Will you give #8or8 this Saturday with @Pantene #BeautifulLength National Donate Your Hair Day? #PGmom

 

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This post is very near and dear to my heart. You see I’ve been on both sides of hair donation. Three years ago I  chopped off my hair and donated it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program. My hair had never been so short and I was sporting a lob, but I felt so good about my donation. I loved that instead of my hair going into the garbage that it was going to be made into a wig for someone who really needed it.

Fast forward 2.5 years later and in March I was on the flip side when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Finding out I would first be having chemotherapy treatments and would lose my hair I was now in NEED of a wig! Who would have thought? When I got my diagnosis, I was more devastated about losing my hair than I was my breasts. Hair loss is extremely noticeable and screams to the world “I am sick!”.  That’s why it was so important to me that my wig look like my hair before I lost it. I wanted to look like me and thankfully I found one that did.

Real-hair wigs are expensive, and with the financial losses when a women has cancer, it is so important to have programs like Pantene Beautiful Lengths where wigs are provided free of charge to those who need it. When you have cancer, finding a wig that makes you feel like you is so important and helps you feel more “normal”.

This Saturday November 7, 2015, is Pantene Beautiful Lengths Donate Your Hair Day. There are two ways that you can get involved in #8or8:

Donate Your Hair

If you are able to donate at least 8 inches, email pantenecanada@gmail.com to make an appointment at BANG Salon in Toronto. Your hair must be free of dyes, bleaches and chemicals and can have no more than 5% grey.  If you don’t live in the GTA and still want to donate, you can follow the step-by-step instructions on Pantene’s website to send in and donate your hair.

Donate Money

If you are unable to donate hair but still want to get involved in this very important program, you can make a monetary donation of $8.

By choosing either to donate 8 inches of your hair of $8, a woman who has lost their hair due to cancer treatments will get a beautiful real-hair wig for free. That’s pretty amazing!

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Now that my hair is growing in, I have ditched my wig and embraced a shorter look. Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner cleanses and nourishes hair while fortifying against breakage so that you are able to grow your hair longer and donate faster.

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Be sure to follow along on Twitter with @Pantene on Saturday with the hashtag #BeautifulLengths.

What will you be doing on National Donate Your Hair Day? Will you be donating at least 8 inches or $8? Let me know what you choose!

Comments

  1. autumnhm says:

    Your hair is coming in so nice!! I donated my hair two days before I shaved my head due to chemo. It is nice to be able to help others and have resources available when you need them :)

  2. mom2michael says:

    Unfortunately I coloured my hair last year, so I can’t donate that. Money it is :) But I’m getting my hair cut next week, and hoping to get rid of most of the treated part. Hopefully next year I can donate 8 inches!

  3. Jovana says:

    You look gorgeous Renee!!! Short hair really suits you! Xo

  4. Jovana says:

    Ps. Since my hair is dyed and short, money it will be! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Well you really rock the short haircut!!!!

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