As a child, back in Nigeria, I was used to always going to the salon to get my hair done. We trusted the hairdresser. So when I started schooling in London, it was the same, only I stopped using the homemade high quality products to nurture my hair in between salon visits.
And then the accident happened. I was taking out a sew-in hair extension and my already breaking hair just fell and fell until I could see my empty scalp. I was working in corporate at the time at one of the world's largest cosmetic company so naturally, I tried everything they had but nothing worked. I started reading ingredient lists religiously and googling endlessly into the night.
Enter Youtube (this was 12 years ago!) and the re-discovery of oils and herbs and I was obsessed!
As my hair grew back, I shared my growing knowledge and concoctions with family and friends and friends of friends who asked me to sell it to them.
And to cut a rather long story short, that was the inception of Equi Botanics.