by ZOE FOSTER
If you had the opportunity to support women with cancer, I’m guessing you probably would. In fact, being the brilliant, good-looking, kindhearted Mamamia reader that you are, I’m guessing you already do.
So… What if you could support women with cancer AND get that dazzling short haircut you’ve always thought about but haven’t had the coconuts to follow through on? Guess what? You can. You really, really can.
Pantene, of which I am an ambassador, has launched a program called Beautiful Lengths, which encourages women with long hair to cut it, and then donate it to be made into a real-hair wig for women undergoing cancer treatment. For those who have undergone cancer treatment, or know a dame who has, you will know that despite impressive advances in synthetic hair wigs, nothing can come close to a hair that moves, looks and behaves like (“is”) real hair.
It’s a marked visual difference, but it’s also psychological –for a lot of us, our hair shapes how we feel about ourselves. And having a wig that feels and looks like your old hair when you have lost it can be a huge boost to confidence during a pretty shitty time.
Sadly, these real hair wigs are pretty prohibitive. (Between $800 – $3000.) Beautiful Lengths was created to give them to women with cancer for free.