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Would You Sell Your Hair?

What better way to make some extra money during a lousy economy than by selling something that costs absolutely no money to produce... like, say, your own hair? The Hair Trader helps people do just that, offering an online forum for people to buy and sell their hair. The most desirable is "virgin" hair, which means non-chemically altered in any way. Asking prices go up to $5000.

While there are some enviable heads of hair on the site, I am unsure about how I feel about this in general. The idealist in me wishes they would donate all this gorgeous hair to Locks of Love. But I realize not everyone's financial situation allows for the luxury of charitable donations. What do you think? Would you ever sell your hair?


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OnlineHairAffair OnlineHairAffair 8 years
I sold mine!!! I went to the site has a feedback system and is ran like eBay its an actual auction so people put bids on your hair. its great you guys should sign up and try it out!
KittyGraff KittyGraff 9 years
Sell Hair- I sold my hair on I was paid great money! You can sell your hair and then do what ever you want to with the money from selling your hair. They didn't charge for their service and i had a lot of people interested to buy. I've used some of the money to give to a needy cause and I rescued and rehabilitated a couple dogs from cruel situations and working on other things... All those wigs & extensions come from human hair and this has been around for thousands of years! All you LOL lovers out there, better smell the java.. most of the hair is sold to other companies. Marketing has a way of influencing intelligence. Do some research on your own. It's best to give directly to a person, cause or animal in need. A quick check would be to start. I've always loved my hair, but I'd rather see it go to good use. Hey, it's hair! It will grow! I took control vs just trusting others on their so called word.
mintz mintz 9 years
I wouldn't sell it. I'm actually growing my hair out for Locks of Love and decided to do it for the rest of my life. To be able to give someone the opportunity to feel beautiful and confident is great to me and I love this organization =)
Rouge14 Rouge14 9 years
I'm never against donating things when I can but my hair is something I care too much about to donate, I had to have short hair (a boyish cut as well) until I was 7 thanks to my mum, and there's no way I'd get my hair short ever again!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i should tell my dad to sell his hair, ha! he's been growing it out for, oh, 12 years now...
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i do need money, and i would do this. too bad i finally got my hair to grow long after a pixie cut in '03. bad timing!
Xandara Xandara 9 years
I could go on and on about this, but to put it simply: Giving > receiving.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
They'd make wigs.
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I would definitely donate it!
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 9 years
um, what would people do with your hair? keep it in a trophy case? i dont really get this
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I have and will donate to Locks of Love but wouldn't sell it
adrianac7 adrianac7 9 years
Pantene's Great Lengths is more credible than Locks of Love.
karlorene karlorene 9 years
I knew a girl who grew her hair out for all of high school to donate it to locks of love (or a similar type of organization). now she has really, really short hair but it looks great on her- i think it's awesome to those of u who donate hair to children in need- i'm sure it means so much to them! my hair isn't really long enough and i keep wanting to get it longer just because i want long hair its taking forever lol
meenalaregina meenalaregina 9 years
Hi! I am actually growing out my virgin hair to donate for a program similar to Locks of Love. I agree, that the ideal would be that everyone donates their hair. However, if someone is in financial dire straits, they should not be condemned for selling their hair. After all, our hair is our personal property and we should exercise our abusus, fructus and usus rights freely.
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 9 years
No, I actually like having long hair. I can't donate, Ive had highlights.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
My hair is chemically processed so I couldn't when I got it chopped off last October...but I would def donate it before I would sell.
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
No, my hair is already damaged by hair straighteners, but I absolutely love the color. :)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'd sell my hair if I really needed the money but I'm quite attached to my long hair.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I've been growing my hair out for Locks of Love. It's almost ready! I can't wait to get it cut. If I needed the money, I'd certainly sell it. You have to help yourself before you can help others.
Anna-Scott Anna-Scott 9 years
I would donate it but not sell.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
If my hair was long then I would donate not sell.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
my hair for money i don't think so.My hair to help someone out indeed
ikimashokie ikimashokie 9 years
No one would buy my hair, even if I could grow it that long. I'm part of the group that buys the hair... :p Thanks to whomever sells it!
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
Ack, wish I'd known about this when I cut nine inches off my virgin hair last week. I'm a public servant with student loans...I ALWAYS need the money.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I'm actually in the process of growing my hair out to donate it after the 3-day breast cancer walk that I'm doing in Sept.
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