It was so beautiful,It even had curls.*sighs in jealousy*.
I was fascinated.I touched it and it was so soft.
I asked her what the secret was and she said Coconut oil and vitamin E.
I was determined to get my hands on it.
When I told her all the supermarkets and malls in my town only stock vegetable oil and canola oil ,lol, I am sorta kidding.she asked me to go check Amigos ( a big Supermarket in Abuja) and I would be sure to get.
Now! My hair is hard abi should i say tough.. Even with relaxer, it still doesn't get soft.
I have being known to relax my hair one day, and then get asked the following day if/when I wanted to retouch my hair.
Going natural looks enticing but i can barely manage it with relaxer, i didn't want to imagine what its gonna be like without relaxer.
Now you can see why I was determined to get my hands on the coconut oil.
So on Friday, i left the office armed with my atm card and ignored my colleagues begging me to stay with them and off I went to Amigos. I didn't really have cash on me but I figured it's a big mall right
And Nigeria is going cashless,i can always use My atm card.
So I took a cab,and halfway there this heavy rain started.
I always carry an umbrella with me cos I hate rain on my body so I figured I was good.
I was wrong again.
You know the type of rain that defies umbrella. And enters into your pants? Yeah! That kind. It beat me silly even with the umbrella.
So I enter the Supermarket,locate the coconut oil,buy four as a precaution,add olive oil (not like we didn't have olive oil back home but I sha added it) ,add lots of macaroni (I looove macaroni) and some sweets. then I proceed to checkout.
"Aunty! Our POS no work oh!"
Kai! I looked at the heavy rain and then regretfully at the coconut oil. I had no choice.
By fire, By force, me and this coconut oil must return home together.
So I dropped the basket filled with the stuff i picked out with the cashier and went to my bank 3 buildings away to get some cash.
The rain was brutal! I wore a long gown so I was soaked, the dress was wet, mud was all over my legs. My shoes didn't escape.
But I kept imagining my soft hair. So I bore it.
I got to the ATM machine and withdrew the money.
Then went back to pay with some of the cash I got from the ATM.
It was still raining. So I come out of the Supermarket loaded with bags.
At this point,i am carrying a traveling bag(cos I left my friends place and intended to lodge in an hotel the night before I left), two supermarket bags filled with stuff, and my normal sisi shakara bag.
I looked into my wallet and discovered the Atm cardwas missing.
Shit!Maybe I forgot to remove it from the ATM machine,or it fell down.
I felt like crying!
I was already out of Amigos .I couldn't drop the bags there, walk down again in the rain,go check for the Atm card and come back for the bags.
So I carry all these bags and baggages, In the rain, and head back to the bank to check if it fell down.
The rain was worse. Plus me and the bags, underwear and hair, we were soaked.
Chai! The things one does for hair.
Of course the Atm wasn't still inside the machine,nor was it on the floor. I asked if anyone saw it and the answer was No.
At least I had the coconut oil.
My hair better become soft after I use it.
Photo Credits. Pixomar, Vlado.