How to Make Money Selling Your Hair

List: Posted: 08/08/11

While you might not believe it, there is a surprisingly large market for human hair.  It may sound strange, but there are many people out there that pay significant sums of money for your extra hair.  The hair is used to make wigs for cancer patients, and also hair hair extensions within the hairdressing and hair extensions industry.  This is definitely something to keep in mind if you are going in for a drastic haircut. 


There is certainly much to consider, including whether or not there is money to be made for your particular type of hair, but if you meet the criteria and were considering a cut anyway, it might be a good thing to look into.

One thing you will need is virgin hair.  What this means is that your hair should not have been colored, bleached, or dyed.  It will also need to be 10 inches or longer for you to make money selling it.  Different buyers will also have other criteria, and may require that your hair be in a certain condition, which means that you shouldn’t wash it every day or expose it to smoke or pollutants.  The longer and healthier your hair is when you have it cut, the more money you can make.

The best and easiest way to sell your hair is to use specialized websites that purchase it.  They will typically tell you how much money they will pay for certain hair, including color, length, and condition.  You can then upload photos of your hair to see who is interested. 


Selling your hair for money isn’t something you can do every day, but for someone looking to make a drastic change, it can be a good way to earn a few bucks in the process.

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