What Kind of Hair Do Buyers Want?
If you’ve got long, healthy hair, then you are a likely candidate. For the most part, buyers want what they call “virgin” hair. This means that you have at least 10 inches of hair that you can cut. Furthermore, it has never been dyed, permed, or subjected to heat. They also prefer that you haven’t washed it daily since it dries out your hair.
Now, let’s say you’ve got 10 inches of healthy hair to cut off. So, 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 doing it yourself, you can get your hair cut for FREE . 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 back to you to send in yourself.
Once you’ve gotten it 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, they 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. Your listing should include the length, texture, hair care habits, and details of your lifestyle. Once you’ve finished, you can now price and sell it. But, here’s the big question: for how much?
How Much Should You Sell Your Hair For?
Long, healthy hair can fetch a high price. Offers in the high hundreds, and even the low thousands of dollars, are common. If you’re wondering about how much you’d make from your hair, you can compare it with similar postings on the sites. You can also use a calculator, like this one, to determine how much you should sell your hair for.
Tips for Selling Your Hair
If you want to get top dollar for your long locks, there are a few things you can do to help. First, practice good hygiene and keep your hair strong and healthy. Secondly, the longer your hair, the more you earn. So if you want to get a higher price, you will need to grow it out.
When it comes to the transaction, do not cut your hair until payment has been received. You don’t want to chop off your hair if you aren’t getting paid, right? Furthermore, the buyer may have specific handling instructions as well.
Lastly, if you cannot find a buyer online, you should consider donating it. There are plenty of charities out there that make wigs for cancer patients. So, even if you can’t sell it, you can still help a worthy cause.
If you are willing to sell your hair, 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 get an idea right off the top of your head.
Would you sell your hair for cash?
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Jenny Smedra is an avid world traveler, ESL teacher, former archaeologist, and freelance writer. Choosing a life abroad had strengthened her commitment to finding ways to bring people together across language and cultural barriers. While most of her time is dedicated to either working with children, she also enjoys good friends, good food, and new adventures.