My brother had a haircut recently and donated his hair to CANSA to be made into a wig. It was such a lovely gesture, and I’ve been itching for a cut too… So I decided to follow suit. I called up my hairstylist Claudia of Japs (Just Another Personal Stylist) Hair Salon on main road in Sea Point and asked if she could help me out. She told me that there have been quite a few clients that requested the same – it’s really nice to know that so many others do this. So we chopped off my locks and I delivered my hair to some friendly folk over at CANSA Care Centre on 37A Main Road, Mowbray.
Grow 25cm or more hair to donate. Your hair may be treated, but they can’t use dreadlocks.
Wash your hair. Hair that’s donated should be clean and dry – makes sense.
Bind both ends with an elastic band. Plaited hair is also easier to manage.
Place in a ziplock bag which helps preserve the hair in its best condition while it makes its missions to the wig manufacturers.
Package it with your contact details on and post it or drop it off at your local CANSA Care Centre.
Find your local CANSA Care Centre here.