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Uncategorized July 26, 2017

How to us this website safely

Warnings, Scams, Alerts, and Advice on Using this Website Safely

It is for your own safety that we stress the importance of reading our hair trading guides to protect hair buyers and sellers using this site.

We take this time to reiterate that although we do everything we can to make this a safe and successful environment to conduct business we are not responsible for transactions between buyers and sellers.
If you think you have been contacted by a fraudulent user or scammer do not reply to their message. Instead contact us immediately with their details through the contact us tab located at the top of the page.

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you do not get scammed.

Recognizing Scams/Fraud

The most common examples of Scam attempts on OnlineHairAffair often involve one of the following:

  • An Inquiry from someone far away, often in another country.
  • Offering Payment through Western Union, Money Gram, certified/cashier’s check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a “guarantee.”
  • Fake PayPal payment notification emails to your email address (always login to your PayPal account directly through the PayPal website to check for payments).
  • Buyers requesting sellers to send hair while money is ‘pending’ in PayPal account
  • Asking you to use their own courier, and send that courier money to cover shipping costs
  • Requests for video evidence of the hair cutting prior to payment being received
  • People asking for personal/financial details.
  • People stating they are buying your hair as a gift.

Scam Examples in More Detail

1. Emails or contact from someone claiming to be from HairSellon

  • One scam example is where someone impersonates or claims to be from HairSellon, stating they can certify a buyer, guarantee a transaction or asks for your personal or financial details.
  • Advice – Do not reply and report the email immediately to OnlineHairAffair through the Contact Form

2. Cashier/Certified/Teller’s Checks, Money Orders, MoneyGram, Western Union

  • A buyer will offer to purchase your hair and send you one of these types of check or a money order.
  • Often the amount will exceed the price agreed and the buyer will request you send them the surplus amount or pay the shipper with it
  • The check/money order will be fake, and banks will sometimes hold you responsible when the check fails to clear.
  • Read – How to tell if a Cashiers Check is Fake in 30 Seconds
  • Best Advice – Avoid this type of payment altogether and report anyone who offers it to HairSellon. Use PayPal instead.

3. Video of cut for ‘proof’ or ‘Good Faith’

  • Before purchasing your hair a buyer will ask for video proof of you cutting some hair as a sign of authenticity and good faith.
  • You take the video, send it to the buyer and never hear back from them.
  • Best Advice – Ask for payment first or if they seem like a genuine buyer then ask for part of the payment as a token of good faith from them.

If anyone contacts you offering cashier check, money order, offering their own shipper that you have to pay, report them immediately

Fraud Advice for Buyers

People list their hair on this website because they want to sell it. If you find anyone responding to your enquiries in a strange or negative manner our advice is simply not to pursue any further.

Pay through PayPal. If there is recourse against the seller for a refund the dispute is much easier settled with PayPal.

Fraud Advice for Sellers

Never cut your hair until the payment has been received and confirmed. If using PayPal this means waiting for the payment to clear (which in most cases is immediate, but can take a few days for echeques etc). In cases where hair is already cut this is obviously not always an option.

We strongly recommend using PayPal to receive the money for your hair sale. Fraudulent buyers will often try and use alternative payment methods such as certified checks, cashier cheques, Western Union, or MoneyGram instead. They regularly send payment amounts larger than discussed; a strong signal of a fraudulent buyer.

Beware of fake PayPal payment notification emails. Always login to your PayPal account to check payment status directly, don’t rely on an email.

Be wary of people requesting you to snip off a portion of your hair on video or over skype. These can be legitimate buyers looking for proof, but not always. We highly recommend waiting till payment clears if the buyer requires video proof of cutt.

Always retain a small portion of your hair for evidence and hold on to it for at least 2 months following the sale.

What Happens to bad Users

We use advanced website monitoring and activity records on this website to find and prevent illegal activity.

When you sign up to OnlineHairAffair your IP address is collected.

Fraudulent or misbehaviour from users of this website will result in them being blocked from accessing this website and a growing number of other websites we work with to prevent fraudulent or deconstructive activity.

Imagine finding yourself unable to access your favourite websites one day. This is what will happen if you misuse this website!







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Sell Your Hair Online at OnlineHairAffair.com for extra spending money

Uncategorized August 9, 2013

Hard economic times have left people thinking of different ways to make extra income. Instead of searching for that second job, try selling hair.

You may have heard about it, but maybe selling your hair never seemed to be a viable option for you. Perhaps practical questions such as “where can I sell my hair?” have stopped you from going further. http://www.OnlineHairAffair.com is here to help you sell your hair online, in a simple and straightforward way!

This auction-style site is easy to use, and allows the seller to receive multiple bids, therefore yielding higher profits. Plus, the system is completely safe. The goal is to provide both buyers and sellers with a smooth transaction; hair is showcased in the best possible way, leaving customers with clear options.

Want to sell your hair online, but the idea of an auction doesn’t appeal to you? If quick cash in exchange for selling hair sounds ideal, Online Hair Affair offers a classified ad section as well. Buyers can find better prices here, and sellers will be pleased with a quick sale!

Another question you may have is “how much money can I make selling hair?” The possibilities are endless. People consistently make anywhere for a few hundred dollars to upwards of several thousand dollars, depending on the product you are selling, With these potential profits from selling hair, what do you have to lose?

Simply visit http://www.OnlineHairAffair.com and be on your way to selling hair in no time.

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Emily shares why she wants to sell her hair on OnlineHairAffair.com/Classifieds

Uncategorized August 5, 2013

Emily shares why she wants to sell her hair on OnlineHairAffair.com/Classifieds. Don’t forget to check out our live auction site at http://wwww.OnlineHairAffair.com


If you have had great experience  buying or selling  hair on our site please let us know by contacting us at customercare@onlinehairaffair.com

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A ”hairy” good way to make extra money

Uncategorized July 29, 2013

When it comes to making extra money, many people overlook an opportunity right on top of their head, hair. There is a big demand for cut human hair. Cut hair is regularly bought and sold on an international online auction site at http://www.OnlineHairAffair.com. The demand for human hair comes from wig, hair extension, and doll manufacturers who pay top dollar for locks. There is no discrimination when it comes to buying hair, everything sells. Male, female, young, old, colored, virgin, long or short hair all has a good chance of selling on OnlineHairAffair.com.

Selling cut hair online is an effortless way to make extra money. College students and stay at home moms are frequent seller who cash in locks for extra money. There is also a seller’s option at Online Hair Affair to choose a wig manufacturing charity to receive the money from the sale and earn a tax write off. Selling cut locks online is also a great opportunity for hairdressers, who can work as the middleman to sell clients hair at an agreed on percent of the final auction price. The opportunity to allow clients to make money by selling their hair is what drew the founder of Online Hair Affair into the market. There is great opportunity for hairdressers to approach clients who are getting their hair cut and ask them about selling.

The site was created to help his clients earn extra money by selling their cut hair. “Throwing away cut hair, is like throwing away money”. http://www.OnlineHairAffair.com offers buyers and sellers the excitement and motivation of online bidding. Buyers are compelled to pay more for in demand hair and sellers can follow the bidding. The auction format creates a focused marketplace for interested buyers to bid and ensures hair is sold at the highest going price. Online Hair Affair creates a “must have” demand with real time posting of competing bids.

The OnlineHairAffair.com website is easy to use, with simple login and user instructions listed on the site and with no registration fees. There are also online tips on OnlineHairAffair.com to help guests sell their hair. The OnlineHairAffair.com website is safe and secure with all transactions processed through some of the most well known companies such as PayPal and western union. A detailed feedback system is also used to ensure the quality of bidders and sellers using the site.

Online Hair Affair has been open to serious buyers and sellers since April 2008. In its first two months there were 5,000 site hits and over 100 registered users signed up and now is topping the charts at over 4000 registered users and over 10,000 views a month. Most of the hair auctioned on http://www.OnlineHairAffair.com is bought and sold in the United States and Canada, but there is also an international demand for hair that the site fulfills.

So if you are looking to sell your hair or sell your hair online We highly recommend using a veteran in the hair selling industry, http://www.OnlineHairAffair.com the #1 one place to buy and sell hair online

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Biotin, the miracle hair growth vitamin.

Uncategorized May 23, 2013


Biotin, otherwise known as vitamin B-7 is an essential nutrient that can be found naturally in foods such as eggs, brewer’s yeast, cauliflower and cucumber to name a few. Biotin supports carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism and it is not common to have a Biotin deficiency. Many of us consume plenty of Biotin in our diets naturally, but it has also been shown that taking higher doses of Biotin in supplement form can greatly benefit the hair, skin and nails.

Biotin for Hair Growth

Biotin has been called ‘hair food’ and rightly so, since one of the effects seen most often is an increased rate of growth in the hair when taking biotin supplements on a daily basis. The magic number seems to hover around 5000 mcg a day, with the daily consumption being very important. Being inconsistent with taking biotin will definitely vary your results. It’s also important to let your clients know that hair growth will not happen over night. You will most likely see results after about a month or so. Biotin has also been shown to increase nail and eyelash growth and can be a great treatment for people who are suffering from eczema.

Does Biotin Make all Hair on the Body Grow?

The question I get most often from my clients is, “Will the rest of the hair on my body grow too?”. Thankfully, no. Unlike the hair on our head, the hair on our body is only programmed to grow to a certain length. This is what thankfully allows us to avoid having to cut and style our clients arm hair.

Biotin Side Effects

Anyone who is pregnant or trying to become pregnant should avoid taking Biotin or consult their doctor before doing so. Biotin has also been shown to decrease the effectiveness of some heart and anti-seizure medications. Make sure to check with your clients and see what medications they are taking before suggesting Biotin.

Where Can You Find Biotin?

Biotin can be found at most drug stores and almost all vitamin stores. Make sure to note how many mcg’s per pill are in the bottle. If you are looking to take 5000 mcg’s a day, you don’t want to buy a bottle of 500 mcg pills. There are several brands out there that come in 1000 and 5000 mcg form.

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What type of hair I can I sell?

Uncategorized April 7, 2013

Every type of hair has a great chance of selling on OnlineHairAffair.com. We recommend selling virgin, colored, highlighted, short, long, straight, curly, male or female, or any color under the rainbow. It does not matter what your hair type is, there is a good chance a user out there is looking for exactly what you are offering. Of course the longer your hair is and the least amount of chemical treatments you have had on your hair will help increase the value

Our site has helped our users raise over $35,000 dollars in hair sales and that total grows each day. We are the number one online hair sales site in the world with over 3,500 registered users so let us help you sell your hair today!

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How to place the perfect ad

Uncategorized April 7, 2013

When structuring your ad make sure to keep in mind the things that buyers want to see. This will help you get the best price for your listing.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when placing an ad that will help generate viewer interest and result in the best possible competition for your listing:

Be Clear:

Be sure to write clearly about your hair in the listing description and use simple clear terms that describe what you are offering. Any history about your hair will give a buyer more insight into what they are bidding on.

Use Photos / Videos:

Pictures and videos are the best way to convey what you have to offer and generate interest. We recommend using a minimum of four pictures to help you sell your hair. Be sure to take clear, well lit shots. We recommend you take them outdoors in the natural light to provide the best possible photo or video of the texture, health and thickness of the hair you are offering. Use a measuring tape in your photo or video to give the buyer a visual perspective of the length and thickness of the hair they are interested in. If the hair has already been cut, a good idea is to place the ponytail on a white towel or piece of fabric and place a measuring tape next to it so the buyer can clearly see the length, true color, texture, and health of the hair. Make sure you do not forget to comb the hair and treat it as if it is still on your head prior to taking the photos. You want to make your item look as good as it can.

Some buyers prefer to see an “after” photo of the person who supplied the hair to be sure the hair that they are buying is genuinely from the person shown as the seller. Developing a relationship of trust between buyers and sellers is crucial to getting the best price, so offering this is one way to encourage people to bid with confidence. The more you make the buyer at ease, the smoother the sale will go.

Caution with Photos and videos:

You should always use your own discretion in choosing to show your face or not in your ad.

Examples of good photos and video:

Below are some examples of successful hair ad photos. You do not need to have the best photography equipment to create effective photos. Just do the best you can and chances are that your photos will turn out great.


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Great tips & tricks to help you sell your hair online!

Uncategorized April 7, 2013

We wanted to share a few tips & tricks on the best way to make a deal when selling your hair online. If you’re having trouble making a sale here are a few things we recommend doing.

When listing your item for sale do not set a “starting bid” higher than one dollar ($1). You can set a reserve price to make sure your item does not sell for less than what you would like to receive for it but, setting a starting bid too high can discourage buyers from bidding. Another good idea is to check out other ads that have bids on them. Check and compare your item with the ones that are being bid on and see if your length, color, thickness, and asking price line up with what the market is willing to pay. Sometimes we tend to think what we have for sale is worth a lot more than what the market will pay for it and these listings end up with no bids or sale. Picture this, you are at yard sale, the owners placed a sticker with a  “starting price” on each item for sale. Normally that buyer sees that price and will haggle and try to purchase the Item for less than what the sticker says. In a auction setting such as OnlineHairAffair.com if your asking price is too high a buyer cannot place a bid lower than that leaving the seller not knowing if anyone is interested because nobody is bidding .

We also recommend giving the best description you can about your hair. Buyers want to know how often you get a trim, what shampoo and conditioner you use, do you use styling tools on your hair, and how often. Any information you can share with others will better your chance of making a sale. Pictures are your best friend when trying to sell something. You need to ask yourself if you would purchase an item over $100 online site unseen. Even if the photo is not the best quality it is better than not having one at all. Having photos will also help in increasing your chance in making a sale.

We hope you find this information helpful. If you have any tips or tricks you would like to share, please contact us or comment below.

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  • How to place the perfect ad

    by on April 7, 2013 - 0 Comments

    When structuring your ad make sure to keep in mind the things that buyers want to see. This will help you get the best price for your listing. Here are some tips to keep in mind when placing an ad that will help generate viewer interest and result in the best possible competition for your […]

  • Great tips & tricks to help you sell your hair online!

    by on April 7, 2013 - 0 Comments

    We wanted to share a few tips & tricks on the best way to make a deal when selling your hair online. If you’re having trouble making a sale here are a few things we recommend doing. When listing your item for sale do not set a “starting bid” higher than one dollar ($1). You can set […]

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