Donating your hair?

Whether you have already cut your hair or are yet to reach for the scissors, this is the page for you!

And wherever you are on your hair journey, remember to order a free LPT fundraising pack to raise money and help us turn your hair into a beautiful wig!

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Thinking of donating your hair to The Little Princess Trust? 

Before you book that salon appointment, please watch celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton show you the best way to cut your hair for LPT.

Donating your long locks to help children and young people experiencing the devastating effects of hair loss is an incredibly generous thing to do.

By following the advice on this short film, you can help us boost the confidence and self-esteem of young people at what can be a very challenging time in their young lives.

And please don't forget that we need financial donations to help us cover the cost of making, fitting and styling our wigs.

So perhaps you could ask family and friends to sponsor your big haircut and help us turn your gorgeous hair into a beautiful wig.

Order a FREE fundraising pack

Step-by-Step Guide

Attention Superhairoes! Below you will find a simple four-step guide to show you the perfect way to help The Little Princess Trust give Hair and Hope to children and young people with cancer. 



Step 1 Wash hair and dry thoroughly.

Step 1

We can only provide wigs to so many children thanks to our amazing supporters. So have you thought about asking family and friends to sponsor your big cut to help towards the cost of making a wig? Get a free fundraising pack and be a true Superhairo!

Step 2 Secure ponytails at both ends with a hair band

Step 2

We can accept hair of any natural colour as long as it is in a good condition. But before you cut your hair, make sure you wash and dry it thoroughly. If conditioner needs to be used please ensure it is rinsed out and please do not use styling products. 

Step 3 Place cut hair inside a recyclable cardboard

Step 3

Put your hair into ponytails and secure them with a hair band at regular intervals. Ask your hairdresser to cut above the top band. We ideally need hair measuring 12 inches or more. Place your hair inside a recyclable cardboard or heavyweight paper envelope.

Step 4 Post the envelope to us

Step 4

Print out your completed Hair Donation Form and put it inside the envelope with your hair. Ensure you have paid for the correct postage and send it to: The Little Princess Trust, The Hannah Tarplee Building, 22-25 Berrington Street, Hereford. HR4 0BJ. UK.

Key points when donating your hair

The longer the better

We encourage our supporters to keep growing until they are ready to donate at least 12 inches (30 cms) of hair.

Shorter hair donations

The minimum length of hair we accept is 7 inches (17 centimetres). However, we do currently have a healthy amount of hair measuring between 7 and 11 inches in stock.

Hair donation guidelines

All the key information you need ahead of your big cut can be found by downloading our Hair Donation Guidelines.
Download our Hair Donation Guidelines

Help us turn your hair into a wig!

As a charity with no specialist paid fundraisers, we rely on the wonderful support from the public to pay for our free wig provision service and that is why every single penny raised really does count. It costs around £700 to provide a wig for a child or young person experiencing hair loss so why not request a free fundraising pack and help us turn your hair into a beautiful wig.
Request your FREE fundraising pack

Have more questions?

You can find out more about hair donations on our Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also speak to our Supporter Services team by calling 01432 352359 or emailing and they will be happy to help you.
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Find Your Hairdressing Hairo 

We have made a list of fantastic salons around the UK that offer free haircuts for donations measuring more than 12 inches.

Find your nearest Salon Here

The hair journey is a special one and involves some truly incredible people along the way – as well as a wonderful mix of selflessness and skill.

We have created a short film that will hopefully provide the answers to your questions and shine a light on how we turn your hair into a beautiful wig.

So settle down and see how hair donors, hairdressers, volunteers, wig knotters and wig fitters all play their part in helping us provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people.

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The MBE for voluntary groups was awarded to The Little Princess Trust by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.