Please note that the only opportunity for hair donation is during the months of February and October.


As part of Focp’s mission, and our belief in the importance of Psychological, and moral support. FoCP is committed to provide wigs to individuals who have undergone Chemotherapy through the “Locks of Hope” campaign.  ‘Locks of Hope’ aims to help restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world in a positive outlook. The donated hair is used to create the highest quality of hair prosthetics. The “Locks of Hope” campaign is done in collaboration with DHL.

Guidelines for suitable hair:

  • We accept hair that is at least 12”/ 30 cms, as some of the hair would be lost during manufacturing of the wigs.
  • Clean, dry hair in good condition (no split ends) from any gender, and of any natural colour
  • Straight, wavy, curly, permed or chemically straightened
  • Dyed, bleached/highlighted (any dyes must be of a natural color)
  • HAIR preserved in good condition
  • Kindly note that we don’t do any of the hair cutting at our offices

We do not accept:

  • Hair that is less than 12”/30cm in length
  • Dyed an unnatural colour (blue, green, purple)
  • Largely/mostly grey hair
  • Hair extensions

What to do with your hair after cutting:

  • Wash and dry your hair
  • Do not add conditioner or styling products
  • Put your dry hair into a plait(s)
  • Secure at both ends with an elastic band
  • Put your dry plait(s) into a clear resealable plastic bag
  • Please identify how many cms is the donated hair
  • Kindly note that we ask for a donation of 10 dhs with each hair donation, which would go towards making the wigs

What is the process:

Where to send:

  • Send by courier to Friends of Cancer Patients office
    Friends of Cancer Patients
    Supreme Council for Family Affairs – Sharjah, UAE
    Tel: +971 6 506 5583
    PO Box: 61161
    Office working hours: Sunday to Thursday from 8:00am – 3:00pm
    Ramadan working hours: Sunday to Thursday from 9:00am – 2:00pm
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