This is an all encompassing hair challenge that illustrates the benefits of keeping a clean scalp, maintaining moisture and protecting the tips of your hair to avoid split ends.
This challenge will see your hair start to gain length as it proactively works to eradicate the causes of hair breakage. If you take up this challenge, expect to see a healthier scalp, less breakage and overall healthier hair.
The Back 2 Health Challenge has 4 stages:
1. Pre-Shampoo Conditioning Treatment (Pre-Poo) Stage
2. Shampoo Stage
3. Condition Stage (Deep and Protein)
4. Moisturising Stage
Duration: 3 months
Frequency: Wash hair weekly (at least)
Product: Natural Oils, Shampoo, Moisturising Conditioner, Protein Conditioner, Castor Oil Challenge Products
What results should you see?
Softer and more manageable hair
Less incidences of dandruff or dry scalp
Hair that grows
Step One: Pre-Poo Pre-pooing is a method of providing your hair with nourishment before you shampoo it. Shampoo strips the hair of its moisture leaving it dry, so pre-pooing works to help retain a little more moisture in your hair during the shampooing process.
How: Condense your hair with your preferred natural oil from root to tip. If you have problems with dandruff, massage that oil on your scalp as well.
30 min, 1 hour, overnight – Pre-poo your hair preferred carrier oil and cover with a in shower cap and wear your normal satin or silk head gear.
[I use my pre-pooing time to catch up on errands or rest]
Step Two: Shampoo Run your pre-pooed hair under the water for about two minutes, making sure to get it all wet.
Gently massage your shampoo onto your scalp, taking care not to clump your hair. Section your hair into parts (roughly) and perform a deep massage in each section, ensuring the shampoo touches every corner of your scalp. When you’re finished lathering it gently on your scalp, run water through your hair. This is the gentlest way to pick dirt up from the rest of your hair.
Most shampoos are really harsh and strip the oils that are required from your hair. Using the shampoo to clean your scalp mainly and then washing the rest of your hair with the rinsed out shampoo, helps to slightly decrease the harshness of the shampoo on the more delicate part of your hair – the middle and ends.
Step Three: Condition The conditioner should be concentrated on the driest part of your hair, which generally is around the ends. If you hair is really thirsty, mix your conditioner with a carrier oil [I love using Castor Care if my hair is extra dry.]. Put a shower cap on your head for 5 – 10 minutes while you shower. Then gently run water through your hair removing all traces of the conditioner.
Detangle using a wide toothed comb while still under running water or when hair is damp. Depending on your curl pattern, you may prefer to detangle while under the shower or after you finish. This entire process minimises hair breakage.
NOTE: Alternate between protein and moisturising conditioners. When you condition with protein, remember to immediately couple that with a moisturising conditioner that will help soften and detangle your hair.
Step Four: Moisturise When your hair is dry (air drying is the best), moisturise your hair. [There’s a routine that helps you out with this – Castor Oil Challenge I even have a video tutorial]
Phro’s Back to Health Challenge Results