If you live in the neighbourhoods of Ang Mo Kio, Hougang or Woodlands, you might have come across the bright and bustling TwoHerbs.
From the outside, the salon that specialises in hair loss and other scalp treatments appears ubiquitous. But behind this unassuming brand is a love story that will melt hearts—particularly those of frazzled mums.
The year was 2011. Pamela Tan and Riff Lim, then 27-year-olds, had just tied the knot and welcomed their first child earthside. While it was a time of celebration, the couple were also saddled with the anxieties of being first-time parents.
“It was so long ago, but I can still feel the emotional rollercoaster I went through. I was depressed to be honest,” recalls Pamela. From breastfeeding difficulties to not being able to shower and wash her hair thoroughly due to confinement beliefs, the daily struggles took a toll.
“After confinement, we were trying hard to be perfect to our firstborn. I think I really gave myself too much stress, trying to be a baby whisperer, figuring out what he wants, how to make him sleep through the night and not cry,” she says.