[Lab] Shave a Maker

Britta Evans-Fenton technical at artengine.ca
Tue Jul 29 17:31:14 EDT 2014

 I can actually answer that one in brief, it is usually not the cancer
society that you are donating hair to directly. I donated to Pantene who's
requirements were:

   - At least 8 inches long (no maximum length)
    - If you have wavy or curly hair, measure when straight
   - Free of permanent colour, bleach or other chemical treatments such as
   Japanese straightening
    - Vegetable dyes, semi-permanent dyes and rinses are acceptable, but
   “virgin” hair is preferred
   - No more than 5% gray

There is also A Child's Voice Foundation that requires:

   - The minimal hair donation length is *12 inches* measured tip to tip;
   - Hair can be placed in a *braid* or *ponytail*;
   - Tightly *secure* the braid or ponytail using rubber bands or hair
   - *No permed, bleached, dyed, or treated hair is acceptable*;
   - Cut *above* the rubber band or hair elastic, not below;
   - Slightly *grey hair* is acceptable.
   - Please ensure hair is *fully dry* when cut. Wet hair cannot be used.
   - Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or
   - Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 12 inches;
   - Hair swept off the floor is not useable;
   - Hair that is shaved off and is not in a ponytail or braid is not
   usable. Please divide your hair into multiple ponytails and cut each one
   off before continuing to shave; and
   - Dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions, or synthetic hair is *not*

I know there is a few more places but generally 8 inches is a good rule of

*Technical Coordinator *

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Justin <justin at slootsky.org> wrote:

>  Darcy : you were recently pondering a hair cut weren't you?
> Jason : what is the length required for the cancer society to make use of
> it?
> On July 29, 2014 3:06:56 PM Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> You mean my hair is good for something?
>> That sounds like a pretty good cause, count me in.
>> I think I need to grow it more though...
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>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Jason Arnold <arnold.jason at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> As some of you may have noticed, I have lots of hair (maybe not on top,
>>> but it is indisputably long). I've been growing it out with the goal of
>>> donating it for the Cancer Society as thanks for their help with someone
>>> near and dear to me: my sister, who, while she lost her hair to
>>> chemotherapy, ultimately won the war and has been cancer-free for over 10
>>> years now. Amongst many things, they gave her hair when she had none, so I
>>> wanna give some back while I still have it to give :D
>>> So, why am I telling you all this? Well, while I'm prepared to go it
>>> alone and fundraise as well as make my hair donation as an individual, as
>>> the saying goes: there's strength in numbers, so I'm putting this call out
>>> to you, my fellow Makers, to team up with me. I know the spirit's out
>>> there; a couple of Makers in our ranks - namely, Britta and Doug - have
>>> already donated their hair within the past year, but even if you don't have
>>> enough hair to donate, we can still join forces. Back in 2007, I was part
>>> of a "Shave a Nerd" campaign where we only had one hair donor among us, but
>>> the other dozen or so on the team joined in on the fundraising and had our
>>> heads shaved in solidarity. I'm aiming to do something like that for
>>> artengine. It's fun, it's for a good cause and it's a chance to garner some
>>> free publicity of sorts for our humble Makerspace. I'm open to suggestions
>>> on the Team name, but "Maker Haire" feels right. I haven't put together a
>>> team page or registered anything yet; I wanted to put this out there as a
>>> feeler before I took that next step. So, who's with me?
>>> *Jason*
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