Where can cancer patients get a free wig?

Loosing your hair to cancer is difficult enough. With all of the medical costs associated with cancer treatments, finding additional funds to purchase a wig makes it even more challenging. Fortunately there are a number of ways to get a free head cover, such as a wig, scarf or hat. This page provides a list of resources to help you get a free wig.
Wig ExchangeOur Wig Exchange Program: Through our Wig Exchange Program, we provide free wigs to children and adults in need. You MUST financially qualify. We donate wigs that are purchased on our online store, and returned to us; we do NOT resell returned wigs. In addition, we accept financial donations; with your donatios, we can purchase and give away even more free wigs. We also provide free wigs to those who lost their hair to alopecia, lupus, trichotillomania, hydrocephalus, head burns or other medical reason. If we do not have a free wig in stock, please check back or try the organizations below:

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American Cancer Society LogoAmerican Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is one of the most well known cancer awareness organizations. They provide a variety of resources for cancer patients, including free wigs to help women who are experiencing hair loss and cannot afford a wig. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, donate or inquire about a free wig, please contact your local ACS chapter. Search for your city/state on their website at www.cancer.org, or call (800) ACS-2345.
Children with hair loss logoChildren with Hair Loss: Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss. Each year, the number of children requesting our hair replacements increases and with your support, we can continue to increase the number of children we are able to help in the future! For more information, please visit www.childrenwithhairloss.us.

What is the quality of a free wig

The quality of our free wigs vary. If we give away a wig that was returned to us due to an incorrect size or color, the condition of the wig is usually like-new. Wigs that we purchase from donations are always synthetic and brand new; since demand for free wigs is high, we cannot use donations for expensive wigs. If you are being sponsored by an individual or organization, the wig you receive is based on what your sponsor purchases for you.

Free Wig Alternatives

There are plenty of cost effective head covers for cancer patients. Our scarves, caps, wraps and turbans all cost less than a wig, and can be worn during and after chemo treatments. If you really want a wig, synthetic wigs are also less expensive.

Halo Wigs is another great option. A Halo Wig is a hat with your own hair attached to it. They’re relatively inexpensive, extremely easy to put on, and best of all- it’s your hair. If you do purchase a wig, we suggest alternating wears with a Halo Wig to extend the life of your premium wig. Most physicians will suggest you cut your hair short prior to chemo; we suggest you cut your hair and use it for a custom Halo. For more information about Halo Wigs, please visit www.wigsforcancerpatients.com/halo-wigs.