CAN YOU TELL US SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HAIR FUEL AND YOUR EXPERIENCES THAT LED TO YOU CREATING THE PRODUCT?
The Hair Fuel is an all-natural hair growth mask, which I created out of my own struggle with hair growth. It started in my late teens as a result of a disasterous perm, which led to horrid hair loss and non-existent hair growth. Many products I’ve tried, focused on the lengths of the hair, rather than its root, which made little sense to me – why would I put anything-hair-growth on the lengths? This isn’t where the hair is growing from! So I started doing my own research: reading scientific publications, focusing on scalp and experimenting with various DIY recipes; which ultimately made me create ‘The Hair Fuel’ as it is right now. I also wanted to create something that I would feel working on my scalp – which since became one of its features. Our customers love the sensation of the mask on their scalp.
WHAT IMPACT DID THE HAIR LOSS HAVE ON YOUR LIFE?
I was extremely self-conscious. I just moved to a new country (England) where I wasn’t confident with the language, plus I was in my late teens – so the combination of both plummeted my confidence. My hair in a way became this project that I needed to complete. Only a decade later, did I read that bad hair days as a concept isn’t something that only exists in our heads, bad hair days have a real impact on our self-esteem and cognition. If only I knew then that my worries weren’t ungrounded, perhaps I would have been a lot more understanding towards the frustrations I had felt back then.