Free Wigs

If you are looking to find a free wig check out the below links.



American Cancer Society

Many local chapters of the American Cancer Society (ACS) provide free wigs through their wig banks. In order to determine if a chapter near you is donating wigs, visit the official ACS office locator here.

The ACS has also teamed with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to distribute free wigs donated by the Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths campaign. Relying on ponytail donations from women across the country, the campaign creates the wigs and distributes them to ACS wig banks located across the country. If you are interested in obtaining a free wig, contact ACS at 1-877-227-1596.


CancerCare, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing completely free and professional support services to cancer patients and anyone affected by the disease, offers wigs at no charge. Take advantage of this service by contacting CancerCare here.

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program

The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a variety of support groups for patients at the hospital and within the local community. Among them is the Wig and Turban Program, which offers free wigs in various styles and colors, as well as turbans and hats (also provided at no charge to the patient).

The Duke program is just one example of hundreds of similar programs across the country (another is the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Wig Bank Program).To find out if a facility near you offers a free hairpiece service, contact your local ACS chapter or community hospital for further information.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Women with limited resources can take advantage of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization’s wig and prosthesis bank. This service provides up to 500 wigs annually to patients, along with wig care and styling tips and a 24 hour phone hotline. These services are made free thanks to the support of the organization’s donors. If you’re interested in receiving a free wig, contact Y-ME’s 24 hour hotline at 1-800-221-2141 to speak with a peer counselor.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Many local chapters of Susan G. Komen for the Cure offer wigs free of charge to patients. To find a Komen affiliate in your area, visit Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Affiliate locator.

Wigs for Kids

Children under the age of 18 are eligible to receive a wig free of charge from Wigs for Kids. This non-profit organization relies on the donation of ponytails to create wigs for children. To request a free wig, simply fill out the form located at


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1 Maxine September 24, 2009 at 2:40 am

My name is Maxine Guzman I am 19 Years old. I currently reside in West Covina Ca. I have been suffering from an unexplained condition which has been haunting me since I was in fifth grade. I suffer from Extensive Hair Loss. Ever since I was in middle school I recall always having to wear hair pieces ranging from Full Tracks/Full Weaves/general extensions. The lower part of my head which runs down my neck is completely bald. I hade very little hair, enough to help cover up some of the extensions. Most Recently I have had to start using Full cap Wigs. I have gone completely bald ranging from 100-120 hair follicles mostly on the top of my head. The average person has thousands. I have been on a continues mission from doctor to doctor, state to state and even out of country to help find some kind of treatment so I can at least have some what of a normal head of hair. I have given up all hope and I will have to continue to use wigs until I can try to gather enough money to see many more specialists to see what I can be assisted with. I am asking from the bottom of my heart to please help me, you may not know what it is like to be ridiculed and laughed at for being bald. I have gone into complete depression and complete isolation from the outside world because of this condition. I currently own just 2 Wigs because I cannot afford any more then that, as I have purchased the two for $200.00 a piece. Please help me with making a donation…..I am in desperate need of a new wig, as I am going to college next semester and I want to have a good head of hair on my shoulders so I can feel like a Young Women!!!

*May GOD always keep you in his prayers, Amen.
Maxinne Guzman
1328 W Yarnell St
West Covina CA 91790
(626) 373-7113

2 admin December 14, 2009 at 2:26 am

try the mico dot system. I heard about it on the wendy williams shows. contact the show about it and tell them told you about. there are new legit hair loss techniques that can help you I will look inot putting them out there

3 Destiney Jones January 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I am11 years old in 6th grade. Three days before christmas i found out I had cancer in my leg. I am taking chemo treatments and have no hair. I would like a free wig. my address is 2479 Washington Hwy. Elberton, GA 30635

Desi Jones

4 admin April 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

The information is on the sites homepage under FREE WIGS

5 Sherry November 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Hi, my name is Sherry. I am 44 years old. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in April, 2010. I have had a lumpectomy April 15th, then May 4th, I had a mastectomy. I have gone through 6 chemo treatments. I have lost all my hair. I have a hair piece that I got, thats all I could afford. I would like to get a full wig. There has been a few complaints at my work, cause I wear a bandana with the hairpiece. Can you please help me? I cannot afford to buy one. I have missed alot of work. I have been on medical leave again due to alot of sickness and infections, etc. Thank you very much.
My address is:
Sherry Pyles
228 Flatbush Road
Littlestown, PA 17340

6 jen January 7, 2011 at 4:19 am

Hi, my mother in law has cancer for the third time now in ten years this time in her lung. they are doing pretty harsh chemo on her a triple dose and so after her first session she has already lost her hair. She doesnt want a wig as she feels it will make her too hot and itchy but would love a nice light weight scarf. Is there anything you can do to help her. Right now her ssi is the only household income and so they are beyond being on a fixed income. Please let us know, it would be forever appreciated.

