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Sustainable extension

Art & Leisure

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.

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