YOUR HAIR YOUR CROWN
Long, full and naturally curly black hair is a heritage that has been passed down my maternal lineage for generations.
My natural hair was something I loved to show off. It always made me feel great when I overheard people arguing in whispers behind me if the hair on my head was mine or not. Some would rudely tug at my hair or touch it just to confirm, some would politely ask my permission to touch and others would just ask point blank, “is this your hair?” I always answered in the affirmative with a smile.
The first time I can remember getting a haircut, my big brothers convinced me that I would enjoy the sensation when I poured water on my head while taking a bath and that I did not need to endure pain in the hands of those getting my hair done. It sounded so good, so I sat down for the barber to give me a ‘BJ’ haircut. Well, I enjoyed it and within the space of three years, my hair grew back to it’s original length.
I continued the trend of cutting and regrowing my hair intermittently through the years and there were no concerns.
However, after I had my first baby, I noticed quite disturbingly that I had a receding hairline. I decided to cut my hair against my hair dresser’s advice at that time because I did not notice any improvements after adhering to her hair treatment plan. To my chagrin, my hair line wasn’t restored when my hair started growing back.
Overtime, I spent a lot of money trying various hair treatment plans, using different types of hair products, some claiming to be “natural” but nothing changed. I then resigned my self to the fact that I would have to live with my hair that way. I started dyeing my hair to any colour of choice and changing hair styles at will, I could get my hair done in the morning and by evening decide I didn’t like it anymore and fix another style the next day, I later realized that I was only adding to the problem.
It was time for a drastic change in my looks. I decided to join the ‘team natural’. I got another hair cut, dyed my hair wine colour and had it in locs after a while. The problem of the receding hairline persisted.
One beautiful Monday morning, while we were having a meeting with our MD at the office, she noticed my hair line because I had my locs packed into a heap and she graciously gave me a gift of Avila Hair Volume Oil, a product of Avila Natural, containing ginseng and 25 natural plants.
I gave it a trial right away, after all as we say in Naija “who no like awoof?” Well, this ‘awoof’ has given me hope again because after about thirteen years of trying and giving up, I finally noticed some improvements in my hair line just within five days of consistently applying Avila Natural’s Hair Volume Oil twice daily. I am so excited and I am certain that by the time I am done applying all the content of the 100ml bottle, my front hairline will be completely restored.
I’ll definitely keep you posted.
Avila truly cares.