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Tips for Selling Your Hair

You have thought long and hard and are ready to sell your hair. Before you do, we would like to offer some tips to you so you can find the right buyer and get the most money possible.

Posting your ad

  1. Be sure to get all the information you need to sell your hair. Length, condition, color, and any other information that will help buyers find your hair.
  2. We value your privacy, so before you continue to the next step, please consider obtaining an email account that is different than your normal account. You can use Gmail, Yahoo, or any other service. Once you reply to someone, they will see your email address. This step is not required, but we want you to know before moving forward.
  3. Register on Hairopia so you can list your hair using our free hair classifieds.
  4. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and with our free classifieds, you get to show up to eight large photos with your ad. Take good photos of your hair. This is a very important part and will have a great effect on the number of perspective buyers you get. As with any good photo, natural light will show the natural colors best. Using rulers or measuring tapes will show perspective buyers the real length.
  5. Now that you have everything ready, click the ‘Post an Ad’ from any page to begin your listing. Be sure to select the right category for your listing as it helps buyers find you. Be sure to include as much accurate information as possible in your ad. We stress accurate because it will help you find the right buyer.
  6. Pricing your hair is one of the toughest parts of your listing. While you may see ads for thousands of dollars, most hair will not sell for that price. You want to look at other ads to get an idea of what is reasonable for your length and quality of hair. If you want to sell it quicker, put a lower price on it. If you just don’t know what your hair is worth, tell buyers to make offers.
  7. After you have completed entering the information for your listing, post your ad. There is nothing to pay!
  8. You are ready to hear from the buyers.

Closing the deal

  1. You have had several people contact you and now you have selected your preferred buyer.
  2. You and your buyer should decide on how the payment will be made. We strongly encourage you to use PayPal or other trusted online payment tool. Hairopia prefers the use of PayPal, but does not guarantee that the service will work for you and your buyer. Further, Hairopia strongly suggests not to take cashiers checks or money orders due to the number of fakes.
  3. If you have not cut your hair, wait until the payment has cleared.
  4. Once payment has cleared, be sure to cut exactly what you have promised to your buyer.
  5. Package your hair and ship it using a shipping company with tracking. You want to be sure that your buyer receives what you have shipped. US law states that it is the seller’s responsibility to get the merchandise to the buyer. In other words, if your buyer says they never got the package, the seller is responsible. So, be sure you have a tracking number that shows the package was delivered.
  6. To ensure you do not keep receiving messages from perspective buyers, please log in to your personal dashboard and mark your hair as sold.
  7. Enjoy the money you made and your great new look!

Fraud Watch

  1. Don’t let someone tell you they want to buy your hair but need you to cut a piece off to prove that you are serious or any variety of other reasons. They are a fraud.
  2. If someone is apprehensive, you can always use us as escrow or any other escrow company.
  3. Always use PayPal or cash. Don’t use highly fake services like a check, money order, cashiers check, Western Union, etc. Those all tend to have more fraudulent transactions.
  4. Contact us if you have any questions.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

12 Responses to “Tips for Selling Your Hair”

  1. How to know who visit my hair post and who messege

  2. The pictures I uploaded are not visible in my ad. Why?

  3. Marianita Moreno on July 31, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

    What would be the best package to send my hair from Mexico to the United States?

  4. longhairgirl on August 5, 2016 @ 12:07 pm

    I was contacted by a person named Richard Mogan who sent me a check for a very huge amount, asked me to take the price of the hair and send the remaining amount immediately by Western Union Money Transfer to a shipping company so that they can come and pick up the hair and ship it from USA to France. I deposited the check and it came up as a fraudulent check which the bank charged me for. There were a number of people contacting me in the name of Ben Muller, Matt Dralex and texting and calling me from Google Voice. Beware of scams!

    • Hairopia_Admin on August 6, 2016 @ 6:07 am

      Please send me all their user names, IPs, etc. and I will block them.

    • The same thing happened to me! Got two offers from two separate people…certified checks show up from them. I take them to my bank to cash and BOTH checks from two separate buyers came back fraudulent! Fortunately, I did NOT deposit them in my bank or send the hair. Took to Moneytree and they were able to determine that they were fake checks. Thank goodness I still have my hair to sell! Filing a police report on both “buyers”!

  5. longhairgirl on August 5, 2016 @ 12:51 pm

    The scammer’s ip address showed that he is in Atlanta, Georgia.

  6. Hairopia_Admin on August 30, 2017 @ 6:46 am

    Than you for letting us know. I have blocked the IP range.

  7. Can you give me advice for the best way of money transfer and best way for shipping. Im from philippines.

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