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Can I donate 6 inches of hair?

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Six inches of hair may be donated to organizations such as Locks of Love. Though not usable to make hair pieces for children, the shorter lengths may be sold to offset costs.

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If a person desires to donate hair for making hairpieces for children who have suffered medical hair loss, the minimum length for such donations is 10 inches.

The Locks of Love website lists all restrictions and requirements for hair donations. It answers questions such as whether gray hair, bleached hair or dreadlocks may be donated. The site also notes other ways to help the organization through financial donations.

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    What salons in California donate hair to Locks of Love?

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    What are Locks of Love participating salons?

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    Locks of Love participating salons are the hairstyling salons that support the mission of the charity by acting as agents and donating hair from longer hair cuts, according to the Locks of Love charity. Participating salons offer free haircuts in exchange for the 10 or more inches cut from the client's hair.

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    What is the purpose of Locks of Love?

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