Post # 1
I was reading another Bee’s post about long hair, and it got me thinking. I have been growing my hair long and donating it since I was in highschool. For those who don’t know, most places only accept virgin hair that is at least 10 inches in length without layers. Virgin hair is hair that hasn’t been dyed. I take my donations a step further, and I rarely use styling products. I also donate between 16 and 20 inches each time. It takes between three and five years, depending on the number of haircuts and supplements taken, to grow my hair.
Three years ago, I decided to sell my hair instead of donating due to financial reasons. I placed an ad with an online site dedicated to selling hair. I received a number responses that were less than kind. I second guessed my decision to sell and donated instead.
Fast forward three years, and I am contemplating selling again. I would like to save up for a down payment on a house. Am I being selfish?
Truthfully, and kindly, please tell me your thoughts.
Post # 3
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
@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
@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
@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 # 7
@Ninteenthchance: From what I understand, LoL sells hair that cannot directly be placed into a wig.
Post # 8
@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
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
How much money can you make selling it, I never realized this was something people wanted to buy?
Post # 11
With the exception of an outlier-creep-o who offered me $2500 if he could cut it himself, $1000 seemed to be the highest serious bid I received.
Post # 12
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
- 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
$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
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
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.