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Can Hair Save Our Oceans?

A nonprofit has an innovative solution for cleaning up oil spills. BY SUSANNAH COHEN Due to its unique structure, one-pound of hair can soak up one-liter of oil in just one minute. (Art: Hannah E. Buckman) Greasy hair, don’t care? Next time you’re agonizing about...

How your split ends can help clean oil spills

Hair isn’t just for top knots; it can protect the ocean too. By Gina Barton Jul 13, 2018, 9:30am EDT SHARE The prevalent methods to clean up oil spills rely on synthetic materials and dangerous chemicals. But there is a natural, environmentally sustainable...