How your split ends can help clean oil spills

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Hair isn’t just for top knots; it can protect the ocean too.

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    While oil spills have declined over the years, they still happen, and when they do, it can be devastating to the environment. One natural way to help contain oil spills is through the use of hair booms and hair mats. Hair is a naturally hydrophobic and biosorbent, which means, it repels water and can collect heavy metals and other contaminants, like oil.

    The more popular methods to contain oil spills use synthetic materials and chemicals, which can be costly and just as dangerous to environment. So, it’s worth exploring eco-friendly ways to clean up the ocean and other waterways.

    You can learn more about how hair-booms and hair mats can be used during oil spills on Matter of Trust’s website: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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  • Curiosity Culture

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    hair trimmings, wife's pantyhose.. the start of a great invention. love it haha (on a serious note, we can learn and solve many of our problems from studying nature, get's me pumped every time!)

  • Srajan Dikshit

     (Nov 5, 2018)

    I always see you around youtubelmao

  • L 013

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    Is there any way to check which hair salons are a part of this? I'd love to support businesses helping the environment like this, and am now wondering how weird it would be to ask my stylist "do you guys donate your hair to oil spill cleanups?" XD

  • it'sMe TheHerpes

     (Sep 14, 2018)

    well, that's easy. i like to see oil spills and it's effects. i want to see more oil spills.

  • Thais T

     (Sep 14, 2018)

    I’m actually a haircutter and I am going to definitely start doing this immediately-of course depending on how salon owners feel about it-I cannot imagine how anyone could deny the benefits


     (Jul 14, 2018)

    I'm sorry, nature.

  • Talking sports with Mr Johnson

     (1 day ago)

    +Old Man Jenkins 😂😂😂

  • Veukon

     (Sep 30, 2018)

    Minty_ Studios but the majority do.


     (Jul 13, 2018)

    My barber better take the price down on my trim if he’s out here selling my hair to Exxon


     (Aug 16, 2018)

    John Yurina 667 ! Safe

  • Harry Pottar

     (Aug 16, 2018)


  • Hi-Fi Insider

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    it's all about money... buying non-organic materials from large corporations that makes them make them MONEY.

  • sloth lady live

     (Aug 14, 2018)

    Wow you're pretty stupid it's like when you cut your hair and donate to cancer your hair is free instead of it going to the trash it's actually helping someone and they do the same thing with this instead of going into the trash it helps the environment not to mention the program they made is a non-profit idiot

  • micjhon 37

     (Aug 2, 2018)

    Hi-Fi Insider *facepalm* thank you for the pretty obvious information

  • Al527

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    So technically... My pubes can save lives?

  • Veukon

     (Sep 30, 2018)

    J L watch them get syphilis or something lol

  • Justin Y.

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    It just works

  • Caramelie Q

     (Sep 24, 2018)

    This isn't even funny tho lol

  • Jhoy Productions

     (Sep 22, 2018)


  • ranferi castellon

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    For the next oil spill?? How about no more oil spills.

  • Viruz

     (Nov 8, 2018)

    why would they blow up oil plants when and lose a bunch of oil to the water when they can just NOT blow it up and just mine it for 100% of the oil?

  • LaurenZsideFan Madison morrison

     (Aug 15, 2018)

    FireFlood TV lol you got me paranoid 😂😅

  • Oprah

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    I'll take video titles i never expected to hear in my entire lifetime for 600 please karen

  • Two-Face

     (Jul 13, 2018)

    Don’t pull your hair out about it

  • Boshua Borman

     (Jul 15, 2018)

    Actually do, that's just more hair to help