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SPONSORED: About Pantene Beautiful Lengths Video

Stories from cancer survivors and how the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program helped them

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You know, I think it was 2 weeks later my hair started coming out.

The realty does hit when you go bald that you do have cancer. You can't be in denial because you know that you really have it.

We started the chemo that was very hard when hair start falling out 'cause it was coming out in [unknown].

It really takes away who you are, you know, when you look in the mirror.

You look so sick. You don't wanna say you feel that sick, but you look terrible. It's like okay, well, I got good eyes. And I don't have any eye lashes or eyebrow right now, but I got good eyes.

Pantene created its Beautiful Lengths Program because healthy hair means everything to us and it means so much to a woman who is battling cancer. We want to be there for women when feeling and looking healthy is the most important thing to them.

Thanks to the generosity of people who grow cut and donate there hair. Pantene Beautiful Lengths by our partnership with the American Cancer Society creates beautiful, real hair wigs for women living with cancer.

Cancers may cause damage to women on many levels physically and emotionally, and having a wig is a key part of the healing process that they feel better about themselves and the journey that they're facing.

Putting on a wig makes you feel like you're still you. And it was late August of 2006. They thought, "What if we had one student come down and actually donate the hair like right there in front of everybody in the school?" By early January which was scheduled-- Anyway, we had 67 kids signed up. These girls really decide even a year or two ahead of time. You know, they're donating their hair at this cause. It is a priceless gift that they're giving. Pantene Beautiful Lengths is something our school has really rallied behind. We're one school and a country in a world that's fighting cancer.

Real hair wigs are expensive, but there's nothing like a real hair wig.

Real hair you can touch, you can style, you can cut, you can run your fingers through it.

You can fix it, short and spike, long and curly. It makes you you're own individual person. So wigs are very important.

How short is your hair gonna be?

The great thing about the Beautiful Lengths program is it makes these wigs available free of charge to women who might not otherwise be able to afford them. Now that other people get trims our hair and like other people I feel beautiful too.

I have always had my long hair so I'm finally doing it.

This is my third time giving my hair.

This is my second time giving my hair.

Maybe better off the hair.

Yes me.

My grand mother lost her hair. It was tough seeing her go through that and I wanna help so that other people don't have to feel that way too.

Emilia asked me to cut her hair, probably 90 percent of them and doing it for a reason.

Yes my aunt Candy is coming from Ohio to cut my hair tomorrow.

You want me to cut hair? You know, I just-- I couldn't believe it. She had done vasectomy and I thought that's the least I could do is give my hair so somebody else can have a wig.

My grandmother will be here to cut my hair. She'll be here supporting her wig on Friday.

Tomorrow you are on stage on that floor. It's a big, big day. It's a big day to have this all come together. Last year, we have a 190 and we thought we will never ever, ever exceed that number. Tomorrow on the floor, 195 of you. Unbelievable. Everyone who is giving is so excited and I think they were nervous, but we all feel like we're doing something bigger than ourselves. When you have this many people together this much energy think of the causes that you could promote. We are a few minutes away, we need to get a final setup.

I thought this day would never come.

Well our cutters please come forward and sit behind there angels. Our cutters.

Cutting it off is kind of like huge 'cause I love my hair. If there is anyway that to make someone that's already in that much pain to feel better, it means a lot that I can help someone. It's so touching to think that they're enduring something that they don't need to. They don't have to do this. Is everyone ready? Is everyone is in position? Tammy Tanny make that record breaking call. Three, two, one cut.

The moment you hear the scissors like cutting hair, you can here it like I feel like I'm really doing something good right now.

It's so important to give back to people. And it;s a gift from those young women to help some young person or an older person to fight, the fight of their life.

I think almost any high school will do this. Here is a chance to do something good. Giving me something is so much more valuable than money.

I donated 14 inches.

Students are downstairs. They're getting the haircut by the stylist. They're hugging each other. It's a feeling like they never had before. To help fight cancer the best way they can at this point in their lives.

The need is significant for wigs in this country and we rely the generosity of donors to make sure that we're able to meet the demand.

I'm doing it again. Growing my hair out until a year from now and I'll do it again. I love it so much. Knowing people who are strangers are doing this for you. You feel more like I have other people behind me that don't even know me that are rooting for me.

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