Business Owner Offers Free Wigs For Kids Suffering From Medical-Related Hair Loss
Hair loss is something that many women experience, and it can be devastating.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss at some point in their lives.
Hair loss can be caused by menopause, postpartum, tight hairstyles, chemotherapy, or be related to old age. Sometimes it’s unclear why a woman experiences hair loss, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing.
Not every woman cares about hair or hair loss, but for those who do, losing their locks can be quite an emotional journey. Many people turn to wigs to feel confident, and that’s where Wigs by Tiffani comes in.
Tiffani Calix shared on her website that she came up with the idea for Wigs by Tiffani when she was dealing with post-partum hair loss. She couldn’t find wigs that fit right or looked good, so she started making her own.
She sell various types of wigs, toppers, tools, and hair accessories on her website, with adult-size pieces ranging in price from $1,150 to $2,200.
At first, Tiffani wasn’t offering children-sized wigs, but when requests for juvenile sizing started pouring in, Tiffani decided to create something.
The kids looking at her website’s wigs were largely kids who suffered from medical conditions that caused hair loss, like cancer (from chemotherapy) and alopecia.
While Tiffani could’ve simply started listing smaller sizes for sale, she decided to take things a step further and offer children’s wigs for free.
Kids ages 8-17 can join the waitlist on Wigs by Tiffani’s website to receive a custom wig for medical-related hair loss.
Because wigs are both costly and time-consuming, Tiffani started a Children’s Wig Fund on GoFundMe with a goal of raising $300,000. While she plans to provide wigs for children either way, the more funding she has, the more kids she can help.
She said, “I am doing this with or without the extra monetary help, but the more donations I get, the more kids I can take on. The wigs for these kids are FREE, but still costs money to make and provide.”
Losing hair as an adult is hard, but losing hair as a middle schooler or teenager is even worse. It’s nice to know that someone is out there working to help children go through such an isolating and emotional time.Whizzco