Ladies, this is How Recycled Hair from the Dandora Dumpsite Could be on Your Head


Haiya! Do you know that the weave (including human hair) or braids you have on your head could actually be recycled hair sourced from the Dandora garbage dumpsite?

As in there are people who sift through garbage, collect unused hair extensions, wash them with detergent, sometimes add oil and perfume to give them a nice smell and shiny look, then sell to salonists, who then happily put it on your head? The video by DW Africa tells it all!

Waaaah! For sure biashara ni biashara but surely this one has got me all mouth wide open 😮 Did you know about this practice? Tag that friend of yours who loves hair extensions and let her be in the know!

Also See: How Babies are Sold in Kayole, Nairobi

So where do you buy your hair extensions from and how sure are you they are legit?

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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


  1. Hello,

    Great work,I like reading your articles.

    I would like to share my story on a difficult pregnancy (the first trimester) and how I also survived preeclampsia-4 years ago
    Kindly let me know if this is possible and how it can be done

    • Hi Betty, thank you for reading and for your feedback. Yes it’s possible to share your story. Let me contact you separately via email.
      Best regards, Maryanne.


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