Why Can’t I Donate My Gray Hair?

ImageGood news – You can! Hair can be donated if it is 5 percent gray (or less)!

But here’s why you can’t donate your hair if it is more than 5% gray:

  • When we make our real-hair wigs, we have to dye the hair so that it is all one color. Gray hair, as well as some chemically-treated or permanently-colored hair, does not absorb dye at the same rate as other types of hair. It is much harder to color and, once colored, fades more quickly. While we greatly appreciate your desire to donate your hair, gray hair often cannot withstand the rigorous process it take to create a Pantene Beautiful Lengths wig.

In appreciation of the sacrifice that a hair donation requires, we only accept hair that we know can be used to create a Pantene Beautiful Lengths wig.

Want to find out other ways to get involved in the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program? Please e-mail beautifullengthswigs@devries-pr.com


2 responses to “Why Can’t I Donate My Gray Hair?

  1. So many women are letting their hair remain gray. Why don’t you offer gray wigs for those of us who like that look? Why do they all need to be dyed? Having natural colored hair is a blessing and there is no such thing as natural colored hair that is all one color.

    • Hi Jerri,

      It takes multiple ponytails to create one, real-hair Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail. That means that a brown, blonde, and red ponytail could potentially be made into one wig. In order to make the wig look natural, all the hair must be dyed a single, mufti-dimensional color.

      I hope that helps!

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