… it was not an ordinary day in his life; his confidence shattered, and when that incident happened; he was just fifteen. A group of girls, eventually his classmates made fun of his shaved head, his lost pride, his dead dreams, and his broken confidence. He was one of the victims of hair fall in his early teens due to dandruff and itchy scalp. He shaved his head at least once in three months for his hair treatment; an Ayurveda treatment, where he was given nourishment to the hair pores, and they cleared the build-up due to damp scalp. The treatment sounded good, but in reality, he was only known for his shaved head. He lost his self-confidence, totally; he ran away hiding his face from everyone fearing that they might tease him again.
It was the time when Girls were crazy about Film Actor Madhavan (Maddy); his charm and hairstyle enchanted everyone. He also a fan of Madhavan, and all he wished was hairstyle like Madhavan but all he had was shaved head. Although he loved white coloured shirts, he hated to wear it; he had no other go, he had to wear torn white coloured half-hand shirts, as it was his uniform. After every interval break, he checked his shirt collar for falling hairs, and he had quickly dusted off, which irritated him a lot. In fact, he never dared or even dreamt of clicking his photographs.
He was poor, in fact very poor, but his life was not a sad tale, actually, he lived a tough life. He had two close friends in his school days; he shared his tears with them. In those tough days, they were his medicines to his sorrows. They made him smile for whatever he had achieved that day. He is a mathematics genius and he could solve any problems faster than 99% percent of his classmates. His parents realized that the treatment was not at all curing his hair problems; neither his problems solved nor he gained his self-confidence. He colourfully passed his public examination and he thought that was the end of his problems, but the shit followed.
Though he had a decent hairstyle, he was made fun of for his poor grammar, they way he spoke and for his short hairstyle during his college days. It was not his mistake; he studied in a Government School where English had to be read only from books, although he loved Wordsworth and his dream girl woken up his poetry talent, still he lacked in grammar, and he never bothered to correct because according to him English is a foreign language. He was known for his express speech; the cause of that behaviour was his brain-processed words faster than a normal brain would process! His short hairstyle, of course, the best he had in those days. He was helpless in all the above cases, still he had to pay a lot for it; his classmates mocked him whenever he spoke, some criticized it as blah blah. Some even pretended like the way the he dusted his shirt collar. There were days that he wanted to be removed even from his memories - painful memories.
He was a talkative person during his kindergarten days, and in his college days, he was known for his reserved and moody character. His life had changed just because of his major problem – hair problem. At a certain point of time, he had given up the habit of combing his hair, which was his favourite hobby during his primary school days. His close friend had cursed him many times; as he combed his hair staring at every car’s mirror he passed by. How a life had changed just because of one major problem in his life – hair problem, which was not at all considered as a serious problem during the start of twenty-first century, particularly in case of men.
It was early November 2007, when a bird flew through the window of a Software Engineer; his sister who was working as a Software Engineer happened to attend an introductory session of Dove, accidentally. She was given trial packs of dove, which changed his world for good. After the first few washes, his hair was smooth, though the dusty polluted Chennai atmosphere spoiled his happiness. After regular use of Dove, his hair fall problem reduced; his shirt collar was happy a bit! He also improved his communication skills and luckily, he got placed in Wipro through Campus Recruitments and his life started to move in positive direction.
He moved to Bangalore in 2009 due to job relocation, and luck favoured him. He lived very close to his office, which actually reduced his travel and exposure to Bangalore pollution and his hair fall reduced; his shirt collar was much happier than before and his heart too! He wrote in his new blog under a pen name, whenever he had time to scribble, without really minding about the grammar; it made him happy.
Dove new dandruff therapy did the trick for him; the awesome product of dove bettered his life. He got the confidence back he had lost in the last few years. He happily clicked his photographs when he roamed around the city with bothering about his shirt collar. And in mid of 2011, he was blessed with Dove Hair Fall Rescue, which made his life shinning, although he felt the scalp more itchy than before – one of the side effects of using it daily. Also, dove was listed as India’s 50 most trusted brands.
In late October 2011, Dove in association with IndiBlogger gave away gift hampers of their New Nourishing Oil Care. It helped him a lot: as the Vita-Oils made his hair smoother, shining and more beautiful than it ever was. He was the happiest person in the world, and he wished to write about his experience with dove, but his inferiority complex did not allow him to write, and he ended up writing a fiction about a newly married couple, which ultimately won hearts! He was about to get engaged, since his father fell ill, it was postponed at first and later called off. Probably, it was the testing period of his life and he indeed succeeded.
He shifted to London because of an onsite opportunity he was suggested for, which was the turning point of his pity life. He was appreciated many times for his efficiency and dedication in his work; also was able to cope up with the way they spoke, and the way he delivered the words, the luck and his talent glued very well! He was lucky to live in a pollution free environment and the dove did the rest – finally, he was able to wear his favourite white coloured shirts after a very long time without worrying about the shirt collar. He captured moments that he enjoyed; his photographs were uploaded on facebook! Even his matrimonial profile rocked! His life changed beautifully, and that was the end of all his inferiority complexes...! Dove nourished his life, because even for men, his pride, his self-confidence, his happiness and his first love is his hair!
He wrote in his diary – “and that was the end of all my hair problems! thank you,"
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|image courtesy : Someone is Special|
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Disclaimer: This is neither a promotional blog post for Dove nor a product review. This is a write-up revealing about an anonymous soul, whose life was question mark once upon a time, and now it is an exclamation mark! (His sweet and sour memories are being recorded, as he believes that someday, a special girl will walk into his life to colour his life beautifully, and he wants to tell her, what happened in his past!)
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