Exporting Human Hair

Human hair export is a Rs 200 crore business in India today. Of this, Gupta Enterprises, Chennai alone accounts for Rs 44 crore a year. “Hair that’s thrown out is waste, hair that is collected is money,” says Gupta.The waste hair is converted into wigs and toupees

Gupta’s father started off in the late 1960s by supplying hair to exporters, then set up his own unit in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh a decade later. His company has since bagged export awards for 14 years.

Apart from barber cuttings and cut hair from temples( Tirupati temple alone sells a staggering Rs 20 crore worth annually), a large portion of it comes from households across India, collected by rag-pickers and garbage collectors, to Eluru.

Here it is sorted into lengths and colours, cleaned, washed and dried, and then shipped out in containers. Each month, 30-35 tonnes of hair is exported to 32 countries. China is the biggest buyer.

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11 Responses to “Exporting Human Hair”

  1. harish kumar
    May 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    i want to sell huma hair. Can u give a address or email id of purcheser of human hair.

  2. Nair
    February 24, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Hi… I would like to enter into recycling business with low investment and came across the idea of human air collection idea for export. Can you help me for getting more information/initial set up cost, pros-cons etc.to begin with ?

    Interested to set up this initiative in Gujarat region.

  3. Arunkumar
    June 17, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    Hello sir,

    I Have a interest to human hair export business.please send me some buyers details.

  4. himanshu chaturvedi
    November 2, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    dear sir,
    please let me know the purcheser of human hair .

  5. Muraly Menon
    November 29, 2014 at 4:06 am #

    We can supply unlimited quantity of human hair (cuttings from barber shops) regularly for export. First of all, we will collect the product from one district and supply you for three months. If it is profitable, we will invest more money and collect from all districts of Kerala against an agreement with All Kerala Barbers association for long term.
    We, already started discussions with the Association for implementing the project in Trichur District. Kindly note, at present, we can supply the material, without removing any thing from the hair as it is collected from barber shops. Being we are new in this business, kindly give us some time to study to sort out the waste from the product.
    We have a strong network and direct business operations in Gulf countries. In future, we can collect the product from Gulf countries to increase the supply quantity.

    Kindly send us your comments on the above text.
    Muraly Menon

  6. prakash
    December 13, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    I wish to sell tons of saloon waste hair regular need details of buyers.

  7. abhishar pradhan
    December 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    I am sell waste hair
    plz contect no 7500009035
    From agra u.p

  8. December 25, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    dear sir,

    i am looking for buyer to export waste human hair,we can supply 4-5 tons per month


  9. Sharon Iglehart
    March 3, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    I am looking for seller of waste human hair for export to US. Send prices info to siglehart@gmail.com

    March 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm #


  11. kumanakumar
    May 6, 2015 at 6:38 am #

    sir, i want to do human hair export business, i can supplu 1ton of human from barbar shop, plz guide me

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