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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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lemonlyn
lemonlyn
5 years ago

I have 12″ to 22″ hair for sale,all in 15kg,please add to my WhatsApp so i can show you all my hair,+639163309811 I am Lemonlyn

james william
james william
5 years ago

Buying hair in MInneapolis area. jwstyles@yahoo.com

lisa
lisa
5 years ago

Am selling 30 dreadlocks my no is 0717148626

Usman
Usman
5 years ago
Reply to  lisa

Hi where are you based and are you willing to get a paid haircut

Usman
Usman
5 years ago
Reply to  lisa

Hi i m interested where are you besed

Malissa
Malissa
5 years ago

I want sell my 150 cm red hair.

mac
mac
5 years ago
Reply to  Malissa

What is your email address?

Eliza
Eliza
5 years ago

hi. im selling my curly black hair. it is long and very thick. who’s interested?

Ragu
Ragu
5 years ago
Reply to  Eliza

I’m intrested in purchasing ur hair , can u show pic , wat is ur price

Martaniz
Martaniz
5 years ago
Reply to  Ragu

What is your contact email

eliza
eliza
5 years ago
Reply to  Martaniz

mariaeliza_collins@yahoo.com

eliza
eliza
5 years ago
Reply to  Ragu

i cannot send the picture through this reply. can i get your email so that i can you the picture? my price is depend on you how much you pay 🙂

malissa
malissa
5 years ago
Reply to  Ragu

Hi ragu how can I contact you?

rizza
rizza
5 years ago
Reply to  Ragu

im planning to cut my hair looking for buyer maybe 15-20 inches

Usman
Usman
5 years ago
Reply to  rizza

Hi i m interested let me know if you still want to sell

RAJKUMAR
RAJKUMAR
5 years ago
Reply to  Ragu

contact me on 7028174904

muhammad usman
muhammad usman
5 years ago
Reply to  Eliza

hi , i am interested please email me the pics on muhammadusman1991@hotmail.co.uk

Jobert Gregorio
Jobert Gregorio
5 years ago

Hi I have a hair collection here I need to sell this… 19inch, 16inch, 15inch, 14inch. Just mail me ertsalonmo@gmail.com

Pamela
Pamela
6 years ago

I am from India 23yrs age female, have very beautyfull natural black thick long virgin hair about 35 inch long and 4.5 inch thick very glossy and shinny, I had very much care about my lovely long hair without using any chemical/color. due to some personal reason, Its really painfull to me but I will sell the full length of hair and want to sell full vedio capture to anybody who will give me the maximum amount.

Ragu
Ragu
5 years ago
Reply to  Pamela

Hi pamela how many inches r u planning to sell your hair , it is silky or wavy ,Wat is ur price , can I see ur hair , I need loose hair , ponytail nd braided hair picture to see the thickness

RAJKUMAR
RAJKUMAR
5 years ago
Reply to  Ragu

RAGHU I WANT TO SELL HAIR..GIVE YR CONTACT NO. OR CALL ME ON 07028174904 [MAHARASHTRA]

deepak
deepak
5 years ago
Reply to  Pamela

Hi pamela I am interested to purchased ur hair I am from mumbai Pl contact me on djamvecha@gmail.com

emily moore
emily moore
5 years ago
Reply to  deepak

Category: Hair Length: 10 ~ 15 Inches
Title: Dead Straight Long Blonde Hair Ready to Cut
Price ($): negotiable
Hair Length (Inches): Wanting to cut off 12 inches
Hair Thickness: 2 Inches Thick or more not sure how to calculate that
Hair Colour: Blonde
Hair Texture Type: Straight
Hair Weight: Cant weigh it yet as it isn’t cut
Hair Ethnicity: Caucasian
Gender: Female
Country: Australia
Zip/Postal Code: 6025
Tags: #straight #female #blonde #virgin

Martaniz
Martaniz
5 years ago
Reply to  deepak

Do you interesting to buy my hair?

RAJKUMAR
RAJKUMAR
5 years ago
Reply to  deepak

I WANT SELL WOOMAN HAIR. PLZ CONTACT 7028074904

Dena
Dena
5 years ago
Reply to  Pamela

hi hope you are well , sorry about that , are you still willing to sell your hair please get InTouch, WhatsApp 07809254139 Dena or if the hair as gone do you know any one else

Raghavan
Raghavan
5 years ago
Reply to  Dena

Hi, If you wanna Buy a hair of 10-21 Inches, please get in touch with Raghav,+919884813207

Usman
Usman
5 years ago
Reply to  Pamela

Hi how much are you looking for

prakash
prakash
5 years ago
Reply to  Pamela

Hi, pamela,

Want to purchase your hair at your demanded price, mail the pic in jhaprakash4@gmail.com
I am from kolkata.

k. robertson
k. robertson
6 years ago

I am selling 12″ dreads. Human Hair..180 dreads. $$make an offer

cessy
cessy
6 years ago

hi my black hair is about 50 inches long from roots to tip, i wanted to sell 30 inches of it, non virgin coz it has color on the tip of it about 15 inches. its like umbre brown. interested buyer kindly email me 🙂 im from philippines

Mac
Mac
6 years ago

Any one wants to sell hair? Please send photos to:
cuthair@wp.pl
I am in Southampton
hair must be longer then 22 inches

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