Wigs on their way

WA Look Good Feel Better program manager Linda Hunter with Jazz and Miel Habani. Picture: Marcus Whisson d406370
WA Look Good Feel Better program manager Linda Hunter with Jazz and Miel Habani. Picture: Marcus Whisson d406370

The campaign encourages women and girls throughout Australia to grow, cut 20cm lengths of their hair to be made into real-hair wigs, which are in turn donated to women undergoing cancer treatment as part of the LGFB program.

The students of Carmel Primary School, Dianella, said they felt compelled to cut their hair to help those battling cancer and losing their hair.

‘We are always happy to do a good deed and when we heard about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program we thought cutting our hair would be a good way to tell more people about it,’ Miel said. ‘It feels so much better to have cut our hair for a good cause than just a trim and waste it.’

Jazz agreed, saying it was a great thing to do and she was hoping other people would be encouraged to get involved.

The sisters organised their grandma to chop 20cm off their long locks, which they had been growing for months, then donated it to the cause.

‘We didn’t think to do anything special as we didn’t realise it would be such an important thing,’ Miel said.

‘It makes me happy to make someone else happy and many more people should donate their hair.

‘I am sure that if I knew about it before, I would have done it sooner ” I will definitely do it again.’

Look Good Feel Better WA program manager Linda Hunter said she was grateful for the generosity of the cosmetic industry that donated $2 million worth of skin-care and make-up items to run the LGFB workshops.

Since BLC’s launching last September, more than 4500 ponytails had been donated.