With many of us cutting our own hair at home, be wary of the viral tip that encourages you to leave your clippings outside in hopes birds will pick them up to feather their nests. While the intention is good, the end result can be very bad for birds. The reality is human hair is both thin and strong, and it can easily wrap around a bird's leg or neck, causing serious damage or even death. The thicker your hair, the higher the possibility. Instead, take your nitrogen-rich hair clippings and bury them in your garden or soil. If you don't have a backyard, toss them in the trash.
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