Every time you treat your tresses to a new ‘do, you watch your stylist sweep away heaps of hair. But why should your clippings pile up in a landfill when they can be put to good use? There are plenty of ways to reuse trimmed locks, so speak up next time you’re at the salon. Trust me, you won’t be the first person to ask them for a doggie bag.
You can even skip the composting and spread it around your garden to keep snails, rabbits and raccoons at bay. Plus, it will enrich your soil with nutrients like protein and calcium.
Planning to trade in your flowing mane for a cute crop? You can donate 10 inches or more to Locks of Love. Just make sure to review the requirements before you chop off your ponytail.
Your feathered friends are always on the lookout for prime nesting materials, so scatter clippings over bushes, on tree branches or in your birdhouse to lend them a helping hand.
Donate your locks to clean up oil spills. Not many salons partake in this practice, so open your stylist’s eyes to the possibilities of reuse.