Spinoff: Selling long hair vs donating

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

If you want to sell your hair- do it! It’s your hair.

That being said, I’ve looked into selling my own hair, and the money I’d have gotten for it wasn’t really enough to tempt me to cut it all off and sell it rather than donating it, so I just opted to keep it instead.

Post # 4
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@shortie1848:  It’s your hair and you should do with it as you please. Anyone who tries to guilt you into donating something that is yours is ridiculous.

ETA: I’ve read that places like LOL actually take the donated hair and sell it…..so i’m not sure how that’s any different.

Post # 5
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@shortie1848:  I don’t think so!  Some people work for money instead of donating their time, are they being selfish?

I had made a post quite some time ago about donating/selling hair as I hadn’t done either before.  I didn’t get much info about selling it in a non-sketchy way, so I don’t know how easy it is.

Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@shortie1848:  Sell it! That is like saying garage sells are selfish because everything COULD be donated. You are just fine in what you want to do 🙂 

Post # 8
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@shortie1848:  It’s ridiculous that you’d be given a hard time for selling hair. First of all, its yours, you get to decide what to do with it. Most people’s hair ends up in the trash.

Post # 9
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I too have donated my hair 3 times now and just made my last chop a few months ago. Out of curiosity how much does one get for selling their hair??

Post # 10
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

How much money can you make selling it, I never realized this was something people wanted to buy?

Post # 12
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

It’s your hair, I don’t think you’re being selfish at all.

What about the ladies who have long hair and keep it? Is that selfish?

I know you’re probably not the typical case (repeatedly donating hair), but I’d say you have put in your dues.

Post # 13
6788 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@shortie1848:  If you donate, donate it to pantene and NOT locks of love! There’s lots of info floating around the interwebz right now about how LoL lies about how much hair they donate and about how their numbers do not match up with what they claim on their tax forms. Seems shady.

Post # 14
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

$1000 for hair?! I now regret every hair cut I’ve ever gotten! (I cut 20 inches off every 3 years or so)

Post # 15
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I go to work for a paycheck instead of volunteering everyday.  The people at the grocery store make me pay for food instead of just donating it to me (nor do they give it for free if a homeless guy walks in).  That’s not considered selfish.  So I say go for it.

Post # 16
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not selfish, I just think donating is a better option since it goes to someone who really needs it, but may not be able to afford it.  If you sell it, it’s going to someone much better off than, say, someone straddled with medical bills from cancer treatment. 

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