Local hair salon helps with oil spill

LAMAR COUNTY, MS  (WDAM) - A Lamar County salon and spa is donating human hair and pantyhose to help with the oil spill recovery effort on the Gulf Coast.

Shoot's Salon and Spa at Canebrake Country Club is collecting all the hair they sweep up from customers and donating it to the Matter of Trust organization. The organization is taking the hair and stuffing it into old pantyhose and making oil absorbing booms.

Studies show one pound of hair can absorb one quart of oil.

Shoot's will also donate a portion of the salon's proceeds to the Matter of Trust organization over the next two months.

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