How To Cut

how to cut hair to make a wig for cancer


Wash & Dry
Your Hair

Please send clean hair, Chemo Divas! In the event that it is not, just check mark “Please clean my hair” on the order form +$45.

It’s okay to use conditioner lightly, but don’t use any heavy styling products. You can do that when you get back your finished wig.


Make Pinkie
Sized Ponies

Instead of making one big pony, make many small ponies all around your head. Section the hair off to make the ponies about pinky-thick. The sections don’t have to be all that precise. You’ll see, it’s easy to do and it works out well.

Some of our Divas do this at home, and some go to a salon.


Use Small
Rubber Bands

Use small rubber bands for hair. You can find them at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Amazon, etc. They usually come in black. They are solid and not transparent.

Don’t use the plastic hair bands. They  break too easily. This type of band is transparent. The rubber ones, which are the correct ones to get, are solid.


Off With
Your Ponies!

Take a pair of scissors and cut off those ponies, Chemo Divas! Cut close to the scalp, leaving the rubber bands in. The closer you cut to the scalp the longer the hair you get back. (We know, it’s hard, but leave too much hair on your head, you might be disappointed later that the halo wig is not as long as you expected.)

We Know How Hard It Is To Cut Your Hair

Watch This Video For Inspiration  

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Kaylie gets inspiration from Audrey Hepburn.

Kaley finds inspiration from the iconic style of Audrey Hepburn while she waits for her halo.

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