Buying hair?

Tiffany - posted on 11/24/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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So my hair is really long, its almost to my pant line maybe 2 or 3 insches away) and Ive been wanting to cut it for a while now. I want to donate it to Locks Of Love, but I recently heard about people buying hair. I googled it and hair like mine can go for like 300-400 dollars! Thats crazy to me. We are pretty strapped for cash at this point so Im considering it.
Anybody else heard of this? Its weird, but whatever floats their boats I guess lol.

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Kayleigh - posted on 11/27/2010

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Buying hair is not gross :P
Take it from a cosmetologist... real human hair in good quality is in high demand all the time.

I'd do it ^_^

Brittany - posted on 11/24/2010

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There are actually sites like ebay for this. Wigmakers buy hair. For really good quality hair and well preserved, it can go for $2,000. They will ask if you smoke, have ever colored your hair and how often you wash it. These will all affect the price. Washing your hair every day decreases the quality.

I've done this also when I had long hair.

Just watch out for hair cutting fetishists.

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Amanda - posted on 11/27/2010

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Umm I'm kind of on the fence with this one. I don't really see a problem with selling it, and I mean if you need the cash why not? But I don't see a problem with donating it for a good cause. I guess you do what you want to do! It's your hair and it'll grow back! It's not like you can't donate it later down the road when it's long again to make it even! Lol....go with what YOU wanna do!

Christi - posted on 11/27/2010

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Why be selfish? Donate your hair. My mother got a wig through Locks of Love when my sister and I both shaved our heads. Our hair was almost to our knees and we decided if my mom was going to be bald, we were going to be to. We donated our hair and wouldn't you know, my mom ended up finding the one made from our hair!

Tiffany - posted on 11/27/2010

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ugck, of all the things lol. The human race is seriously the grossest being alive lol

Brittany - posted on 11/27/2010

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Emma, they are people who get off on seeing hair getting cut or thinking about it. They often will request a video of the haircut along with the hair that they buy from you. Just a heads up. Really gross lol

Angela - posted on 11/27/2010

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The beauty of having the hair on your head is that: you can do what you want with it :) Strapped for cash then Sell it! I would ::)) Best Wishes!! BTW: I dont think making a profit off your hair is any different than donating it. BOTH are going to a wig for another person....

Heather - posted on 11/27/2010

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I would do it if i needed the money. IMO it is no different than a women selling her eggs.

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I'd do it. I don't see anything wrong with it. I mean, it's your hair, your choice, and if you need the money, go for it, as long as it's legit. You can do lots of other things for charity, like donate food and things people really need. I'd rather go to a physical location to sell my hair than sell it online. The internet can be pretty fishy sometimes.

Tiffany - posted on 11/27/2010

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hair cutting fetishists...sounds just...wrong lol.
It would sure be nice. I mean, I would love to donate it, but I gotta take care of myself too, yaknow

Sarh - posted on 11/24/2010

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I never heard of it and I would not trust it. I would much rather donate my hair to Locks of Love, which I have done since my first hair cut and now my almost 5yr old daughter is doing the same thing!

Leah - posted on 11/24/2010

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I have not heard of this. If you are strapped for cash,it really is up to you. I however would never consider selling mine. I would rather donate it so that someone else can have the joy. Who would seriously buy hair anyways?

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