While brainstorming new ways to make money for my summertime fun I stumbled across a few odd ways to make money. Some included selling items you don’t use anymore, others seemed a bit more personal (selling photos, etc) and, the strangest of them all (to me), was that you can sell your hair for cash.
What Kind of Hair Do Buyers Want?
If you’ve got long, healthy hair (and don’t mind chopping it) you are a candidate for selling your hair. For the most part buyers want what they call “virgin” hair. This means that you have 10 inches of hair that you can cut and it has never been dyed, permed or subjected to heat. It is also preferred that you haven’t washed your hair daily (that dries it out).
Now, let’s say you’ve got 10 inches of healthy hair to cut off, how do you go about selling it?
How to Sell Your Hair
You can sell your hair online fairly easily. First, however, you’ll have to cut it. If you aren’t comfortable cutting 10 inches of your head yourself (many people aren’t) you can get your hair cut for FREE at Great Clips. Great Clips gives you a free cut if you are getting 10 (or more) inches cut off your hair. The company encourages you to donate your hair, however, they simply give it to you to send off yourself.
Once you’ve gotten your hair cut you can list your hair for sale online. The two most well-known sites to sell your hair on are Buy and Sell Hair and Online Hair Affair. Both of these sites charge a one-time listing fee but do not charge commission on your sale (so you make more money).
Decide on which site you’d like to use and then write up your listing. In your listing you should include the length of the hair you’re offering, texture, hair care habits and your lifestyle. After you’ve written your listing you can now price and sell your hair, but for how much?
How Much Should You Sell Your Hair For?
Long, healthy hair can come at an expensive price. Prices in the high hundreds and even the low thousands are common prices for hair. If you’re wondering about who much you’d make from your hair you can compare to other similar postings on the site you’re choosing to sell your hair on. You can also use a calculator, like this one, to determine how much you should sell your hair for.
Personally, I’d never sell my hair for money (even if it wasn’t dyed 100 times) but there are legitimate ways you can do it and make good money. So, if you’re looking for a way to make extra cash, you can always sell your hair if you’re out of ideas.
Would you sell your hair for cash?
Photo: Betsy Jons
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