1. Turning old hair into new hair
The most obvious and well-known reuse of hair is the creation of human hair wigs. As hairdressers, you understand how emotional it is for your clients to lose their hair due to chemotherapy during cancer treatment or for other medical reasons. For us, at NATULIQUE this is also a personal matter.
As some of you may know, NATULIQUE’s CEO Mette had breast cancer when she was younger. “As someone who always loved their hair, the fear of losing mine when I was sick was devastating. It’s comforting to know that there are people willing to donate their own hair for others in the same situation”, she says.
To the present day, it is still quite expensive to get access to human hair wigs for patients, in particular for children. This is where your salon comes in: Charities all over the world take in hair from salons, transform it into wigs and then distribute them to patients for free. Amber from Midori Organic Salon and Spa has been donating hair for many years. It’s a classic win-win:
“The clients are always excited and happy to donate! It’s especially rewarding when a child is donating, they have so much pride at that moment. As a salon, we can share in a gift that will change someone’s life and on-top create a note-worthy cause for our business”, Amber explains.
“I wish more salons would participate in this. Not only does it take multiple donations to complete one wig for a child in need. But decomposing hair also releases as much carbon as a vehicle! It’s not only a generous gift for a sick child but also a sustainable practice for the salon.”