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Salma Hayek Reveals Her Eight-Year-Old Daughter Is Growing Hair To Donate To Children With Cancer

30/11/2015 10:22 GMT | Updated 30/11/2015 10:59 GMT

Salma Hayek's daughter is growing her hair so she can donate it to make a wig for children with cancer.

The actress, 49, posted a photo on Instagram of Valentina's hair, which currently reaches her lower back, and said the eight-year-old is donating her hair in the "spirit of Christmas".


Hayek wrote in the photo caption: "My daughter Valentina is growing her beautiful mane so she can cut it and donate it to make a wig for children with cancer."

It wasn't long before fans began commenting on the photo congratulating Valentina for her heartwarming gesture.

"Bravo Valentina, this is such a wonderful thing do to," one person wrote.

"What a big heart she has, how beautiful," commented another.

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Hayek has previously spoken out about how Valentina loves doing her mum's makeup

Other fans offered advice on where Hayek should donate the hair, arguing some organisations "sell" these wigs.

"Just be careful because some foundations will sell wigs to little girls in need," wrote one person.

"Do the research. I know because my little boy had cancer and I donated my hair too, but I made certain they would give the wig to the needy, not sell it."

Offering suggestions, one person wrote: "Please donate to Wigs For Kids or Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

"These two donate and don't charge the recipient. Pantene is a minimum of eight inches. Wigs for kids is 10 inches. Good luck!"

A similar charity in the UK is the Little Princess Trust.

Previously speaking about her relationship with her daughter, Hayek said the eight-year-old often does her makeup.

"She is so good with makeup," the mum said according to MailOnline.

"She's done my makeup and she's really, really good. I have the opportunity to work with great makeup artists and she's watching them like a hawk."

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