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Last Updated: Tuesday May 11 2010 16:00 GMT

Old hair used to stop oil leak

Hairdressers

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Leah's been at the hairdressers finding out how your hair can help stop the massive oil leak off the coast of America.

Thousands of people have been donating their old locks which are being stuffed into pairs of tights.

They look a bit like big sausages but they're really good at soaking up oil.

Volunteers are going to take them to beaches to try and stop the oil getting on the land.

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