Transitions International Group Donates Hair to Help with Gulf Coast Oil Spill Cleanup

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Transitions member hair loss clinics in North America, Europe, and Australia donate hundreds of pounds of human hair to help with oil spill clean up along U.S. Gulf Coast Beaches.

The cuticles on the hair literally grab on to the oil and contain it within the stocking

Transitions International Group, the leading non-profit hair loss replacement and hair restoration organization, representing more than 65 of the top independent hair loss restoration clinics from around the world, is donating hundreds of pounds of human hair to help with oil spill cleanup efforts along the beaches of the United States Gulf Coast resulting as a of the recent oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

It has been proven that human hair, the ultimate renewable resource, when enclosed in a simple nylon stocking, absorbs more oil than the best man made device. "The cuticles on the hair literally grab on to the oil and contain it within the stocking", says Greg Taylor, Transitions Administrator.

Transitions International Group is sending hundreds of pounds of unused hair, left over from the making of their top of the line Hair Replacement systems and human hair wigs, to a collection point in Florida where they are assembled into resources that will help clean up Louisiana waters following the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Rather than adding waste to our landfills, the donated hair is assembled into protective mats and booms along the beaches of the Gulf Coast. Additionally, when stitched together into a dense pad, they can be used to clean up almost any type of oil from an environmental oil spill. These pads can be cleaned and re-used up to 100 times, after which they can be safely used as a totally biodegradable natural plant fertilizer.

"If we succeed, we can help to minimize the potentially horrible damage that will occur to the beaches, industry and wildlife along the Gulf," Alicia Stevens, President of Transitions, said.

About Transitions International Group

With more than 65 members worldwide, Transitions International Group is the largest independent association of hair loss restoration specialists in the world. They are comprised of award winning stylists, salons and clinics. Working together, they have more than 1,500 years of experience to share with one another for on-going education and product development aimed directly at benefiting their clients. The very fact that Transitions Members are not part of a giant corporation means that they are highly motivated to offer their clients the very best in service and support, as well as proven hair loss control products. Independent Transitions member salons and clinics have performed more surgical and non-surgical hair replacement procedures for men and women with hair loss than any other hair loss treatment group in the world as well as offering custom hair loss prevention programs for their clients and patients.

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