TAKE IT OFF DAY
it takes is 8 inches...
An 8 inch pony tail that is! Take
it Off day is on November 24th, 2012 in the Nelson Trading
Company at 402 Baker Street in Nelson BC...
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How does it work?
In October, we're going to have our annual "Take it
Off" party at our store in the Nelson Trading Company
in Nelson BC. Be sure to sign up below to receive event
updates and news.
Through this event and the Pantene
Beautiful Lengths program, you have the power to pass along
a meaningful gift to a woman undergoing treatment for cancer!
Essentially, we're encouraging you
to donate your hair so it may be used for wigs for cancer
patients. Anyone wishing to donate their hair can do so
during the event. We'll have
hairdressers on site and all the supplies -- we'll even
ship your donation for you. It's that easy! Just call (250)354-2000
or visit us at Annie's Boutique before the event to register
(this lets us plan for enough hairdressers and give everyone
an appointment time etc). The requirements for hair donations
It takes 6 ponytails to create a
wig ó make the most of your donation by inviting 5 friends
to join in too! When the wigs are made, they will go to
a woman who has been affected by hair loss from cancer treatment,
at no cost to her.
Even if you don't wish to donate
your hair, come on down for the party!
There will be entertainment, door prizes, raffles, and a
lot more FUN for everyone!
If you wish, you can make a monetary donation to fund groundbreaking
research projects for the prevention of cancer, and to support
women living with the disease.
In order to make the most beautiful,
realistic and durable wigs, donated hair must meet the requirements
* Donated hair must be a minimum
of 8 inches long (measure hair from just above the elastic
band of the ponytail to the ends).
* Wavy/curly hair texture is fineóyou
may straighten hair to measure.
* Hair should be freshly washed and
completely dry, without any styling products.
* Hair may be coloured with vegetable
dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes. It cannot be bleached,
permanently coloured or chemically treated.
* It takes at least six ponytails to make a wig; in general,
each ponytail comes from a different person and is a different
colour. Even though some hair colours may look similar,
including grey hair, each is completely unique.
* For a realistic-looking wig that
has consistent colour throughout, donated ponytails must
be processed and then dyed to the same shade. It is critical
for each ponytail to absorb dyes at the same rate in order
to create wigs of consistent, natural-looking colour.
* Some chemically-treated or permanently-coloured
hair, does not absorb dye at the same rate as other types
of hair. It is much harder to colour and, once coloured,
fades more quickly.
* Most permanently-coloured hair,
once it is processed and re-coloured, is too fragile and
breakable under the rigorous processing required during
the production of the wig.
If your hair currently is not long enough
to donate, don't be discouraged! You have from now until
next year to grow it!
Hair typically grows Ĺ - 1 inch per month.
By following a few simple tips, you can have a ponytail
ready to donate in no time!
Dos and Doníts of Growing Long, Healthy-Looking,
* DO use a conditioner after every wash
to help keep hair moisturized and strong against damage
* DONíT use a brush on wet hair; once hair
is washed and conditioned, use a comb with smooth, wide-set
teeth to gently detangle hair working from tip to root
* DO use a spray, leave-in conditioner
for extra protection when using heated hair appliances
* DONíT use a blow-dryer on soaking wet
hair; to help minimize thermal damage, wait until hair is
80 per cent dry before using a blow-dryer
* DO use a root lifter spray and/or velcro
rollers to achieve volume; avoid teasing hair, as it can
uplift cuticles, making them fragile and susceptible to
* DONíT over-brush hair; despite the common
myth that 100 strokes a day are good for hair, this can
lead to breakage
* DO use deep conditioning treatments once
a week, or as often as needed, to help minimize split-ends
and keep hair looking healthy and conditioned
* DONíT wait more than six to eight weeks
to get hair trimmed; regular salon visits are essential
in keeping hair healthy-looking and beautiful
Also visit the Pantene
Beautiful Lengths website for more information.