How to sell hair

 If you are planning to cut off your long hair, did you know that there are people in the world who are willing to pay high prices for hair that can be used to make wigs, jewelry and other products? These buyers want hair that has not been permed or otherwise chemically treated. The healthier and longer the hair, the higher the price it will sell for.



Preparing hair for sale


Do not do any treatment to your hair. Untreated hair, also called "cut raw hair," sells for more than dyed hair or hair that has been straightened or curled with chemicals. The hairdressing process causes damage to the hair, and buyers want hair in its original state. Hair that has been treated but not damaged still sells, it just sells for a much lower price compared to cut original hair.

If your hair has been severely damaged by chemicals from straightening, curling or coloring, such hair may not sell.


Don't heat style your hair. Stop using hair dryers, curling irons, straightening pins or other heating tools to style your hair from the moment you decide to sell it. High temperatures can damage hair and make it breakable. This hair will be worth much less than hair that has never been damaged. That's why you want to keep your hair in its most natural state for a few months before the deal.

Sunlight can also damage hair. If you plan to stay in the sun for a long time, wear a hat to protect your hair.

Chlorine in swimming pools can also cause hair to dry out.


Shampoo your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo 2 to 3 times a week. Sulfates can dehydrate hair, making it dry and brittle and prone to breakage. The natural oils in your hair keep it strong and shiny. If you wash your hair every day, this layer of oil will be damaged, leading to dehydrated hair. Washing your hair with an all-natural shampoo two to three times a week is all you need to do to keep your hair as healthy as possible.


Keep your body healthy. A healthy body is the only way to grow healthy, vibrant hair. If your body is not in good condition, your hair will look dull and dull. During the first few months of hair sales, try the following to keep your hair in top condition.

Eat plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates, and fruits and vegetables. All of these foods will help your hair maintain its strength and shine. Foods that are good for your hair include salmon, eggs, whole grain cereals and spinach.

Drink water regularly to avoid dry, split ends and dull hair.

Don't smoke. Your hair will smell like cigarettes, and it will look dull with smoke in it.


Keep the length of your hair consistent. It is best to keep your hair to 25 cm long. The longer you keep your hair, the better, because every extra inch of hair sells for a higher price. When you go to the salon for a haircut, don't cut your hair out of layers because most buyers like hair of the same length. Tend to the ends of your hair often and trim the split ends slightly so that your hair grows long and healthy.


Deep condition your hair once a week. Go to the store and buy a bottle of deep conditioning mask to apply to your hair. Let your hair sit for at least 10 minutes after application and then wash it out with water. Regular use of the mask will give your hair a healthy, shiny look.


Don't be in a hurry to cut your hair before you find a buyer. Freshly cut hair sells for a higher price. Buyers are usually more interested in hair that is protected by natural oils. If the hair has been cut too long, the original shine will be greatly reduced.



Find a buyer


Decide whether to sell your hair through a third-party website. Third party sites tend to acquire hair at the highest prices. Upload a photo of the hair to the site and describe the details. Interested buyers will browse through the listings as you post them. If someone sees your hair they will contact you through the website and make you an offer. If you are satisfied with the price, then wait for the person to make a payment before cutting the hair and sending it off.

Long hair that has been carefully maintained, has a unique color and texture, and is from a special source usually fetches the highest prices. For example, in the United States, 60 cm long red naturally curly cut raw hair can sell for $1,000. 30 cm long blonde naturally straight hair can sell for about $300. There are hair price calculators on third-party websites to make it easy for you to determine the selling price.

Set up your account first, follow the steps prompted to upload a photo, then fill in the price and other information. Once you're done, just wait for the buyer to contact you.

If you plan to sell your hair this way, don't cut it off and send it out until you receive payment. Take a picture of the hair that is still growing on your head and wait for the buyer to pay before you cut it off and send it out. This way you can avoid being scammed.


Sell your hair directly to wig makers. If you want to sell your hair more easily and conveniently, you may want to contact a wig maker who buys hair. The downside of this method is that the hair may not fetch a very high price, but you can be sure that it will sell. Do a search online, find a reputable website and call them to discuss the terms of the sale. In most cases you will get an offer. If you agree to the offer, cut the hair and send it to the person. When the person receives the goods, you will receive payment for the goods.

Wig making manufacturers have special rules for the care and packaging of hair before shipping.

In most cases, wig making manufacturers will quote based on the length and weight of the hair. Since the manufacturer will cut the hair a few centimeters shorter and remove the split ends, they will only pay the price for the part you have available.


