Jason Momoa Shocks Fans By Shaving Off His Signature Hair in Instagram Video

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The actor made an unexpected change for a meaningful cause.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom star Jason Momoa is taking a stand against ocean pollution by making a shocking change to his look.

The actor recorded himself getting his head completely shaved, even showing two cut-off braids to the camera, before posting it on Instagram with an important message about stopping the use of plastic bottles, utensils, and other things that end up polluting the ocean and elsewhere.

In the video—as he said goodbye to his long, wavy hair—Momoa started explaining why he was doing it, saying, "Shaving off the hair, doing it for uh," before wincing after feeling the wind on the shaved side of his head.

He continued, "doing it for single-use plastics. I'm tired of these plastic bottles, we gotta stop, plastic forks, all that s**t. Just goes into our land, goes into our ocean."

Momoa then described seeing trash in the ocean where he is, and said, "It's just so sad, so please, anything you can do to eliminate single-use plastics in your life. Help me." 

In the caption, he wrote, "heres [sic] to new beginnings let’s spread the aloha. be better at protecting our land and oceans."

The 43-year-old also tagged his company Mananalu Water, which he created to help remove plastic from nature

As the website states, "As a Certified Plastic Negative product, Mananalu removes twice as much plastic from nature as we use, made possible by our partners at rePurpose Global. We call it Drink One, Remove One."

To get more specific, "rePurpose Global collects, processes, and reuses multi-layered plastic packaging recovered in Bekasi, Indonesia," along with other ongoing projects and efforts.

If you're also curious as to how aluminum bottles help the environment, the site explains that they are "easy to recycle and infinitely recyclable. In fact, nearly 75 percent of all the aluminum ever produced is still in use today."

Many people praised Momoa's efforts, with actor Dave Bautista writing, "Whaaaaat?!!! 😱 Committed AF. ❤️." 

Various conservation organizations, like Greenpeace USA and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, commented in support as well, with the latter writing, "mahalo for advocating to create a better world for future generations to come. spreading aloha not just to the people around us but the places that provide for us. Aloha ʻĀina 🫶."

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