My daughter donated her hair, akll you need to do is put it in a ponytail at the length you want cut, cut it, put in a storage size ziplock still banded, the address is on the Locks of Love Website. You mail it in, they send you a certificate. She donated 11 inches. I do know before they can accept it it has to be a certain length. It has everything you need to know on their website.
I reccommend going to a salon to cut your hair for Locks of Love, Most Stylists do it, but you mail it in yourself. It is great that they are helping the Gulf, but I like Locks of Love because it helps Kids w/Cancer..Adults too. There are many organazations that will help the Gulf, not so many dedicated towards giving people wigs for Cancer..