charity, hair salons

Hair for Oil Spills Program

I first read about hair being used to soak up oil from the gulf spill from Hairroin Salon. They’re donating hair clippings to the cause. And then I got an email this morning with this video from Dorsey, a HOTB reader. Did you know a pound of hair can absorb a quart of oil in one minute and can be reused up to 100 times? Makes sense right–hair collects oil! The video is from Matter of Trust, the organization behind the hair for oil spills program. It’s pretty amazing.

If you work at a salons and want to donate, sign up for the hair for oil spills program. And check out the instructions here. 

For those who don’t work in the hair industry, but want to support this awesome cause, there are other tax-deductible ways to donate listed here!


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