7 kelly February 12, 2011 at 7:58 am

My name is Kelly and I just found out that I have advanced lymphoma. Apparently the fatique and swollen lymph nodes I had written off as Epstein Barr was indeed cancer. I am on disability for panic disorder and depression because I was a stay at home mom for more than twenty years and did not pay enough into the system. I never dreamed I would be on medicaid, SSI and 52 years old….and now cancer. I am beginning chemo next week and am so scared, and so depressed. The one bright spot is that I would like to wear a nice wig. That sounds fun to me, plus I am so tired and nauseated all the time I never feel like fixing my hair.

Is there a chance I could get help paying for a nice wig? Even some assistance? I hate asking for things, but I cannot stand to think about being bald AND sick.

If you would like to help me God Bless You…my email is


8 JoAn Niceley March 13, 2011 at 1:19 am

We would like to share our information with you as well as yours with our nonprofit. We really do give away wigs FREE to anyone with no insurance, hassle free if they are undergoing hair loss. We also provide free breast prosthetics free across the US.

9 admin March 13, 2011 at 1:22 am

Thank you so much JoAn, for posting this information.

May I offer you my thanks !



10 gabriel mila March 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm


11 Silver Moyer December 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Hello… My cousin Jenn is a 35 year old single mother of two small children. Late this past summer she was diagnosed with stage 3 Lymphoma cancer. She has been undergoing cemo therapy. I have been looking for any help sites that would help her and her children have a Christmas this year and for her to get a wig for free….being as her finances are extremely low due to all her hospital stays and surgeries. Any help that you could tell me about or provide I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much…Happy Holidays to you and yours.

12 Christi Brackeen May 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Mu good friends daught has leukemia and they took a pic of her today in her last ponytail. She’s not eating cause she’s finds her hair in her food so they are cutting here hair today. I would like to find her a wig and scarfs to get her through this, used or new. I have 3 daughters myself and cannot imagine watch she is going through. I’ve contacted wigs for kids and where there is hope. If anyone still have their old wigs and scarfs that has survived cancer please contact me if you are willing to donate them. Thank you all and god bless Brooklyn!
Christi Brackeen

13 Tammy August 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Hi, my name is Tammy. My grandmother died of breast cancer, my aunt in Iowa is battling breast cancer for the 2nd time and now my mom was diagnosed in July. It has been so devastating for her because after watching her loved ones go through so much, the sad part is she knows whats ahead. I feel awful because we can not afford a wig. The medical cost is unbelievable, even with insurance it has taken all of our saving for surgery co-pays, her regular medications plus all of the missed work for both of us. The problem is I can not find a free wig. We are in Houston, Tx, a very large city. Its hard to believe I cant find any resources. If you know of any, please write. Her port is being put in on 8/9 her first of many chemos is 8/14. I would love to surprise her. She will still be working at her job through this due to money issues so this would be one less thing for her to worry about-it too is a life saving gift but you’d only know that if you didnt have your hair. Thank you in advance for any help.

14 Victoria December 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I would like to donate my hair & I’m curious if anyone knows if a large donation from one person is enough to make a full wig. Also does anyone know how much it would cost to have the wig made? I would love to find someone in need & pay to make them a wig from my hair donation.

15 Tammy Sizemore April 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hi my name is Tammy, I am 42 years old I live in KY. I suffer from Alopecia Totalis (Hair loss which occurs over the entire body, including the scalp, eyebrows etc..). I lost my hair when I was only a few weeks old, so I spent my life without any hair. It was hard not having any hair. I never wore wigs was never really interested in wearing them until after I graduated from High School, about 2 years after school in fact. I grew up self-conscience about how I looked. My parents couldn’t afford to buy me the kind of wigs that looked anything close to real hair back then. I started buying my own. They are great when you first get them but after awhile they start to loose shape and the hair starts falling out. I’ve never had the money to afford the type of wigs that you could swim in, ride rollercoasters in, just basically not worry that someone will hug you and the might fall off. I wanted to know if there are any programs out there to help me a really nice wig so that I can do things like go swimming with my kids and get on rides with. Help, any information would be nice.

16 Maria Santiago January 4, 2014 at 2:36 am

Hi my name is Maria Santiago and I’m writing on behalf of my best friend back in may she was told that she had ovarian cancer and needed surgery… after her surgery we were told that the cancer had spread and she would be needing chemo therapy… a week afte rbeginingchemo she lost all of her hair… sheis in desperate need of a wig and because of her financial situtation she is unable to buy one… if anyone can give me info on getting her a free wig Iwould really appreciate it… Iam also interested in donating my hair..any information would be great thank you again in advanced!

17 wendy stough March 10, 2014 at 1:00 am

My 19 year old daughter Aubri has recently been diagnosed with Alopecia. She has gone through several treatments showing no results. Her father was also diagnosed with Alopecia Areata a little over ten years ago. He also went through treatments with no results and i fear she may not overcome this either. Aubri has a two year old daughter and a low income. My income is low as well and we cannot afford to purchase her synthetic hair so i am seeking out help. She has already suffered from a great deal of hair loss and is in need. Any suggestions of programs i can reach out to would be greatly appreciated.

