Deep down, we all secretly long for that coveted hairstyle that stops traffic with a confident and strategic flick. Work it. But why stop there?

Let’s aim for one better and flaunt the hair that can act as an ecological warrior too. They’re called hair booms, and they’re being created to clean up oil spills around the world. That’s right, your hair can help protect the ocean.

Sustainable Salons Australia (SSA) is preparing a stockpile of these hairy sponges to send to the Great Barrier Reef, in case there’s an oil spill. Hopefully this day will never pass, but SSA member salons are collecting hair clippings for booms, just to be safe.

Twisted Desire is registered with SSA, take pride in the fact that your hair is being collected to protect our oceans.