Research has shown that rapid hair loss often causes emotional trauma by compromising an individual’s dignity, security, and positive sense of self. That’s why Hair Matters dedicates itself to creating a supportive, inclusive community that offers holistic hair and body solutions to patients undergoing cancer treatment.Learn More
An initial consultation with Hair Matters gives you a supportive place to learn about your options.
We provide haircutting in preparation for hair loss and/or wig creation.
Wig fittings ensure that your wig will look and feel comfortable and natural.
Explore different ways to accessorize during hair loss, including scarves, hats, and head pieces.
Learn how to properly and effectively care for your skin, scalp, and wig during cancer treatment.
We teach you how to style, shape, and texturize your hair during different stages of regrowth.
Hair Matters currently has several locations around Maine, with plans to continue expanding to different hair salons across the country. To find the Hair Matters partner salon nearest to you, jump to our Locations page.See Locations
Patrick D. donated more than his hair: he also left a heartfelt
Hair Matters selected as recipient charity in November 2019.
Hazel Pine was right where she wanted to be: donating her hair
Your gift enables us to provide critical care to those unable to
Understand the process of hair loss due to chemotherapy.
“Let’s talk about hair. Glorious silky gray. Many a woman of advanced
NewsCenter Maine reported on Hair Matters shortly after it was formed.
In the midst of grief, Gary L. found a way to express
WGME-13 reported that more Mainers are donating their hair during the pandemic
One stitch at a time, fiber artists Sandi Lavoie and Marilyn Sinskie painstakingly
Wellness expert Lynda Adams talks with Debby Porter for her podcast Living
The "Maine Millennial" writes about her hair donation.
Liz Gaudet, a Hair Matters volunteer, upholds the legacy of her friend:
On Oct. 16, 2018, Hair Matters Founder Debby Porter was named a
Hair donations are up, reports the Washington Post.
Hair Matters offers avenue for women who face hair loss to build
Listen to how Hair Matters found a solution for Amelia Eujania Fennelly's
Join us in support of Sharon, Hair Matters, and others affected by
Helpful information about the causes of hair loss and how to manage
Health writer Diane Atwood explains Debby Porter's trifecta of traits.
Members of the Wells High School field hockey team make hair donation.
WGME-13 in Portland traveled to Standish to cover the Sharon Strong Fundraiser
Start by detangling the hair on your wig. Gently comb or “pick” from
Portland’s country radio station, WPOR, featured Hair Matters as their “Feel Good
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