Donate your hair and give the gift of pure love to someone who needs it
WHAT WE DO
Confident Locks™ headbands are made from soft and comfortable elastic and are designed to be worn underneath other headgear such as hats, scarves, turbans, head wraps, beanies, etc. The unique patented design gives patients a “real fringe” effect (hence our name!) that looks easy and natural.
WHY WE EXIST
They were created with the hopes of empowering anyone who has lowered self-confidence and self-esteem as a result of hair loss. We want to help patients discover a renewed sense of self-worth and normalcy. There’s not much we can do to reduce the physical challenges alopecia and cancer sufferers have to endure, so it is our hope through Real Fringe, we can make a real impact on the lives of these patients.
Help us spread the word and spread the love!
EMPOWERING YOU TO BE YOUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELF
We’ll create a comfortable headband with a fringe made of real hair (either your own or donated) so you can look in the mirror and know that…
… YOU’VE GOT THIS
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
For people with Alopecia Areata, hair loss can be emotionally difficult and often coincides with a loss of confidence. Many turn to itchy and uncomfortable wigs or choose to wear scarves and beanies, but still feel self-conscious about their hair loss as they go through their daily lives. For alopecia patients to be able to look in the mirror and see real human hair in their reflections, it can make a huge difference to self-confidence and body image.
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~Sophia Loren
“The band is so comfortable… the reaction from everyone has been amazing; so positive and flattering! It feels awesome wearing it. You have made our week… even month! THANK YOU!!!”
“It’s so soft and fits beautifully… can’t believe it’s my own hair! You missed my tears when I put it on… just so special, so special to have my own hair. Can’t explain how happy it makes me!”
Cancer Patient, when she just received her Confident Locks™
“OMG I just wanted you to know how many wonderful comments I have had on my fringe band… spreading the word of your amazing product! So confident and absolutely loving it. Everyone thinks I still have hair. Can’t thank you enough! It’s amazing. Loving following your journey. You are one special lady and I feel so privileged to be your first customer.”
Cancer Patient, a week after receiving her Confident Locks™
ABOUT CONFIDENT LOCKS™
by Real Fringe Hair Bands
Real, Not Synthetic
Long hair optional
Know where it's from
The softest weave
We take dyed hair
Made in Australia
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTEHave you been personally touched by cancer or alopecia, and would like to make a difference in some way?
Click the link below to make a Real Fringe difference!
Download our hair donation form below, send your donation in with the completed form, and know that someone out there will be immensely grateful for your kindness.
For most of us, it’s just hair.
For a recipient, it means so much more.
INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY
Click the button below to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to talk to you about your ideas and how we can help.
ORGANISE A FUNDRAISER
Get together with at least 3 other people, get your hair cut at the same time and raise funds to put towards the creation of Real Fringe Hair Bands for someone you love.
Click the button below to contact us about your fundraiser idea!
ORDER YOUR CONFIDENT LOCKS™ HAIRBAND
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I want to donate my hair but it is coloured.
How long does the hair have to be?
How is hair collected from a donor?
For hair donations, hair must be washed and dried prior to cutting. Your hairdresser needs to section the hair into a ponytail, or multiple ponytail bunches if the hair is very thick. Elastic bands are applied to the bunch of hair at the top closest to the head. The band needs to be quite tight to secure the hair during transport. The hair is then cut at least 1cm above the elastic band. The hair donation is then placed in a zip-lock bag and is mailed to:
Real Fringe Hair Bands
PO BOX 221
How is hair collected from an Oncology patient?
Hair must be washed and dried prior to cutting. Your hairdresser needs to section the hair into a ponytail, or multiple ponytail bunches if the hair is very thick. Elastic bands are applied to the bunch of hair at the top closest to the head. The band needs to be quite tight to secure the hair during transport. The hair is then cut at least 1cm above the elastic band. The hair donation is then placed in a zip lock bag and needs to be sent via REGISTERED MAIL to:
Real Fringe Hair Bands
10 Frances Ave
How does the hair have to be cut to be donated?
What is Confident Locks™ exactly?
How do I use the band?
How much hair is on the head band?
How do you know what size to make the band?
Are you a charity or a not-for-profit organisation?
Can I safely curl or straighten the hair on the Confident Locks™?
Can I wash the hair and band?
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