Human hair is often considered a waste material and thrown away. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Hair can be recycled - and even make you a little profit - so don’t bin it.

In 2010, India exported about 1 million kg of human hair and its products - worth US $238 million.

Did you know?

Some facts about hair recycling

Fact #1

A clean sweep – hands up who knew hair can be a natural superhero. Well, it’s true because hair naturally absorbs oil, so all the cuttings you sweep from your salon floor can be used to clean up oil spills at sea.


Fact #2

Hair as fertiliser? Yes! Trims can be even buried in the soil for decomposition to get natural good manure.


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