With hair as long as mine, I’ve been donating it over the years. 10 inches at a time, which seems to take no time to grow. I’ve always had hair that’s grown at an absurdly quick pace and it’s always felt like I’ve spent more time going to have my hair cut than I’ve gone to the doctor! After my sister started selling her hair to wig makers, I decided that I wanted in on some of that moeny. With my natural hair extensions, how could we go wrong? It’s our kind of hair that goes for some of the most on the market – are you surprised there’s a market?
I was shocked when I found out that there are websites devoted to the buying, selling and even trading of hair. I had no idea such a thing was out there. I mean, I knew that people were buying and selling hair – where would those realistic wigs come from otherwise? Still, to find an entire community of individuals coming together to form a little subculture that surrounds hair was kind of amazing. It was kind of cool to learn so much about hair and about the different classifications of hair.
That also surprised me. That they used different classification systems to describe and organize the different hair types that people have. I always assumed that there was simply straight hair, wavy hair and curly hair. I didn’t realize that you coul break it down even further – from the type of curly hair; how oily it is, how strong it is or how ‘kinky’ it can be. I almost wish I had curly hair considering that it’s the type that goes for the most! I don’t make a whole lot with my hair, only $300 for a foot of it, which isn’t terrible.