So what better use of all this hair than to make sunglasses! That's right, recycled hair turned sunnies. (Is it just me, or does this kindof gross you out too? I don't even like to touch my own hair after it's no longer attached to my scalp.)
I don't know how I found this --- actually I do: I was on some architecture or design site and somehow followed links to this one. (Then I looked up other things that can be made with recycled human hair, but we won't go into that.) How I went from architecture/design to biodegradable sunglasses, I couldn't tell you. But I can tell you how much hair is tossed (ha!) in a year and what someone is doing about it: mixing it with a plant-based bioresin to act as a binding agent and making "hair glasses". They are 100% biodegradable and no harmful substances are released during production. We can't say the same thing about your Stiff Stuff from the 80's.
*totally kidding there.