Individuals can sell their hair on several online marketplaces such as hairsellon.com, onlinehairaffair.com and eBay. Hair is listed in advertisements, and sellers deal directly with buyers for shipping and payment.
The website hairsellon.com offers a calculator for estimating the value of real hair. Users enter length in inches, thickness, natural color and whether the hair is virgin or non-virgin hair. Virgin hair is more valuable than non-virgin hair because it has not been permed, dyed, colored, bleached or chemically altered and comes from one person who is not a smoker or drug user. Most online marketplaces recommend that sellers do not cut or ship their hair until they have received full payment.