132. Crystal

    Jill your hair looks so cute! I love the long look, but you can really pull off the short hair! So suggestion for donation is children with hair loss.

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  133. Emily

    Children with hair loss

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  134. Alyssa

    Children with hair loss is a great organization to donate to! I donated 50 inches of hair to them in 10 years. They dont charge anyone among other great things. Check them out for sure!

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    • Kristin

      Jill, it looks great! What a wonderful thing to do…you benefit and so does someone else! I love it, you look beautiful!

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  135. Madison

    I used to donate to locks of Love until I realized they charge for their wigs. The past three times I’ve donated, I’ve donated to wigs for kids!

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  136. Tessa Dillard

    Locks of love. I donated to them. You look very cute.

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  137. Ashley

    Pantene Beautiful Lengths! That’s where I always donate to ☺️ Locks of Love has started charging for their wigs so I quit sending mine there.

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  138. LeSlie

    Children with hair loss is great!!! We always donate our hair to them!!!

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  139. Melody

    You look like knew person and I like that length on you.

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  140. Melodie Mayer

    Hi Jill. I’m sure you are tired and over whelmed with all the comments. I’m a hairstylist in SC and been doing hair for 26 years. I have had clients donate to many different places over the years. I really hadn’t done a lot of research in the past, just thought every one of those organizations would be good. I then started looking it up. Locks of Love does not give the wigs to children for free, even though lots of money is also donated. And these wigs are expensive. I looked into Loreal Hair donations. They give to not only children, but women also. The recipient gets the wig at no cost. I’ve also read that Dove has a program too. Thanks for reading. Oh and your hair looks marvelous.

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  141. Maggie

    I did Wigs For Kids, but like everyone else is saying, DO NOT donate to Locks of Love because they charge for their wigs. Children who have cancer shouldn’t have to pay for a wig, they are going through enough the way it is.

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  142. Renee

    I’ve donated to Hair we share. It’s for kids and adults with hair loss. They do anything over 12 inches. They also do ponytail tracking for a donation so you can see who ended up receiving your hair!

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  143. Hannah

    I have to agree with wigs4kids. They give the wigs for free instead of some who charge for a wig!

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  144. Brandy

    Pantene beautiful lengths is what I donate mine to. Reading about them they do not charge any to the recipients of the wigs.

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  145. Ally

    Wigs for Kids is a great organization founded by A.J. Hawk. Your hair cut looks wonderful. Happy Holidays.

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  146. B

    Looks great! I hope my hair hair out and then cut it Everytime a child I know does of cancer and donate it to Wigs For kids in their honor. Great organization that never charges for their wigs.

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  147. Angie

    Wow, I love this! You look soooo adorable! It looks great both straight and curled. I had hair that was as long as your before for most of my life and it got caught in everything, clogged the drain and gave me headaches too. I did a big chop just like yours a few years ago and I do NOT regret it. It’s still plenty long after cutting it and I can wear it down all the time and do so much more with it.

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  148. Cari

    Check out Hair We Share. My 5 year old wanted to donate and we ended up going with them because of their tracking program so she could see the result of her donation!

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  149. AmandA

    Children with Hair Loss! I’ve donated to them 4 times. The wigs are free for kids and they donate to all kids, not just kids with cancer.

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  150. Kimberly

    Love love love your new hair!!

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  151. Teri

    You look beautiful!! ❤️ I’ve donated to some places in the past (can’t remember exactly where, though). I too cut my hair before because of headaches. Enjoy the cute new haircut!!!

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  152. Tara

    I love your long hair before, but wow! I love it after! Stunning!

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  153. Kellee Ball

    Hi Jill! I have donated my hair twice. First time it was to Locks of Love. After donating, I read that they charge for wigs and I wasn’t pleased with that’. Last month I donated my hair to Children With Hair Loss. They do not charge for their wigs and are a great organization that helps so many kids. Here is their website:
    http://www.childrenwithhairloss.us

    They will send you a donation certificate and you can donate in honor of someone. I donated in honor of my mom who has leukemia.

