After growing his hair out for 17 years, a male hairdresser in Shenzhen recently decided to cut and sell his 1.3-meter-long locks in hopes to donate all the money to two autistic children, Tencent News says.
Yan Xiaoping, who originally comes from Hunan, has been working as a hairdresser for 28 years in Shenzhen. In recent months, he joined a volunteer group helping handicapped people to cut their hair. He’s now determined to auction off his hair to help two autistic kids whose families he met during his volunteer work.
Yan says he keeps his hair natural. He usually dries it with an electric fan, and it’s never been dyed or permed.
Yan said he’s been growing his hair out for around 17 years. Because his ancestors liked to keep their hair long, he grew his out to continue family tradition. He said his long hair has proved to be very high-maintenance.
Yan’s enthusiastic participation in volunteer work earns him an “Honorary Credential” from a primary school in Shenzhen.
Perhaps he was inspired by this woman in Shenzhen who also wanted to auction off her two-meter-long hair to help school kids in Ningxia.
Power to the hair.
By Lucy Liu
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