Julie Dekkaki, the hairdresser at the K’ré Simple salon in Villereversure has chosen to make a gesture to change the world of tomorrow in terms of the environment. He has just joined Coiffeurs Justes, an association created by Thierry Gras.
Hairdresser for thirty years, Thierry Gras has worked in Paris, Toulouse, Cavaillon, then Saint-Zacharie, a small town in the Var where he still practices today. Passionate about his work, however, he is aware of the impact it has on the planet. Committed and responsible, Thierry created in 2015 the association Coiffeurs Justes to implement hair recycling and thus participate in the preservation of the environment at the same time as the recovery of the material.
“Thanks to these actions, a project is carried out in collaboration with the staff of the ESAT (Establishments and labor assistance service, Editor’s note). They work to transform cropped hair into strands. The association provides me with bags, which we fill with my employees, taking care to put only the hair. As of December 15, 2020, we have completed four. Then I drop you off at a relay point around Bourg-en-Bresse. “
Hair recycling will be used in part to cleanse ocean waters of hydrocarbons and create jobs.
In Ain, many have shown their solidarity by donating their hair. Margaux, at the age of 7, had donated her hair to save the sea.
Candice Ramtuhal, a 20-year-old student from Burgundy, mobilized to collect as much hair as possible to fight the oil spill in Mauritius.
Adan Domenec, 8, had grown his hair for two years for wigs for sick children. Like Jessica Thielle of the Objec’tif bien-être hair salon in Plateau d’Hauteville, who collected hair for people with cancer.
More unusual … The hair could even repel wild boars. Like in Oyonnax, where residents wear cropped hair to protect their gardens against wild boar.
How does it work ?
Making filters. Ten tons of hair are needed to start the first production.
Then, the association will buy a machine, and an Establishment and Work Assistance Service (ESAT) will manufacture the filters, either with a loom or in sausages, filling women’s stockings with hair. These filters will then be used to absorb oil, solar oils that pollute the oceans. Hair is also used to decontaminate runoff from roads, industrial areas, highways, etc. And it is reusable. After having been used several times, the filter is washed and collected.