How your split ends can help clean oil spills

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Hair isn’t just for top knots; it can protect the ocean too.

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    While oil spills have declined over the years, they still happen, and when they do, it can be devastating to the environment. One natural way to help contain oil spills is through the use of hair booms and hair mats. Hair is a naturally hydrophobic and biosorbent, which means, it repels water and can collect heavy metals and other contaminants, like oil.

    The more popular methods to contain oil spills use synthetic materials and chemicals, which can be costly and just as dangerous to environment. So, it’s worth exploring eco-friendly ways to clean up the ocean and other waterways.

    You can learn more about how hair-booms and hair mats can be used during oil spills on Matter of Trust’s website: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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  • noka
    noka  7 days ago +1

    0:10 N E G R O S

  • Fernando Solito
    Fernando Solito  14 days ago

    The sausage straight up looks like the plant that you would get in elementary school to grow who agrees?

  • Pablo A
    Pablo A  a months ago

    how about stop transporting oil by sea and stop using oli in everything?

  • Noora نورة
    Noora نورة  a months ago

    where do u throw all the hair though?

  • Mochiguma PTF
    Mochiguma PTF  a months ago

    Bald man crys

  • Aversen Sous
    Aversen Sous  a months ago

    Does Phil McCrory have a Twitter

  • Tab Blu
    Tab Blu  a months ago +1


  • Ecatasy Hearts
    Ecatasy Hearts  a months ago


  • Bucky Barns
    Bucky Barns  a months ago +1

    Can the oil be reused though once extracted from the hair is the question. If so that could be the big selling point

  • A Kpop Stan
    A Kpop Stan  a months ago

    if all you need is split ends im down. but ill also be bald

  • miltonmoll
    miltonmoll  a months ago

    Why cant they take hair from cats amnd dogs

  • Gudik Animated
    Gudik Animated  a months ago

    I literally cried when I saw that otter lying there in the oil

  • Turtle Comix
    Turtle Comix  a months ago

    They said they live in Alabama right

  • Joe Ligma
    Joe Ligma  a months ago

    Bald People punching the air rn

  • Maya playz Video games
    Maya playz Video games  a months ago +1

    I haven't watched the whole video but how would we dispose of the oil covered hair?

  • Mohammed Alshamsi
    Mohammed Alshamsi  a months ago +2

    But still u don’t know which part the hair come from eww

  • Marcos Blanco
    Marcos Blanco  a months ago +2

    who else tried to change the quality in the beginning of the video

  • ???
    ???  a months ago

    I'm finally useful, and i'm not even sure if i really am

  • noah gamer 42
    noah gamer 42  a months ago


  • Aye Maw Swe
    Aye Maw Swe  a months ago