Muturi Kimani's Banana Fibre Hair Extensions

Kimani Muturi, managing director of TexFad plant, displays hair extension made form fibres extracted from the sheaths of banana trunks at a workshop in Sonde settlement of Mukono.

| Courtesy | Abubaker Lubowa

Green beauty: Ladies, here’s banana fibre hair extensions

What you need to know:

  • The idea to make biodegradable extensions was sparked by two university students who were on apprenticeship at Kimani’s company

As countries around the world ban plastics and move away from synthetic fibre, a company in Uganda ran by a Kenyan has set its sights on the beauty industry, producing biodegradable hair extensions.

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