By now, most of you have heard about the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. The explosion on the Deep Horizon and resulting cascade of oil from the BP drilling rig has caused immense damage to the Gulf Coast. Thousands of barrels worth of oil have been leaking from this disaster into the ocean. While many different agencies have worked around the clock to find a solution to this problem, salons and pet groomers have found a way to help out….they are donating the hair that they usually throw away. How does this help? Glad you asked. Hair absorbs oil (the reason we use shampoo). The hair clippings are stuffed into containers such as panty hose and put into the ocean to attempt to soak up the floating oil. The hair provides a natural and renewable source to help fix this situation in any way. We would like to thank all of the people and businesses helping out in this time of need. If you already cut off your hair to help, you could always get some hair extensions.