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How can I reuse or recycle … hair clippings?

A clump of hair clippingsEvery couple of weeks, John shaves his head, resulting in hair clippings and a clump of fuzz in the bathroom sink. Given it makes me want to gip* every time I see it (I start imagining the stray little hairs in my throat and ick), John just usually scoops it up quickly and flings it in the bin.

I believe it can be composted – right? – but are there any better uses for the unwanted spawn of his follicles?

* according to Urban Dictionary, this is a Yorkshire term for ‘wretch’. Despite my upbringing on the other side of the Pennines, I use this word regularly without thinking of it as being a Yorkshire-ism. I am clearly perfectly assimilated in the culture now: bring on my flat cap and whippet on a piece of string.