December 22, 2021
The number of women in Iran who sell their hair to get some money and be able to survive amid increasing economic hardship is increasing in the country.
Iranian daily Khorasan published an article on Tuesday bawed on inteviews with women who are active in the hair trade.
Beauty salon owners and barbers are the main buyers of hair that is mainly used for wigs and extensions.
Almost all of the clients sell their hair due to financial difficulties, a barber was quoted as saying.
According to the article, the hair sellers are from all walks of life and in all ages, from 10-year-old adolescents to elderly women, but the majority are young girls from poor families. They are usually in dire need to pay bills or replace their broken phones.
According to an earlier report about selling hair in Iran, the price for someone’s shorn hair can be from $10 to $50 depending on the length, type and volume.
Three years of high inflation rising to 45 percent in recent months has impoverished many middle class families, who sometimes cannot even afford meat and dairy produxts any longer.