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What Happens When You Donate Your Hair?

What Happens When You Donate Your Hair?


this is hannah when she told us she was
thinking of cutting off and donating her hair, we asked if our cameras could come along – Yeah. this is bridget she has alopecia, which has
caused her to lose her hair today bridget is getting a new wig What Happens When You Donate Your Hair? – I am in a hair salon
and I’m about to cut off 12 inches of my hair and donate it to Wigs For Kids. Where? I’m feelin’ nervous, definitely, but mostly very excited. Here we go. Oh, she’s doin’ it. This is my hair. We just cut the first ponytail. Oh my god, this is crazy. So I cut this off my head and now it’s gonna go into a wig. I hope that my hair can help create a wig that is given to a girl that can give her confidence and make her feel beautiful. and followed it from california to ohio first, the hair gets sorted hair that doesn’t meet
donation specifications is filtered out and usable hair is sent
to the wig manufacturer then, the hair is brushed and the shorter pieces are removed next, ponytails are sewn together and treated in a chemical bath a custom cap is created for each wig based on the shape of the wig owner’s head hair colors are blended
to create a natural look hairs are hand-tied into
the wig one at a time eventually, the wigs are completed wigs like these are given
to kids like bridget – [Voiceover] Are you excited
to get a new hairpiece? – Yeah. – She hasn’t sit still all morning. – Think I saw it in that room. – [Voiceover] This is all
the hair that was donated from some special people for you. Is that cool? it takes 20 to 30
ponytails to donate one wig – Wow. – [Voiceover] Wow. You wanna brush it? Uh-huh. – Now I got some new hair. – Might not seem like a lot in the big scheme of things, but, you know, to, uh, you know, to a little girl it means a whole lot, so I really have to thank the people who donated. – Thank you, Hannah. MUSIC: SHEE SEES ME, BIG SKY Warner / Chappell Production Music FAT IS NOT A FEELING BATHROOMS 4 ALL GET BUZZFEED’S NEW APP! CUTE OR NOT BUZZFEED presents

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