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The site is great, I have no complaints about the actual website and the way it is run. Credible, convenient, and safe.
The experience, however, is not what all these reviews lead you to believe. This was my first time selling hair, and I did everything everyone recommended, to the letter. I posted in winter. I took pictures in the sun, and with rulers. I was accurate but not long-winded in my ad. I was selling 20" of very thick, virgin, auburn/chestnut hair.
I got several offers completely lowballing and several others that wanted to 'give me a makeover', if I was willing to take a day off of work to drive to NYC (I wasn't) to go to a complete stranger's apartment (no thanks) for him to 'professionally' cut my hair (I doubt it, the headshots of his clients didn't look all that great honestly). At first, these were the only offers I received. Four months and three price drops later, I got two legitimate offers. Two. And then my ad expired.
In the end, I decided to donate my ponytail. With nearly 500 views over 4 months, the offers I had gotten were less than half of what the calculator said my hair was worth. I felt more comfortable donating to a cause that helped those that truly needed hair than settling for what I felt were unfair offers.
In short, the site works exactly how you would expect it to, but you aren't going to get asking price unless you have a desirable hair color. I did not receive many scammer emails, and only a couple of what folks would call 'creep' emails, so the website is handling those situations well. I recommend giving it a try, it really is a great website. I only want to warn folks about having too high expectations and being let down (like I was).
Good luck with your hair!
I have sold my hair twice before. This experience was different from the last two. I had a flurry of interest soon after I listed my hair. Most asked for more pictures to see the "true color" of my hair. I added a few more pics, then no replies from the "buyers" I was asked constantly if I would sell more. I decided I could sell a few more inches, then I got a really low offer, or accepted an offer and the paypay payment never showed up. Dont cut till you have the money. I have really nice hair- blonde, never heat or chemical treated, 3.75 inches thick. I asked for $500 for 17 inches. The market fluctuates throughout the year and from year to year so its hard to gauge what a good asking price is. I checked out other adds to see what was selling and how long it took to sell. I had my hair listed for a month before I sold it.
I was offered crazy amounts of money to shave my head from jimjones. I considered it, then asked what he was asking me to do and it involved a video for "private use" and he would only pay half up front. Warning signs everywhere.
I eventually accepted an offer from Lee. He was local and asked if he could cut it himself. I invited a few friends over and we made a day of it. We all got great cuts and he paid me my asking price.
If you do this, just protect yourself. I checked the guy out on social media and made sure I had people with me so I was never alone with him. We even had a consult over skype to ask questions and feel out the situation and see samples of his work.
Over all I would say it was a good experience.
So happy with this very well managed site. Thank you for screening your buyers!
I recently sold 25 of my 47 inches of luxurious, long, strong, silky, natural balayage strawberry blonde mermaid hair.
This was a huge step for me. After 12 years of growth, putting a price on one of the most beautiful parts of yourself is not a superficial act, and depending on how things go, you can end up feeling "slimed" or it can be very liberating.
There was a learning curve involved. This was my 3rd ad in 3 years. I’d not sold previously and walked away disgusted because every reply was from a creep or lowballer.
This time was different, in large part because scammers are booted from this site, and I learned from some mistakes.
This time, I did my research, set a specific intention for the perfect buyer, and treated it as a pleasant business transaction. I always post good, well-lit photos and I chose every positive word carefully this time, offering enough info, but nothing personal. The advice to set up a separate email, not to offer anything except a first name, wait to cut until you're paid, and use Paypal is wise.
The market is more saturated now, so I set a (fair) asking price, and was very clear about what was offered and the boundaries for contact and doing business, because this is a business transaction for a high ticket item that I won't be doing again for several years, if ever, and because the buyer also deserves to be treated with respect and offered clear information.
There were offers I was not interested in that had clearly not read my ad, wanted me to shave my head, or cut it before paying with a cashier's check or western union scam. I politely declined each, ignored any additional dialogue, and was willing to wait for the kind of situation I wanted.
I'm super happy with the income and outcome. My hair sold to a super nice, respectful industry professional who personally cut it for $1200 (50% more than the asking price) with no haggling. They knew the value, offered what it was worth, we set up a meeting in a professional environment(not even a suggestion of a creepy video or script), they checked in with me every stage of the cut, left me with a longer layered style I really love that will grow out beautifully, and walked away with some great hair.
Fyi...I also posted on another site to maximize exposure, and the only replies were from creeps, scammers, head shavers, and people trying to trick me into cutting before payment, etc., so don't waste your money!
Know your worth, be sure you really want to cut you hair, know how much you want to let go of, be real, set things up well, and best of luck!
I'm totally satisfied with the money and experience I got from Buyandsellhair. Many thanks for operating this service so well.
Posted on another site that seemed popular but got so many scams. Posted here because they require buyers to be verified. Was contacted by 4 buyers, agreed with 1. Nice and easy transaction. My advice: include lots of pictures in your ad - saves you from having to send more to everyone that contacts you
I posted as a first time seller in the beginning of 2018 and was surprised to find that there were actual human responses to my ad. I was selling 24" Asian virgin black straight hair. I had already cut it previously and didn't realize how much of a big deal that is and how it is a reduction to the value of the item. I had not posted that fact in my ad initially but most people who contacted me very politely declined interest after I mentioned that fact. I later updated my ad after subsequent messages expressing the same sentiment.
Anyway, fast forward to my experience with my ultimate buyer. As of this writing, the item has been sold for a value of $230 and has been shipped including insurance for the full value today to an individual named MrDanielsonHair, or Victor. (I will submit another review if needed). Victor has been polite, albeit a few redundant questions after my replying an answer in previous emails. Given that I also publicize my motorsport hobby all over the internet, I also accepted his request for an autograph from me. He has expressed a desire to purchase my hair again in the future and if he can post pictures of my hair online once received. I am not quite comfortable with agreeing wholeheartedly but I am merely stating that that request was presented to me.
