No, I'm not talking about hair styles. At least not exactly.
Yesterday I got a haircut and, as usual when seeing the pile on the floor for the hairdresser to sweep up, I thought, 'What a waste!'
Of course when someone with long hair gets it cut short they can donate it to be made into wigs for cancer patients and others with medical conditions that make them loose their own. Locks of Love makes wigs for children and Pantene makes them for adults. (A while back when I went from long to short hair I donated mine to Pantene.)
But what about all those short pieces of hair that beauty and barber shops must deal with every day?
I guess they couldn't be used to stuff pillows, although I don't know why not.
In rural areas some people spread the clippings in their yards to keep mountain lions away because the hair smells like humans, but that would only use a tiny percent of the cut hair.
Of course human hair is bio-degradable, so I guess sending it to landfills is practical, but it still seems like a waste to me.
Can anyone think of other ways those shreds could be used?