A ginger man is selling his mane of hair – all 36 inches of it. Timothy Price cut off the natural red locks he had been cultivating for 10 years. He has put the hair on sale for £600. Timothy, 29, said: “It would make a lovely wig.” The PhD student, from Aberdeen, has always refused to get his hair cut and last visited a barber in January 2002. His wife of four years Joy had never seen her husband without his thick mane of wavy hair.
Dad-of-two Timothy said: “I started growing my hair in university, which is pretty normal, and then I got used to it and I enjoyed the change of hairstyle. My wife hadn’t seen me without long hair so she was nervous to see what I’d look like when I got it cut. I have had great use of my hair so I am sure it could be of great use to someone else rather than me now.” Timothy said maintaining his hair only took up a small part of his day. He said: “I normally spent just 20 minutes getting all the tangles out of it and I would brush it and then I would let it dry naturally.”
He has now advertised his hair on internet sales site Gumtree. The advert describes it as: “Very beautiful and shiny, with a rare, rich color (sic) of vibrant red. Seller has not dyed his hair, no heat treatments, no curling irons, straighteners, blow dryers, etc. Seller has not used any chemical treatments of any kind. Hair is washed 2-3 times per week. Seller maintains a healthy diet and life-style and does not smoke or use any drugs.”
The bundle of hair – which is a few inches wide and weighs about 3.5oz – was cut in April at a hairdresser’s in Aberdeen. Timothy said he decided on the change because he is going from being a student in theology to a lecturer. He said: “I thought I would smarten up for any job interviews I may have. I wasn’t nervous when I got it cut, I was just ready for a change.” But Timothy admitted he could still be tempted to grow his hair long again one day. He added: “Maybe one day I would be tempted to grow it back because I did enjoy having such long hair.”