TheHairTrader.com is a site where folks all over the world can buy and sell their hair.
Sellers post ads that feature pictures and descriptions of their manes, and buyers who are usually in the wig industry sweep in to purchase the hair.
Founder Jacalyn Elise says many folks use the site to make a quick buck, and the highest amount paid for hair to date is $2,600.
She says long, natural, virgin hair usually sells best, and can go for an average of $150-300.
If the hair is uncut it earns even higher profits since the buyer can then request the specific handling of the hair, like whether they want it shipped in a ponytail or braid.
While theres a market for all textures, colors, and types of hair, Elise says straight hair with a little natural wave is typically in high demand.
Those with coveted tresses can often name their price to buyers.
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