This is an all encompassing hair challenge that increases your understanding on 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 healthier hair.
The Back 2 Health Challenge has 4 parts to it:
1. Pre-Shampoo Conditioning Treatment (Pre-Poo) Stage
2. Shampoo Stage
3. Condition Stage (Deep and Protein)
4. Moisturising (Castor Oil Regime)
Duration: 3 months
Frequency: Wash hair weekly (at least)
Product: Natural Oils, Shampoo, Moisture 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 moisture 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 – Pre-poo your hair half an hour before you shampoo. Cover your hair in a shower cap and place a hot damp towel over it.
1 hour – Pre-poo your hair with a preferred natural oil and cover with a shower cap
Overnight – Pre-poo your hair with preferred natural oil (only – as conditioner will be too extreme as an overnight treatment). Place in shower cap and wear your normal satin or silk head gear.
Products to use: Olive Oil, Amla Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil or any moisture enriching conditioner.
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 natural oil. 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. Gently detangle using a wide toothed comb while still under running water. This 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 using the Castor Oil Regime in the following way.
Click here to see how I do it.
Phro’s Back 2 Health Challenge Results