18 Kelly S Tasker April 29, 2014 at 2:17 am

My name is Kelly, my medical life has started at age 23 w heart failure when I had my daughter. God let me live threw that and left me with depression and PTSD along with secure anxiety. I gained a lot of weight that started to pull on my heart n pass again. was told mom ore kids or I would die. ( I also had diabetes) @320lbs and I had 3ed stage cancer endometriosis . By the age of 30 I decided I had so many medical issues ( and the drs) I had a total hysterectomy but it left som scaring n old tissue in my abdomen. All I knew was I was a failure to both my son that was 8 watching his mom die from having his sister and so many surgeries and issues , I was head strong when I was offered to take 2 years to lose 25lbs and have gastric bypass . I lost over 100% of my body weight n ended up having more problems and couldn’t understand why. I had the surgery to benefit my KIDS lives! I no longer have diabetes , but now am hypoglycemic :-( I’ve been in so much pain and no surgeon could find a reason because I had 4 more surgeries and they couldn’t find a thing! No reason WHY I never Stopped losing weight, why I couldn’t eat n hold any food down at all! They kept telling me it was all in my head. I was given 2 months to gain weight ( u think easy right?) or I was gonna starve to death . I’ve lost my hair, it’s everywhere! I’ve been losing it and drs thinking protein! N karetin.. Well surgeon puts in nasal feeding tube n it clogs a week out. So as I reached 117 lbs n looked like a sack of bones my hair falling out still, he has no choice than to put the feeding tube thew my side. By that time I’ve had over 10 cat scans knowing the risks of cancer and losing my hair but w not really a choice! So my dr goes in ( remember this is all in my head and 4 scopes later) he puts a feeding tube in my side but…? Can’t find my stomach ….? Well it’s the size if a quarter from the bypass but the pain was it was stuck up under my RIBCAGE and for a year not being believed that I couldn’t eat or hold food in!, he cuts me a-little more n tries to pull it where it belongs and busted it in his fingers.. So my 1 hr surgery turned into 7 1/2. Then I get a seroma , stitches from my center lower ribcage cut past my belly button rips open. N in again, then again. All in 3 months I had 7 more surgeries! ( not much hair left can’t even wash it or more comes out) so now the pain I’m still feeling , being considered “phantom pains” because you know they just want you out to next pt, remind u I have no insides left baby wise so no physicals in 9 years, she decides to feel around n finds a huge lump but feels as though it’s on my intestines… ( my hair that I had left wouldn’t even take a color kit) I ask what is it? Well w lots of test we know right now it is a tumor n I’m still going on for further test on how bad it is. But .. I lost all the weight from my feeding tube I had that can not be put back in again, and am having a rough time eating again. I’m almost 117 black n blue all over w half s head if hair. To look like myself I had looked on amazon for wigs that weren’t to much costume , but my hair has always Ben long long and black with red streaks. I’ve found a few. But can’t Afford to even put gas in my car.. I can barely make it alone e my 2 kids on ssi I’ve walked n donated for YEARS! For cancer never thinking if be looking at it myself. This is my first year I couldn’t walk n feel horrible, because if I walk to the mail box n back I lose 4 lbs n more hair! I’ve been on coupon places to try so hard to win gift cards for amazon to try to get a wig n the stuff I’d need w it. But no luck. If any one knows of any long black an red wigs I could use one really badly. I’m not ready to shave all of ot off yet as I’m still in shock. Pleeeeease get back to me. I do have a very long blond/ light ash one that was given with n adjustable strap inside awhile ago but You can tell it’s not mine as I’ve never been a blond of light brown always black n ref. I can trade or donate it to the closest place closest to me here bug in need if one myself . You can reach me at ( Thank you very much.. In the meantime I will take it easy and only wash my hair once a month and try not to brush it!!

19 christi June 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Great organization

20 debbie burgess June 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

hi my son wife just turn 24 they have a 4 year old son and twins that are 1year old she has stage 4 Brest cancer they put her port in last mouth she been through two treatments 4 hours each time ,now she has lost her hair she truly needs help ,she needs a wig ,my son been Carrie her back and forth to doctors they are having a hard time making it ,please if you can help her with a wig ,i know she would be so great full ,this cancer has took a toll own are whole family its heart breaking but i have faith that god hears all there prayers god bless you and i pray for all of you that has cancer most of all to find a care ..

21 debbie burgess June 13, 2014 at 7:07 am

iam so sorry she been through 6 hours each time

22 Margie June 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I have a new womans wig, never worn that I would like for someone that needs it to have. It’s shoulder length, light brown color. It was purchased for over 200.00. If you are in need or know of someone that is please contact me. I’ve reached out to several organizations without any luck.

23 debbie burgess June 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm

yes i know some one my son wife who is 24 years old she has a set of twins and a 4 year old this will be her 3rd round of 6 hog0urs she has breast cancer,she already losing her hair she had very long dark brown hair ,i know it would be a blessing to her and family ,this has been hard on all of us ,when i seen your post on me email i just about cried ,i know she would love to have a nice wig ,if god be willing thank you her name is Sara able garrrati she goes for her treatments at b,ham UAB if you like to check and see if this is true ,i truly under stand she living beside me know so i can help them with the grand baby s ,can always use your prayers most of all its be really hard on the whole family

24 debbie burgess June 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm


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