Monday, 28 March 2016

What do you do when witches are eating your hair?

When I was in senior secondary school, I had a close friend who had a coin-sized patch at the left side of her head. That patch made her look very strange and weird, and she sometimes came late to school because she was having to attend one appointment or the other, in order to seek solution to her hair problems

One day, she confided in me and said they had seen a white garment pastor who said it was witches eating that part of her hair and anytime the hair tried to grow, witches would keep eating it.

She told me this in all seriousness, and so I took her very serious

But even at that age and exposure, I knew there was something a bit off about blaming witches for one’s hair loss. I mean, we have heard of witches drinking and sucking blood, and because of that wreaking havoc on human lives and hair, which I don’t even want to get into since this is not a religious or metaphysics blog.

But witches eating hair???

What exactly do they want to use the hair to do? How does the hair increase their power? It’s a different case if the seer said they were plucking it with their hands, so my friend could look unattractive to guys, and should affect her chances of marriage. But he said they were eating it. Oh puhleeaaassseee.

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Anyway, about a year or more later, the witches decided to stop eating my friend’s hair, and her scalp completely filled back up. Maybe they had done a lot of deliverance and anointing services, and the witches couldn’t resist the pastor’s powers anymore. And that was the end of the story.

Fast forward to this year, I suddenly remembered my friend, who is now a runway model, and I laughed. My career as a Holistic Practitioner of Trichology has exposed me to several cases of hair and scalp disorders.

So I began to replay the whole situation of my friend’s hair loss in 1997-1998. She had nothing more than Alopecia Areata. This is a form of here loss caused by an auto-immune disorder, where the body wrongly recognizes cells of part of the hair as harmful. And then, it begins to attack that area, and kill off all the cells, just like what chemotherapy is supposed to do to cancer cells.

Since it’s an auto-immune disorder, nothing can be done about it to treat it internally. In many cases, after a while, it corrects itself, and things go back to normal. The length of time it takes for it to correct itself varies from person to person. This condition, in many cases, is triggered by severe stress with a combination of other things.

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Of course, my friend and her family didn’t know this. They saw a very strange, inexplicable patch of her hair that wouldn’t fill up. They had no explanation for it, and the next thing was to resort to a white garment pastor who told them that witches had been eating her hair, thus sending them on a wild goose chase of anointing and deliverance. To be honest, I don’t blame them. We know that people fear what they don’t understand.

So the question now is… what do you do when witches are eating your hair? The answer is simple. Just see a trichologist!

Atilola Moronfolu (HPT) is a certfied hair care expert and a holistic practitioner of trichology certified and accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Mahogany Hair Revolution, Los Angeles, California. You can visit her Hair Clinic website by clicking here. To book a hair clinical appointment with Atilola in Lagos Nigeria, send a mail to hairconsult@africanaturalistas.com or call 07061141501.

26 comments :

  1. LMAO
    The title of this post got me.

    http://nappyhaired.com

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  2. I just can't...LMBO! The topic is too funny but with truth because the Greatest Book of all says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Some still lack hair knowledge Big time. Please let's epp ourselves, if you don't understand what's going on with your hair, ring atilola.

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    1. Lol. Thank you for the shoutout. We need to do the needful first before conducting mysteries.

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  3. Hope you know witches do eat hair but its comforting to know that asides the white garment's broom, a trichologist can also conduct the deliverance..

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    1. No o. I did not know witches eat hair. But one thing I know is this, they cannot eat my own hair. I have no doubt where I am seated... in heavenly places, with Christ Jesus, where all principalities and powers are under my feet. Oya, let them come and meet me there. I am waiting for them.

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    2. Witches eat hair?! Hahahahahahahahahahaha they must be jobless, then again they can't even dare smell the fragrance of my hair,to talk of eat. As GodsBabyGirl enough said!

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    1. To some people, it's not a 'Lol'ing matter o.

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  5. LOL! The title na die. Good one.
    Knowledge exposes naive beliefs. Like psychiatry and most of these 'spiritual attack' stories.

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    1. hahahahaha @ psychiatry
      arent they linked though?
      *thinking*

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    2. We have a long way to go in Nigeria, when it comes to mental health.

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  6. This alopecia beside a stress what else could be the trigger? I experience a terrible itch on my scalp and sometimes wake up with a small coin size bald area . after a while hair grows back. Doctors have not helped

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    1. Atilola please stroll in here and answer , preety please...
      #bye

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    2. I think too much dandruff can cause loss of hair as well as some skin disorders that affect the scalp.#justsaying

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    3. @ Chidiebere: Lol at stroll in here

      @ Lee: It is usually an auto-immune disorder, Alopecia areata specifically. Anything can trigger it, even sickness, hormonal imbalance, thyroid imbalance, medication, etc.

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  7. I sometimes experience a terrible itch and soon enough I find tiny reddish patches which result in a small bold patch . After a long period hair grows back. Doctors have not helped . Alopecia?

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  8. This alopecia beside a stress what else could be the trigger? I experience a terrible itch on my scalp and sometimes wake up with a small coin size bald area . after a while hair grows back. Doctors have not helped

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    1. AN can help. Just give her a ring.

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    2. @ Francisca: Lol, you are a case.

      I have answered her above sha.

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  9. My husband experienced this at a point. I totally believed it was stress. Took about a year if not more but it's all covered now.

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    1. Yeah, it happens like that a lot of times.

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