There are several lucrative ways in which you can sell your body for money without resorting to prostitution and asides from selling your hair! We’ll take you through the 6 of them:
1: Sell your blood plasma
Some countries, such as the U.S, allow donors to be reimbursed for giving their blood plasma. The plasma is basically the fluid that surrounds the blood cells and it is used to help hemophiliacs, among other patients.
The process takes around an hour and you can expect to receive something in the region of $35 for each sitting. Bearing in mind you can sell plasma every 2 – 3 weeks (once your levels are safely replenished), the extra money soon adds up! (more…)
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Basics of the research methodology are in the infographic footer. Here are more specifics on our data sample.
Price per inch according to hair color & what a premium is paid for: We have 110 published reviews from successful sellers on our site. We could track 89 of those back to the original listing from where we calculated the price per inch by color. We also took hair thickness and type into account which helped us normalize and identify trends on what buyers pay more for.
Since 2011, we also identified 985 ads that had been marked as sold by the seller (many are deleted after the sale). We emailed a survey to these users and received 162 responses. That gave us a total sample size 251 from where we could draw conclusions on hair prices.
Why do people buy human hair? We surveyed 67 buyers. In addition, the survey we emailed to sellers also asked if they knew what the hair was going to be used for – 111 sellers were able to answer this.
Time to sell: 153 sellers provided us with exact time scale following our email survey. However, this wouldn’t capture those who do not sell. Therefore, from September 2013 to September 2014 we had an email survey automatically send to 50% of sellers once their listing had ended. This provided us with another 265 responses.
Buyer and Seller Scams: From our experience page and direct interviews with both buyers and sellers.
Location of buyers and sellers: Hair listing statistics from September 2013 to September 2014 and the 67 buyer interviews.
How hair is sent: 162 direct seller survey responses.
We’ve recently had a number of queries on whether competitor website SellHairStore.com has closed down. Unfortunately, a number of buyers paid to list on the site but it has now all but disappeared.
We encourage all sellers affected by this to file disputes via PayPal. As you didn’t get your full listing time on the site, you certainly should get all your money back.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome new sellers to BuyandSellHair.com – the largest human hair marketplace. We’ve been established since 2010 and have facilitated thousands of sales. Since our growth, there have been many outright clones to the market but we continue to grow thanks to our focus on the following: (more…)
Many people have heard of the awesome charity called Locks of Love that takes donations of human hair and makes wigs for children who are bald due to medical conditions or medical treatments. It is a very noble thing to do (and we’re not saying not to consider it), but you should also consider selling your hair instead.
According to their FAQ’s, Locks of Love donations have to be a minimum of 10 inches long because of how the wigs are made. So, if you’re hair is shorter than that, you’re donation will not be used. If your hair is bleached, in dreadlocks, gray, not in a tight ponytail or ‘otherwise unusable’, it will be sold. It is also worth noting that if they sell your hair, they are unable to show your hair donation as an IRS deduction for tax purposes.
But, if you decide to sell your own hair, you’ll find that purchasers in the marketplace are less stringent on length and treatments (this varies vendor by vendor—understand that virgin hair is most highly sought). Obviously, longer hair sells for more, depending on condition, but shorter lengths and even children’s hair is quite saleable.
Also, if you choose to sell your own hair and you’re still interested in donating to Locks of Love, you can make a cash donation to them of all or a portion of your hair’s profit. They can declare that kind of a donation as a charitable gift. You can benefit not only from a tax-write-off perspective, but also from the warm, fuzzy feeling that you’ll get from helping a child.
In summary, if you’re considering making a donation of your hair to charity, consider all your options beforehand. You may be better off selling your hair and then donating the cash.
Check out our homepage for the latest hair sales and for more info on selling on our website.
If you’re trying to raise money for a charity or personal cause, a great way to do that is to get involved in a sponsored head shave.
It’s controversial, crazy and enough to make people part with their money.
There are two ways to raise money by shaving your head:
Set a target for donations and tell your friends and family that you’ll only shave your hair if you reach this target. Create an online fundraising page on a site such as Go Get Funding which will track donations and encourage others to get involved.
As you start getting donations, excitement will increase at the thought of your dramatic new look and that will encourage more donations.
Make sure you publicize your page any way you can. Contact friends, family and acquaintances through email, social networks and in person. Get people involved in the status updates, post your thoughts on how you feel about the head shave – even use nifty apps so people can imagine what you’ll look like bald.
At BuyandSellHair.com, we’re always looking to make the hair buying and selling process easier. That’s why we’ve just released a new feature where buyers can subscribe to email alerts based on the kind of hair they’re looking for!
Simply select one of our categories and click the opt-in box after refining to your preferred criteria. Once you’ve confirmed your email, you’ll get the latest ads every morning.
No more missing a great set of locks or having to trawl through tons of ads. The ones you’re looking for will be right in your inbox! And of course, you can unsubscribe at anytime or set multiple alerts for several categories.
We hope this makes your hair buying experience that little easier 🙂
2012 has been a big year for bold hair styles and colours as more people start to experiment to find a look which suits them. So as we draw closer to the end of the year, let’s take a look back on some of the trendiest hair colours that came around this year.
One of the most noticeable hair colour trends from 2012 has been the dip dye and many people seemed to jump on this trend. A fashion not just for teenagers, the dip dye can be seen on women and men of all ages. Dip dying is a method of leaving your hair with a natural colour, whilst having a complimenting, or even outrageous colour to the ends of the hair – making it look like it has been dipped in the colour.
Ombré Hair Colour
This hair colour is a great option for those with brunette hair as adding the extra colour can bring some life to the hair. Ombré hair colour means that the hair gradually changes from light to dark, giving the hair size and volume. Many celebrities opted for this hair style in 2012 and it could be staying for 2013. (more…)
We are often asked the question of “Can I sell my hair?”. We’re pleased to say that in the majority of cases the answer to this is a resounding YES.
The reason being is that most of the hair buyers on our site include wig and hair extension makers. They require different types of hair to do their job as not everyone wants the same color or style of wig / extension. Some want curly, some prefer straight and some even like a few greys in there! It’s all about looking natural.
Of course, there are exceptions to every rule and some hair may not sell. This includes: (more…)
Split ends occur when the protecting hair cuticles get stripped away from the ends of hair fibers, therefore leaving your hair fibers weak and causing your hair to start fraying. Although more often seen in long hair it can also occur in short hair that is not in good condition.
Here are six tips for preventing and treating split ends
1. Get a trim every six weeks. When getting your hair trimmed, make sure you cut at least 1.5 inches above your split ends. Cutting your hair is the only way to get rid of split ends. If you leave it too late, you run the risk of the split ends continuing up the shaft of the hair.
2. Towel Dry. Do not excessively rub your hair with the towel. Vigorous rubbing can cause split ends! Instead squeeze the excess water out your hair with the towel. (more…)
Who doesn’t want long, thick, lush and gorgeous hair? You’ve probably seen celebrities like Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian and wished your hair was as long and glamorous as theirs. Well, the good news is, it can be! With clip in hair extensions and other new hair trends, you can make your hair just as glamorous as any celebrity’s.
Clip in hair extensions are the latest trick for long, thick, beautiful hair–for anyone. When you think of extensions, you probably think of bonded extensions from the salon. But this type of extension is super expensive, damaging to your hair and hard to keep nice-looking. With clip in extensions, you save money, time, effort and the health of your hair. Plus, clip in extensions can be taken out easily if you wish to change your look. This type of extension offers individual, variously sized extensions attached to polymer clips. The clips are placed close to your scalp, and the hair is mixed in with your original hair, giving you a natural yet easy and glamorous look. (more…)