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Wig made using my own hair - advice needed !

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Re: Wig made using my own hair - advice needed !

Thank you Jo! I'm going to make an appointment with headstrong.
Thank you chascat - several others have suggested the Princess charity to donate hair and I'm going to do that....hopefully they will accept my hair! X
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Re: Wig made using my own hair - advice needed !

You could always donate it to the Little Princess Trust http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk who make wigs for children x

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Re: Wig made using my own hair - advice needed !

Hi Cuba

 

Here's the link to BCC's Headstrong service which you might find helpful.

 

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-services/talks-courses-local-support/hair-loss-advi...

 

Kind regards,

Jo, Moderator

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Re: Wig made using my own hair - advice needed !

Hi CassieB. Thank you so much for your quick reply ! I guess it does make sense that its an expensive and a lengthy process plus I do have a fair amount of split ends ! lol ...I guess, I will donate the hair instead because it is long and it would be a waste otherwise.

Ive been researching all day on google for answers to this- I guess I havent mastered the art of Google yet! lol

Thank you again !!!!

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Re: Wig made using my own hair - advice needed !

I have no personal experience of wigs but Googled and found this:

 

"Generally speaking, the collection of human hair to be made into wigs is a very specialized area and there are currently only around 12 people in the UK who specialise in this. If your hair is more than shoulder length, long, in very good condition, and you have plenty of it, then you may like to ask if your hair could be made into a wig. But most of the time the answer will be ‘no’ and even if it is a ‘yes’ then it would take at least 10 weeks to make and would be very expensive."

 

It is on this site: http://cancerhaircare.com/page/wigs-a-complete-guide/67#10%20of%20the%20most

 

Hopefully someone else with personal experience will come along shortly.

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Wig made using my own hair - advice needed !

Hi. i will be starting chemotherapy in 2 weeks time and I have very long hair which I would like to use to create a wig. Ive heard that the hair has to be cut in a particular way to be made into a wig - but I'm not sure whether this is the case. Has anyone experienced this or used their own hair to be made into a wig ?

Also can I go to any hairdresser or a specially trained one ?

Any advice would be fab ! xxx