Not everyone needs to wait so long for a hair appointment thanks to a Toronto startup.
But those using hair extensions are often obliged to make do with plastic products.
A team of Black female founders in America is hoping to change that, however, and has developed a plant-based alternative to traditional hair extensions.
In place of a synthetic mix of chemicals, their startup uses natural, locally available biopolymers for braided hairdos which will deliver nutrients to the scalp.
Making itchiness a thing of the past. In future, their patent-pending material will be made from sustainable sources.
Hairdressing salons can currently test the extensions. Human hair waste, meanwhile, is already being used to make textiles and develop battery technology.