Jason Momoa Shaves Off His Hair To Bring Awareness To Single-use Plastic Crisis

Jason Momoa has shaved off much of his trademark long hair to raise awareness of the impact of single-use plastic.

The star of the Aquaman film franchise shared a clip to Instagram on Monday showing his locks being shorn.

“Aloha, everyone,” he begins, before breaking into a laugh.

“Hand me those braids,” he says to a person offscreen, before holding up his snipped locks for the camera.

He continues: “Shaving off my hair. Doing it for -”, before breaking into a pained laugh at the close buzz, adding, “Oh, man. I’ve never even felt the wind there!”

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The Game of Thrones star goes on to explain that raising awareness about the need to eradicate single-use plastic inspired his decision to cut his hair.

“I’m tired of these plastic bottles,” he says.

“We got to stop [using] plastic forks. All that s***. It goes into our land, into our ocean,” he continues.

Jason Momoa holding up his locks in an Instagram reel”

“It’s just so sad, so please: anything you can do to eliminate single-use plastic in your lives, help me,” he said.

The 43-year-old actor encouraged people to switch to aluminium bottles and canteens, rather than using plastic water bottles.

He captioned the clip: “Here’s to new beginnings. Let’s spread the aloha. Be better at protecting our land and oceans. We need to cut single-use plastics out of our lives and out of our seas. Plastic bottles, plastic bags, packaging, utensils – all of it. Let’s aloha our ‘āina together. Aloha J.”

Momoa tagged the caption with the water company @mananalu, the aluminium water company he founded in 2019.

“I never thought I’d see the day,” wrote one follower. “Somehow he’s still smoking hot – the man’s got a gift.”

Another added that the Hawaiian native “could have a fundraiser for the ocean selling those braids lol”.

“Hair grows back and it’s for a great cause!” wrote another.

The dramatic change to his famous mane comes just weeks after the actor was spotted handing out bottles of his water to astonished passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines flight.

In a video shared to Instagram, the actor can be seen with a flower tucked behind his ear confirming that the airline is the first to partner with his water company.

He added that he also gave each passenger 10,000 airline miles.

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According to Refill, the average UK household uses 480 plastic bottles a year, but only recycles 270 of them .

Elsewhere, a landmark survey by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic published in July found that UK households throw away nearly 100 billion pieces of plastic each year.

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