Skip Nav
Beauty News
See Every Elegant Beauty Look From the Red Carpet at the 2016 Met Gala
Opinion
5 Kardashian-Inspired Makeup Trends You Likely Should Avoid
Beauty Trends
20 of the Cutest Korean Beauty Products You've Ever Seen

Gulf Oil Spill Hair Mats

Here's How Your Hair Can Help Clean the Oil Spill

If you've been looking for a reason to go get that chic new haircut, now there's a very good one: your hair can help clean up the Gulf of Mexico. It may sound weird, but hair is a great oil absorber, and when stuffed into nylons or made into mats, it's a very effective way to soak up oil on the surface of water. Best of all, it's natural and can be composted, so there's no hazardous waste left over.

An enterprising green nonprofit called Matter of Trust has been making hair absorbers used in various spills over the last few years. Donated hair from salons is being used to clean up the massive Gulf spill, but given the scale of this disaster, they need all the extra hair help they can get. It's a worthy cause if there ever was one, so if you want to donate or would like to find a salon where your hair cuttings will go to the Gulf, you can visit their website, and ask your salon to participate.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Disney Tangle Teezer
Shea Moisture Advertisement Controversy | April 2017
Salon Tipping Etiquette: How Much to Tip
Selena Gomez Bob 2017
New Beauty Products For Summer 2017
Justin Bieber's Someday Perfume Breaks Sales Records
Julianne Moore Named Kiehl's Brand Ambassador 2011-05-18 11:56:52
Asos Chandelier Hair Clip Cultural Appropriation
Ines de la Fressange Becomes L'Oreal Spokesperson
Aerin Lauder to Launch a Lifestyle Brand, Aerin 2011-04-06 17:00:46
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds