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More than 500 concerned citizens used hair mats to soak up oil from San Francisco's Ocean Beach after the Cosco Busan Oil Spill.

Along with the rest of the world, curlies are concerned about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

But did you know that just by having a haircut, you could be helping clean up spills like the one threatening the Gulf Coast right now?

Matter of Trust is a philanthropic organization that collects hair clippings from all over the world, and ship them to U.S. manufacturers who weave them into mats that can soak up oil and clean beaches and harbors.

Encourage your salon to learn more about Matter of Trust.

After the Exxon Valdez oil slick disaster, Phill McCrory, a stylist from Alabama, realized that hair was an efficient and abundant material for collecting and containing petroleum spills.

So, get your hair cut, and save a fish.

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