    Your new haircut looks great on you!

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  154. Ashley

    I’ve donated my hair the last 3 times to Children with Hair Loss. They’re a great organization. You look great!!

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  155. Jeessie

    I always thought you had gorgeous hair. Your new cut looks fabulous ! And you donating it is so thoughtful!

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  156. Carolina

    Looks great! Great way to end the yr & start fresh! ❤️ when my daughter was about 8 we donated almost 12 inches to “Locks of love”.

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  157. Andi

    Wigd for Kids is great! I donated to them myself! Locks of love is one that makes the family pay for the wigs they make. I did some research before I decided to donate. I would definitely suggest Wigs for Kids.

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  158. StePhanie

    Hands down wigs for kids! I donated 16 inches last year to them. They do not charge families for the wings. Unfortunately, locks of Love DOES charge the families which I personally don’t feel families should worry about a child feeling beautiful AND having the cost to worry about.

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  159. Abboe

    Locks of Love only makes wigs for adults with alopecia and they charge a lot for the wigs my girls have donated to Wigs for Kids several times. I have also heard that Pantene has a hair donation program.

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  160. Nicole

    The hair we share!! Please look into it. They even send you a photo of the wig and sometimes even on the recipient of the wig with it on!! Locks of love has gone way down hill, and Pantene no longer accepts hair.

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  161. Deb

    Children with hair loss. They don’t charge for the wigs.

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  162. AshleY

    I resented donated my hair to Children with Hair loss and the process was super easy

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  163. Hayley

    Jill, while I almost never comment. I had to stop by and say something. Your growth in adult life has blossomed in the last few years. It’s refreshing to watch you discover yourself and live your adult life-your way. I am proud of the choice you made to cut and donate your hair. You will be able to make a huge difference in someone’s life. Wigs for kids is a fantastic organization.

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  164. Hannah

    Please donate to Children with Hair Loss! They don’t charge and they donate to kids with all sorts of hair loss problems, not just cancer patients.

    Please don’t do Locks of Love as they charge!

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  165. Jenalee

    Wigs of Hope.
    A missionary family started this organization. The mom, Alicia, sees the hair into wigs/hats for children who have cancer and have lost all of their hair.
    She makes them feel beautiful again and let’s them know they are loved by Jesus and not forgotten through her hand sewn wings.
    You can look her up on Facebook under WigsofHope
    Or their family website has more information on where you can send your hair.
    Farrantadventures.com

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  166. Stacy

    Your haircut is beautiful!!!! Totally love it!

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  167. Kel

    My favorite is with your hair straight and you can also see how really pretty your gorgeous eyes are (maybe you have on less dark liner…whatever. You look so beautiful!

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  168. Brittney

    We used the organization Children With Hair Loss and fell in love with their story. They don’t sell hair that they find unusable which was a big attraction for us, and they give children with all types of hair conditions wigs for free until the age of 21.

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  169. Abby

    Hi Jill! Looks great! I donate to a nonprofit called “Children with Hairloss” as they make both full wigs, as well as patches for children with conditions like alopecia. If you want to donate to adults, then check out Pantene Beautiful Lengths… I’ve heard some horror stories about Locks of Love (I used to donate there all the time), but moved to CWH because they do wigs and patches. Hope this helps and thanks for donating!!

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  170. Meghan

    I recently donated my hair (about 15 inches worth) to Wigs for Kids. They were great, simple process to send it out and then they sent a confirmation email and postcard when they received the hair.

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  171. Mary

    Jill I miss your family on Counting On. Just did the same chop, thanks for the idea. You look cute with your new style. Rock on!

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  172. meryl waters

    Absolutely Stunning! What a beautiful transformation!

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  173. Kim

    Wigs for kids, I love you did this and your hair looks amazing!

