Hair harvest!

we have saved our hair from the hairbrushes for about 10 years, all the family have long hair so there has been a lot accumulated! At first I thought it was a bit icky but when you think of it we use animal fibre, wool, possum fur, mohair, angora, alpaca, even camel hair etc etc so why not our own. It was a bit musty after being in the cupboard, but a wash with woolwash soap and scented with lavender oil and dried in the sun it comes up nice and fresh and I have stuffed a pillow with it. It is nice and springy and very comfortable! It was interesting that the hair in the bottom of the bag was a lot lighter in colour; as the kids have got older their hair colour has changed, also a lot more greys in there lately! I once saw a story about Romanian woman Ioana Cioanca, who had knitted many items of clothing out of her own hair! she said: “They are all slightly different colours because of course I went grey over the years,I did this because I wanted to show how practical human hair is. The clothes are warm and comfortable—and the materials are free.”

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Comment by Stillcookin on January 29, 2010 at 9:30am
I'd have to backtrack to everywhere I've been in the last 7 years. Mine started falling out about then! That truely is an impressive gob of hair! I also hear you can compost it.
Comment by James Samuel on January 29, 2010 at 6:54am
I like the idea of an item of clothing that shows the progress of colour :-)

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