Jason Momoa has cut off his trademark long hair saying it’s strictly for a good cause. On Monday, the Aquaman actor posted a video of his transformation on social media which caused a measure of frenzy as expected.
He changed his hair to call attention to single-use plastic and to encourage others to drink water from recyclable metal cans rather than plastic bottles.
“Aloha, everyone,” he began the video. “Hand me those braids” he said to his hairstylist before he held up his chopped locks. “Shaving off the hair.”
The See actor definitely didn’t seem used to it just yet. “Oooh man,” he said. “I’ve never even felt the wind right there,” rubbing the short hair on the side of his head.
He discussed the value of getting rid of single-use plastic while the buzz persisted.
“We gotta stop,” he said. “All that s***” — referring to plastic bottles, utensils, bags and packaging — “it just goes into our land. It goes into our ocean. I’m here in Hawaii right now and just seeing things in our ocean, it’s just so sad. So please, anything you can do to eliminate single-use plastic in your life, help me. Plastic bottles are ridiculous.”
He recommended the use of aluminum substitutes or reusable canteens. Momoa established Mananalu Water, a company that sells bottled water in recyclable and resealable aluminum bottles. With every purchase, the company also diverts the equivalent of one plastic bottle out of the ocean.
When he shared the video, he wrote to his followers, “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.”