As to my personal feelings regarding this type of business, like previous reviews, I definitely agree that there is a "creep factor" that lurks within these transactions, especially when emails from some potential buyers come through with broken English, poor grammar, and bizarre photo requests.
Other thoughts: it is a good idea to use a PO box return address for one's safety. Otherwise, the experience has been as expected and acceptable so far as well. Bottom line is yes, this forum does work. Again, I will review later if need be if I ever hear from the buyer again, whether positive or negative.
Posted on a different site to start with and got a ton of scam messages that wasted so much time. Listed here and was contacted by one legit buyer who purchased. Very happy
I just cut off 26 inches yesterday for my buyer. I found a legitimate buyer via this website and I am so grateful. We were even able to work out our own contract since she wanted 4 more inches than I currently had. Susan was a pleasure to work with and I received an awesome price.
But beware, you will be contacted by scammers, that's a given. Go through the guides on the site, they are excellent and were a great resource for me to spot the creepers. Once I was armed with all that information, each scammer was a comical encounter rather than a creepy one.
If I ever grow out my hair that long again, I will definitely be using this site to find another buyer. I was really pleased with my experience.
So happy to have just sold my hair for the second time time on buyandsellhair.com!! In 2011 I sold my 31 inch long ponytail to Alex for $1,400, and just this week I sold my 30.5 inch ponytail to Steve for $900! The price for hair has dropped a little in the past 6 years, but I'm still very happy with the money and my experience! The selling guide is awesome for everything you need to know, and tells you exactly what scammers emails look like. I was about to flag two scam emails, and the website support banned them! So happy they are watching and making the selling experience better, by cutting the scammers out so they aren't overwhelming everyone with emails to sort through. I'll be highly recommending this site to all my friends with long hair!! :-)
I listed my hair on a Monday, had 2 serious buyer inquiries by Tuesday, agreed on a price with a buyer by Thursday, had my hair cut that day and mailed it out that Friday! Less than a week! I did not get how much I originally wanted in my listing and may have gotten more had I waited a while longer, but I really wanted my hair gone ASAP. I was so impressed at the speed in which I was able to cut and sell my hair. I would definitely sell again through buyandsellhair.com again.
I must mention though, that also in such a short amount of time, I received at least 5 emails from scammers, some pretending to be interested and some with very specific requests for pictures and travel... so sellers have your guard up!
I listed images of my hair--uncut-- about a month ago. The interest for my actual hair was low to non-existent. However, the number of requests I received for hair cutting experiences, videos, and very specific posed pictures was FRIGHTENING. None of these people wanted my actual hair. They wanted to fly out to cut my hair, they wanted me to take video of my hair being cut, they wanted me to pose for pictures with my hair covering my face. Thanks to other reviews, I immediately knew to ignore all of them.
In hopes that the creepy emails would stop, I decided to just chop my hair off and sell it cut. This filtered out some of the emails, although, not the scammers. People who were "willing to pay more" if they could pay by check, and other scams like this. If they were not willing to pay via PayPal, I ignored them. I recommend you do the same.
Unfortunately, I had to cut the price of my hair. I wound of selling 11 inches for $100, so that comes to approximately $9 per inch. I am incredibly disappointed with this price-- My hair is almost 4 inches thick and very healthy, having been trimmed just 3 months prior. According to the hair calculator, my hair was worth almost $200. The price calculator does not take quality into consideration though. And my hair happens to be very shiny, soft, and straight. As we all know it's never just about quantity, it's also about quality. So to get half of what the calculator suggested for average hair was disappointing.
Although this website might be intended to sell and buy hair, the average browsers are hair fetishists. They are not on the market to buy hair to make hair extensions or wigs. They want to get off on your hair. And the truth is, it's creepy AF. This is a very sincere review but because of the low rating, I wonder if it will make it to the site or if only high star reviews are approved... I really hope so. I want people to know what they're getting into here, because I would not do it again.
I had my hair on several sites like this and this one was clearly the best. I had 12 offers in the first week, and several were above asking price. I ended up just choosing the buyer I seemed to trust the most and the hair was sold in one week.
I dealt with one individual, Sonke Peter Jensen who seemed very interested at first but started requesting weird videos of me shaking my hair like a rock star. Then he told me to shave my head, and don't tell my parents I was going to do it. Afterward he wanted a video of my friends rubbing my head to show that it felt good. Then he video called me and thought I was too reserved and cancelled the whole deal. So weird!
Then I got a request for more pictures from another person, Schneitzz. He liked the hair, sent a payment and it's all done easily.
Overall I'm happy with this site. I did bump my ad twice. Overall it took about a week to sell my hair.
Brill site. Sold to someone named Pete in 3 weeks. Got the full asking price so happy as can be :)
For best prices grow as long as you can stand, start your ad in the winter, and wait to cut it until you have a serious buyer. Very few ads were up when I started looking into selling my 23" grey/brown thick hair last January. I waited until May to sell, and cut it first, all of which lowered my sale. I listed at $450., accepted $350. from Dave Sch., who asked for larger pixel density photos before the sale, and a cutting video after the sale. I paid the shipping, insurance, and paypal fees, so my take home, after the ad cost was about $295. Still pretty good for only 10 days of effort. I had 5 contact emails, maybe 3 were serious. There's a delay in the email back and forth, so leave yourself lots of time to arrange your own hair sale. I got some great advice from the BuyandSellHair.com folks, so don't hesitate to email them with questions, but read everything on this website first. Very helpful site, I will use it again.