Getting Wiggy with it!

Wigs are a great way to protect your hair. They are convenient for when you need a go-to hairstyle, and investing in one can save you a lot of money in the long-run. What if I told you, you could get a wig that has a similar texture to our African hair? Hair by Chiron wigs are designed to suit Africans and closely mimic African hair unlike the Peruvian and Indian wigs and human hair extensions that have currently flooded the African market.


Hair by Chiron wigs on display.

In Greek Mythology, Chiron (pronounced Ky-ron) was known as the wisest and most just of the Centaurs. His knowledge of medicine and healing inspired the brand name Hair by Chiron, as wigs act as a protective style that one can wear over their natural hair to let it grow and strengthen. At a soft-launch held recently in Kenya, Hair by Chiron Director Sara Albers expressed her excitement about launching the company this October.

As a mother and an entrepreneur, Sara already owns and runs another business. But, it was through her struggle to try and find good quality wigs that suited her skin tone which led her to venture out and create Hair by Chiron.

Hair by Chiron Director Danilo Frison with Founder and Director Sara Albers.

The Hair by Chiron wig collection includes the Hot Tahiti, Straight Up and Bad Romance wigs ranging from 12, 14, 16 and 18-inch in length. The wigs will retail at between $180-$230.  The website, which will be ready by October, will enable you to order and have your wigs delivered to you within Africa.

Gathoni Kuria and Wangari Kariuki try on the Hair by Chiron Hot Tahiti wigs.

Sara’s favorite wig-care tip is to choose a wig that suits your complexion – as it gives the most natural look. Plus, when washing a wig, fill your sink and bathtub with water so as to dip your soapy wig in clean water to rinse off any shampoo, rather than placing the wig under a tap to rinse, as this can take forever.

Even I tried on the Bad Romance wig by Hair by Chiron.

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