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Jul 30

Make money by selling your hair

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Did you know your hair has value? You can actually make money selling your hair! But how do I sell my hair today?

Well, we all remember the scene in Little Women when Jo sells her hair because the family needs to make money. While they all cry together over her lost locks, they’re all consoled by the much needed hard cash it’s got them.

But this is not just the stuff of fiction. Scientists have decoded DNA and cloned sheep, but still can’t cure baldness! As a result wigs, hair extensions, and hair pieces have never been so popular. If you’re willing to get a snip, you can make a pretty penny from those luscious tresses.

 

 

Sell my hair for a wig: Start Growing and Grooming

 

Woman brushing her hair
Before thinking about selling your hair you’ll first have to start growing and grooming.  Most companies will want hair that has absolutely no chemical treatments so your hair can’t be coloured, permed, highlighted or tinted. You’ll also need plenty of it – at least six inches.

Hair must be clean, healthy and shiny. Cigarette smoke or traces of drugs taken will linger in your hair long after it’s washed.

Remember if you’re thinking: can I sell my hair to a wig company? That actual wig makers are hair experts, so if they detect damaged hair they’ll toss it, and you’ll be sporting a crop without getting any cash.

Unusual natural hair colours are in for a treat, as they command the highest prices. The healthier your hair is, the more you can get for it.

Before you chop of your lovely locks make sure to contact a wig seller and find out how much selling your hair type will earn you. This way, you can see whether it’s really worth chopping it all off.

 

Sell my hair UK: Some tips for keeping your locks healthy

Hairdresser trimming long hair

 

  • Regular trims will keep broken and split ends away (trimming every six to eight weeks is best, but remember not too much!)
  • Remember healthy body = healthy hair.  Make sure to get your calcium and protein for strong hair
  • Wash out all product from your hair at night, there are loads of chemicals in them that dry out your hair
  • Give up your hair dryers, curling irons or flattening irons, hairspray and other styling products now! These dry hair out and cause hair breakage and split ends
  • Instead of blow drying, towel dry
  • Braid your hair overnight and in the morning you’ll have lovely waves without any of the damage curling irons will cause
  • Though you might be tempted, don’t brush your hair more than twice daily and use a high quality vent brush when you do
  • Oils like rosemary oil, cedar wood oil, juniper berry oil, and lavender oil will help lock-in your hair’s moisture. At night apply the oil, braid your hair and you’ll be moisturising your hair. This way it won’t be breaking while you sleep
  • Go au natural – Beer and egg whites make excellent hair conditioners.

Did you know you can also make money selling breast milk?! Find out how here.

Sell my hair online: start Marketing

cut off ponytails

Market your new product online. Firstly, we recommend you try buyandsellhair.com, a classified ad site for buyers and sellers of human hair worldwide. To advertise is quite cheap, only $14.50 for three months, and all transactions are managed through PayPal. They take no commission on completed sales and everything you make will be yours, so it is worth trying out.

Otherwise, hop on Gumtree and you’ll find lots of ads from wigmakers willing to pay your asking price for your hair.  If you’re going to post an ad on advertising your hair you’ll need to include:

  • Clear, accurate pictures (mostly of length)
  • Include a description of hair length, colour, quality, ethnic type of hair
  • Contact details.

Keep it simple; there are already wigmakers advertising for hair on Gumtree, so you don’t need to waste too much time on writing your own ones. Responding to ads can be just as effective.

Remember – wigmakers aren’t the only ones looking for hair.  Market yourself in places that others haven’t yet thought of like hairstylists who work with extensions. Hair colleges will also need human hair supplies and even high quality paint brushes are made with human hair.

Look up your local hair colleges.  Make some calls and find out what they’re willing to pay for your hair. Remember that your advert details apply here too.  You might also be thinking:  can I sell my hair at a hair salon? So it may be worth trying them as well. Keep in mind that people will want to know the condition, length, colour, quality, and ethnic type of your hair before they buy. That may take some time to research but the pay-off could be big.

 

Sell my hair online: How do I make the cut?

Woman cutting her ponytail off

If you’re ready to take the plunge and chop those locks it’s important to remember that hair-buyers are very specific about how your hair should be cut.

Here’s advice from HairHarvest.co.uk:

“If you are interested in selling your hair to us, there are two ways to proceed. You are more than welcome to go to your local hairdresser and tell them you are going to sell your hair and that you need a ponytail/ponytails cut off. It can be one ponytail at the back or various ponytails positioned around the scalp to get maximum length from the hair. We emphasise that the hair MUST BE EXTREMELY TIGHTLY SECURED IN A PONYTAIL/PONYTAILS as we need the hair to be root to tip perfect. We cannot accept loose hair. Please do not plait your ponytail(s), as we will need to assess them in their natural condition. You then send the hair to us by post.

Just place the hair in a plastic bag with your name, address, telephone number, email address and the full name of who you would like us to pay the cheque to (We can also pay by PAYPAL for international payments).”

