Hair Donations

**Due to an overwhelming response and a huge waiting list, we are currently not taking new donation clients. Please check back in a few months to see if we have resumed the program. Thanks to everyone for their participation!

Citrus offers a complimentary haircut and style for those donating their hair. You will also receive a $10 off card for your next haircut. The hair is sent to a few different charities which use the hair to make wigs for those going through cancer treatment. We choose the charity based on their guidelines: Some will not take coloured or chemically treated hair and some will. Others have different guidelines for length required.

Some charities focus on children specifically. Something to keep in mind is that not all children want to wear wigs. Because so many people want to specifically donate to children,  there is more of a need for wigs for adults and young adults.

Hair Donation Program at Citrus Hair Salon Vancouver

Here are the charities we donate to and their donation guidelines:

Locks of Love

  • Minimal hair donation is 10 inches.
  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable.  If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
  • Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.

Angel Hair for Kids

  • The minimal hair donation length is 12 inches measured tip to tip;
  • No permed, bleached, dyed, or treated hair is acceptable;
  • Slightly grey hair is acceptable.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 12 inches;
  • Hair that is shaved off and is not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. Please divide your hair into multiple ponytails and cut each one off before continuing to shave; and
  • Dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions, or synthetic hair is notacceptable.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

  • At least 8 inches long (no maximum length)
    – If you have wavy or curly hair, measure when straight
  • Free of permanent colour, bleach or other chemical treatments such as Japanese straightening
    – Vegetable dyes, semi-permanent dyes and rinses are acceptable, but “virgin” hair is preferred
  • No more than 5% gray