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  174. April Dunker

    Hi, Jill! Your new do looks beautiful! A couple of years ago, I donated my long hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths since they do not charge cancer patients for their wigs. I was so happy to do this in honor of my dear Aunt Kim who had metastatic Stage 4 Breast cancer. Blessings to you for looking to help others by donating your hair!

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  175. Paula

    I suggest Wigs for Kids. Locks of Love only does adult wigs and they charge for them. Your hair looks amazing!

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  176. Mae Invernessity

    I have watched you grow, Jill, since your family’s first specials many years ago on TLC. 19 Kids and Counting was my favorite show but I do enjoy Counting On now, and I miss you and your family on this show. But, I’m pleased you are posting videos so we can keep up with you, Derick and your adorable boys too! I wanted you to know that I really love your new hairstyle, and I think you will find that it is more versatile than when it was longer. I had long hair, too, but have never once regretted having it cut shorter, and I do hope that you will be as happy with a shorter style as I was! You do look absolutely beautiful, and your three men are rightly proud I’m sure. Take care and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  177. Alicia

    It looks beautiful!

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  178. Kendra

    Children with Hairloss! I have donated my hair there twice and plan to do one more time. I did a ton of research before I donated the first time. Found out some places will still sell their wigs instead of gifting them. Children with Hairloss was my match! ❤️

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    • Sarah

      I agree with children with hair loss

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  179. Samantha

    Your new cut looks great! I bet it feels fantastic!
    And children with hairloss foundation is a great place to donate it to. I’ve done it and will be doing it again!

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  180. SaraH

    Wigs 4 kids

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  181. Pinky

    Hey your hair looks great & I bet it’s more manageable.

    Keep it up

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  182. Theresa Marie

    Hi Jill!

    Such a beautiful haircut! It is so wonderful that you want to donate it. I would NOT recommend Locks of Love. They charge the patients thousands of dollars for a wig. I would recommend Wigs for Kids. That is the charity that I did and it was just wonderful. It was so easy to donate and they give the wigs to the patients for free. They never charge them. God Bless!

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  183. Sarah

    Children with Hair loss! They are based in Michigan and help any every type of situation for children with hair loss!! Also they don’t make a profit off it! I used them last year!!

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  184. Lista

    You look amazing! Yes, wigs for kids.

    You look cute with shorter hair.

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  185. Ashleigh

    I’ve donated my hair twice so far. The first time was to Locks of Love, but sometime after that there was news that Locks of Love were charging recipients for wings instead of for free. I ended up donating to Children With Hair loss organization last time I donated. Your new haircut looks really awesome!

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  186. Kendra

    Wigs for kids! I have donated three times, they are great!

    Your hair looks fabulous!

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  187. Karla

    Looks great! Love it!

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  188. Emily

    Wigs and Wishes. Non profit. Every wig made is specific to the patient and 100% at no charge to the patient! Best organization. http://Www.wigsandwishes.org
    I donated my hair here in honor of my Aunt who passed away from breast cancer.

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  189. Marion

    Jill your hair looks lovely. Wishing you,Derick,Israel and Samuel A MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY<HEALTHY and A BLESSED 2020.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  190. Caroline

    So I donate my hair every 2-3 years to the organization called Children with Hairloss
    There instagram is CWHL_ORG and I choose them because they’re wigs are not only free of charge but each child receives a wig 100% free of charge for any medically related Hair loss where as locks of love they have to jump through a lot of hoops and be declared financially disadvantaged by the government. Where children with hair loss doesn’t ask any questions about money, they just ask how it would benefit the child and for a recommendation letter, I hope this helps

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  191. ann

    I am 14 and I had just gotten my hair cut a couple of weeks ago because i wanted to donate it and i had donated it twice before but this time I donated it to children with hair loss the other two times I’m not sure where i did though. The good thing about children with hair loss is Im almost positive that they don’t charge but you might want to check on that. Also your hair looks really nice.

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