 

Selling your hair online – How much can you expect to make?

Excited girls holding big hand fulls of money
Selling your hair can be very lucrative. Bloomsbury Wigs will pay up to £200 for your hair.  They’ll even cut it off on the spot for you.  Before you picture some mad scientist coming at you with clippers – they just cut off your ponytail.

The main hair buyer in the UK, Banbury Postiche (Wigs UK), pays up to £7 per 25 grams of hair. The longer your hair, the better the price!

You may want to try other ways of selling your hair, and may be wondering: can I sell my hair near me? Get on Gumtree where several wigmakers are looking to buy hair and are open to negotiations. The buyers could also be very close to you too – some are even willing to buy children’s hair, so you can score some cash from your kids’ locks too.

See some other great ways you can make money by selling your body here!

 

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Robin Machlair
Robin Machlair
6 years ago

Today hair selling and buying business is become a very popular in people. Many online stores are buying and selling hair clip, hair wig, hair equipments with reliable rate, if you want to buy them then you can go with online stores.

jo
jo
6 years ago

I am selling my hair it’s down to the arch of my back and is black and brilliant condition. From south Wales. Please email me on joannabowditch@gmail.com
Thanks
Jo

samy
samy
6 years ago
Reply to  jo

hi I like to buy u r hair if u can send mi a pichture of u r hair thanks

drixie
drixie
6 years ago

hi! I’ve been wanting to sell my hair for a really long time now and i couldn’t find a place in Manila, Philippines to sell my hair to. By any chance, do you know a place i could sell my hair to?

samy
samy
6 years ago
Reply to  drixie

hi I like to buy u r hair if u can email mi samy1945@live.co.uk thanks

malissa
malissa
5 years ago
Reply to  samy

I can’t see your e mail.

Tradesman Broch
Tradesman Broch
7 years ago

I have grown my hair for over 20 years now, they are in perfect condition and about 16″ long. I would never sell them for less than £1000 if I needed to/

cat
cat
7 years ago

Hi, im french half Italian, I have long black hair. I am a non smoker and my hair are precious to me so I look after them. I am looking into selling my hair. You can see pictures of me with my long hair on my website to give you an idea.
If you are interested you can contact me by email info@cindygfitness.Co.uk or on 07769645867. Thanks, Merci 🙂

MG Marc
MG Marc
7 years ago

We are considered as the most Leading manufacturer and supplier of all types of human hair,brazilain hair,malysia hair,brazilian hair,mogula hair,black wavvy ,ombre colorfull ,blunt hair, mettese hairs, jamiacan hair africa hair,we supply to both big and small firm,email torreypowel@outlook.com or text +1(971) 225-3711 We are leading supplier & manufacturer for the Peruvian hair which also includes Peruvian straight hair & ruby virgin Remy human hair. Peruvian straight hair Ruby virgin Remy human hair Ruby Indian hair 100% virgin Remy human hair Ruby Indian hair Remy hair Peruvian hair weaving curly What makes our hair different from others. 1. 100% Remy… Read more »

Harini
Harini
7 years ago

I am from india..i want to sell 15″of my thick black hair ..anyine intrstd plz contct me
Harini1nair@gmail.com
Mumbai

deepak
deepak
7 years ago
Reply to  Harini

I am interested to purchase your hair
I am also live in mumbai

sooraj
sooraj
6 years ago
Reply to  deepak

Iam from Kochi..i would like to sell hair bulk quantity.please contact 8289858587

Rohit
Rohit
6 years ago
Reply to  sooraj

Hi Sooraj,
I require regularly hair in all sizes in bulk. Please let e know the quantities you can supply along with sizes & rates.
Rgds
Rohit

Dena
Dena
5 years ago
Reply to  sooraj

hi please call me on 07809254139 WhatsApp Dena

madhura
madhura
6 years ago
Reply to  deepak

Whats ur contact number deepak as i m also interested in selling my hair.my number 8976125076

Ragu
Ragu
6 years ago
Reply to  madhura

Hello mam , I saw ur comment at money magpie that u wanted to sell your hair ,did u sell your hair , if yes , for how much price did u sell , if not wat is ur price and Hw long is ur hair , Hw many inches r u cutting , wat is the thickness .

Kindly reply me ASAP

Regards
Ragu

anne
anne
7 years ago

Hello there my name is anne and i am planning to get a pixie hair cut. my hair is at least 25 inches from the root to tip and im planning to sell at least 16 inches of it. I am asian my hair is black a bit reddish, it is virgin, straight, my haircut is just straight, hair thickness is 1.5 inches. i only use shampoo and conditioner and sometimes virgin coconut oil just lock in the moisture of my hair.

jo
jo
7 years ago

Hello i want to sell my hair .. i think it’s 15inches long of my hair.. contact me 09465199358 or email me here kim_ness11@yahoo.com .. if who wants to buy.. thankyou..

Ooziee
Ooziee
7 years ago

hi i,m selling my sister,s hair from the philippines, contact us here, as soon as possible, thank you

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