Why man-made hair extensions will outlast human hair

Opinions will differ greatly, but why?

There are many opinions on this subject throughout the net. Some of which are valid and others which are either biased due to product placement or just sheer ignorance. Many of the writers purport to be experts, but don’t show us their credentials.

Let’s start at the beginning. When Simon Forbes invented hair extensions he had two choices. Human hair or synthetic loose fibre. Neither suited his requirements.

Human Hair

Human hair was hardly an ethical issue, and certainly not sustainable, even going back forty years ago. Application required either glue or sewing of wefts. This was not good for the natural hair and scalp. Spots of glue would damage the natural hair and removing glue from the natural hair was even more damaging. Sewing wefts through the hair meant that extra pressure would be put on the follicles of the natural hair which in turn could result in traction alopecia. Either way, in simplistic terms this could leave the natural hair in a bad way, probably causing breakage and leading to bald patches.

Synthetic Fibre

Synthetic Fibre was far from realistic if you wanted to produce a natural-looking hairstyle. It was either very frizzy or poker straight with no body in it whatsoever. Neither did synthetic hair have the longevity required to give semi-permanent extensions.


So by default, he had to develop a new product that would produce natural-looking hairstyles, that didn’t require glue or sewing and that was an ethical and sustainable product. This is how Monofibre came about.

Once accepted that for hair extensions to become a serious service offered by professional hairdressers he then realised that his product should actually be better than human hair. Rarely had he come across a client who was truly happy with what grew out of their scalp. It was too fine, too thick, unmanageable, too straight, too curly, quite frankly the list goes on forever. Sounds familiar?

So he set about creating a product that would outperform human hair be more versatile and didn’t resemble the cheap tacky synthetics on the market. When Monofibre was finally developed he then was able to make comparisons and answer the above question.

The Key Takeaways:


Monofibre is far lighter then human hair meaning it is very comfortable to wear and much less tension on your own natural hair and scalp.

Monofibre is longer than human hair, up to 76cms, 30 inches.

Monofibre comes in two different textures to cater for all types of hair.

Monofibre colour does not fade as tinted hair does.

Monofibre is specially made for its purpose and is like the hair you’ve always wanted, soft, silky and smooth.

Monofibre produces volume to your hairstyle, unlike human hair

Monofibre is ethically produced and not someone else’s hair.

Monofibre, even though a state of the art quality product, it is as much as a quarter of the price of human hair.

Monofibre does not have a mind of its own and stays as you style it, even in the rain or shower.

Monofibre is non-porous so roots can be retouched without damaging it as the cuticles of human hair do.

Monofibre does not produce split ends as human hair does.

Monofibre is produced, rather than being someone else’s hair that has been cut off and chemically treated to colour it, and therefore has consistency in quality.

Nearly forty years on Simon Forbes has been proven right. Hair extensions are widely accepted throughout the globe. Opinions are rife as to the best product to use and the different applications. We have recently launched a new range of tape in extensions. This does not require the same skill of application but still allows the client to enjoy the benefits of Monofibre Nevertheless, with an understanding of the history and the thinking behind the invention of this superb service, it is up to individuals to make their own minds up.

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