Beauty salons across the nation are now cutting hair for a cause.  An effort to collect tens of thousands of pounds of hair is in effect to help soak up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Officials estimate that one pound of hair can absorb a quart of oil in one minute and can be reused up to 100 times.

The catastrophic BP Oil Spill dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  The oil spill is being called the worst disaster in American history.  Matter of Trust, a nonprofit environmental organization, is leading the way in the major cleanup effort.  They are petitioning hair stylists, groomers, pet owners, and all hairy individuals to donate their hair for this major cleanup. 

If you would like more information on this cause or would like to donate hair visit the Matter of Trust website at .  Also, if you’ve found a way to aid in the cleanup leave a comment and share your story with the Lilikoi Looks community.

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