Beware of being scammed. Hair is a valuable commodity, so there are many unscrupulous people who target women who want to sell their hair in an attempt to profit from it. Before selling your hair you must research carefully, don't rush to get your hair cut and compare several offers. Most importantly, don't rush to cut your hair off unless you have already reached an agreement with a trusted wig manufacturer and have also received payment.

It is possible for either the seller or the buyer to experience fraud. Buyers can ask the seller to cut their hair at a designated hair salon to be sure they are receiving real human hair and not fake animal hair or hair cut from a wig.

A paypal transfer is better than a bank transfer to avoid arguments between the two parties about whether or not they paid for the goods. Be sure to send the tracking code to the buyer when sending hair as well, so that the buyer can check the delivery status of the package at any time.


Consider donating your hair. While the marketplace exists for buying and selling hair, unfortunately, not all hair sells. The texture and color of some hair does not make for expensive wigs or extensions, so it is less likely to be sought after by sellers. However, if you have already cut your hair off, some manufacturers are happy to accept donations. 

There are some domestic charity organizations, charities, and oncology hospitals that conduct long-term or occasional hair donation campaigns for children with leukemia and cancer patients. In the United States, Wigs for Kids, Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Children With Hair Loss, Pantene Beautiful Length and Locks of Love, and others are well-known charities. (Pantene Beautiful Length and Locks of Love) are all well-known charitable organizations that accept hair donations and provide free wigs to people in need. Of course, there are many other organizations of the same nature in the United States. If you live in the UK, you can also donate your hair to organizations such as the Little Princess Trust or Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Locks Of Love and Children With Hair Loss, which accept wigs from people in need. These organizations accept hair donations from all over the world. However, Pantene Beautiful Lengths does not accept donations from countries other than the United States at this time.



Cut and pack your hair


If possible, try to have your hair cut by a professional. Tell the barber that your hair will be sold or donated and ask him to cut it as neatly as possible. The more specific you are in your request, the better. Do not let the barber cut the hair out of layers or style the hair before cutting it.

Hair that is ready to be sent out must be completely dry, so have the barber make sure to dry the hair. If necessary, use a hair dryer to dry your hair. When blow-drying your hair, you must turn the heat down to the lowest possible temperature, as high temperatures can damage the hair's texture.

Do not use any hair care products or heating tools before cutting your hair.


Tie your hair into a tight ponytail. Do not tie your hair with hair bands with wires or rubber bands, as the hair may be broken. The hair should be tied at the nape of the neck so that the most hair is cut and the length is consistent. The hairdresser should cut the hair from the top of the headband.

Tie the ponytail from top to bottom with several headbands spaced apart, or braid the hair into a twist so that the hair does not fall apart .

Place the hair directly in a thick plastic ziplock bag to prevent damage during transport.


Send the hair according to the agreement you made with the buyer. Before sending, put the hair in a tightly sealed container to prevent it from getting wet or dirty. You must inform the buyer of the package tracking code so that he can check the delivery status of the package at any time.


If you plan to keep your hair long and sell it for money, don't perm it, color it, or blow dry it with high heat. "Cut original hair" can sell for a higher price.

Hair less than 50 cm long is priced lowest in the market because long wigs and long extensions are more popular. Hair over 70 cm is priced higher. Hair pricing is determined by the length of the hair and the overall thickness of the hair after it is cut and weighed. Hair that is consistent in length and cut flush is preferred by buyers, hair that gets thinner from root to tip is less popular.

Try to live free from exposure to tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Hair of good quality is most popular with buyers.

There are many organizations and institutions that make wigs out of donated hair and give them to patients in need. These patients may not be able to afford the cost of purchasing a wig.

When you take pictures of your hair for uploading to the internet, you must take the pictures outside in bright sunlight so that the hair shines with its natural luster. It is difficult to take pictures in indoor light to achieve these results. Place a ruler next to your hair when taking pictures so that you can compare it to show the current length of your hair. Also, you must tie your hair up with a hair band and mark where it will be cut so that the buyer knows how long to buy the hair

In the US, natural blonde hair is the most sought after, followed by brown, followed by red, and dark black hair is the most common.


Do not add cut off pieces of hair to hair that will be sold. Only send hair that has been tied off with hair rings.

Adults who have had chemotherapy will also need to wear wigs. Donating hair to a child in need can really change their life.

Scammers are everywhere and you must be careful. They will try to commit fraud in any way they can. So you must choose a safe and secure payment method.