How can we help those affected by the loss of hair? According to WebMD, Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes your hair to come out, often in clumps the size and shape of a quarter. The amount of hair loss is different in everyone. Some people lose it only in a few spots. Others lose a lot. Sometimes, hair grows back but falls out again later. In others, hair grows back for good.
Below are other types of this condition:
- Alopecia Areata Totalis means you’ve lost all the hair on your head.
- Alopecia Areata Universalis is the loss of hair over your entire body.
- Diffuse alopecia areata is a sudden thinning of your hair rather than lost patches.
- Ophiasis alopecia areata causes hair loss in a band shape around the sides and back of your head.
Oftentimes the people affected by these conditions require wigs as their hair loss is irreversible. If you have been considering donating your hair to those with hair loss, here is some important information.
Make sure you research hair donation organizations to find the right fit for you. Your hair donation must meet the organization’s specifications. The most common requirements are to submit hair that is healthy, trimmed, clean, dry, and at least 8 inches long. Some organizations require that the hair is in its most natural state without chemicals or dyes. Lastly, you will be required to pack and ship the hair.
These are 4 hair donation organizations that I found that accept hair donations for wigs:
By: Jiolka Peralta
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