#LONGHAIRDONTCARE CHALLENGE

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The official #longhairdontcarechallenge regimen!

Join us as we go on a 60-day hair journey to strengthen, revitalize, grow and thicken our hair using all natural Ayurvedic ingredients. 

FULL BELLE BAR VERSION

Week 1

STEP #1 - PRE-POO

on wash day or the night before

  1. Spritz hair with water
  2. Section and pin hair into 6 twists
  3. Apply 1-2 squirts of the dropper The Onion & Garlic Thickening Ayurvedic Herbs Hair Oil in your scalp working your way down the length of your hair per section.
  4. With fingertips or massager, starting from the scalp down to the length of the hair, massage for 30 seconds and re-pin
  5. Cover your head with a plastic cap
  6. Leave in for minimum of 30 minutes or leave overnight
  7. Use a hair scarf to tie your hair overnight

Tip: Sit under dryer for 20 mins for added or deeper penetration.. Saturate ends of hair to help with split ends. Hair with Low porosity should def sit underneath heat to really open up the hair shaft.

STEP #2 - CLEANSER

  1. With hair still in sections apply The Hibiscus & Black Soap Moisturizing Hair Cleanser
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of cleanser paste into an 8 oz applicator bottle
  3. Fill the bottle with warm water to the top  
  4. Shake the bottle until the cleanser is melted
  5. Un-twist hair one section at a time
  6. Apply soapy water directly onto hair from scalp to ends in a combing method.
  7. With fingertips gentle massage scalp and hair adding more soapy water as needed, until you build a good lather
  8. Rinse cleanser completely out of your hair
  9. Using a t-shirt squeeze excess water out of your hair

Tip: Depending on the length and thickness of your hair you may have to rinse 3-4 times. Do not apply cleanser straight from the jar and directly on hair it will get stuck in your tresses and take longer to wash out. Always melt the cleanser with warm water first. To prevent tangles, work from ends of hair up to scalp. Use an old t-shirt to dry your hair, it prevents breakage.

STEP #3 - DEEP CONDITION

 

    1. In bowl mix 1-2 teaspoon of your Henna or Cassia Strengthening Hair Gloss
    2. Add 3 tablespoons of warm water or Aloe Vera Juice to mixture to help unfold benefits quicker
    3. Mix the water and the hair mask together and press out all of the lumps.
    4. Add 1 Cup of your favorite moisturizing conditioner and or 1 cup of your blended fresh ingredient ( Aloe Leaf gel, Okra or Flaxseed creates super slip). You can also use Pumpkin, Banana or Avocado.
    5. Mix, press out or blend well to a consistency of baby food and strain
    6. Section and pin hair in 6 twist
    7. Apply mix on your hair all the way down to the ends
    8. Comb with wide tooth comb or fingers from ends to scalp
    9. Leave in for minimum 1 hour
    10. Cover your head with a plastic cap
  • Once again Sit under a hair dryer for at least 20 minutes for deeper penetration.
  1. Co wash hair 2-3 times with conditioner using cool water to make sure all ingredients are out of your hair
  2. Use an old t-shirt to squeeze excess water out of your hair
  3. Apply Leave in conditioner

Tip: Henna and Cassia are strengthening protein hair treatment. Use every other week to maintain strong strands. Using ever weak can add too much strength and can cause hair to lose elasticity and become prone to breakage. If you are experiencing overload, stop using the henna treatment, use a moisturizing treatment every week until your hair feels balanced again.

Henna will leave a reddish hue to hair overtime. Cassia will leave a yellowish hair to silver/white strands overtime.

For extra slip - If you use a fresh ingredient remember to blend and strain it using a cheesecloth to prevent bits and pieces from getting in your hair.  

  • Boil okra or flaxseed to release slip, then strain.
  • Aloe creates awesome slip when you cut and scoop out the gel inside the leaf and blend then strain.  

STEP #4 - TEA RINSE/ CURL REFRESHER

  1. Brew 1- 2 teaspoons of  Green Tea Length Strengthening Tea in provided teabag, in 1 cup of water
  2. Let the tea cool for at least an hour. I would start brewing before you start your wash, that way you do not have to wait.
  3. Take your tea water and put it in a spray bottle. Squeeze the tea bag to get any final goodies out.
  4. Use a spray bottle to saturate hair with tea
  5. Can also be used to mist hair to set braid outs or twist outs .
  6. Add to deep condition hair mask to for extra strength.  
  7. As a curl refresher, spritz 3x a week on scalp and length of hair

Tip: Steep tea overnight for added benefits. As a leave-in help reduce breakage.  Brew a new batch of tea water every week., and  KEEP THE SPRAY BOTTLE IN THE REFRIGERATOR. THERE ARE NO PRESERVATIVES SO THE SHELF LIFE IS VERY SHORT.

The tea rinse can be used in three ways...

  • Can also be used to mist hair to set braid outs or twist outs .
  • Add to deep condition hair mask to for extra strength.   
  • As a curl refresher, spritz 3x a week on scalp and length of hair

STEP #5 - MOISTURE AND SEAL

  1. Section damp hair in 6 twist
  2. Apply leave-in conditioner
  3. Apply 2-3 droppers of Onion & Garlic Thickening Ayurvedic Herbs Hair Oil from scalp to ends of hair. 1 teaspoon for your entire hair
  4. Seal with your favorite hair butter (Belle Bar’s Argan Oil Shine & Moisture Hair Butter, or Mango Butter, Shea Butter etc..)
  5. Gently massage for 3 minutes

STEP #6 - STYLE AS USUAL

During a challenge, Low manipulation styles like buns and twists, pinned up or back styles, head wraps are awesome to protect hair. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR EDGES! Don’t slick back too much!

THE REST OF THE MONTH

Week 2

FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS FROM WEEK #1 EXCEPT USE A MOISTURIZING DEEP CONDITIONER INSTEAD OF A STRENGTHENING DEEP CONDITIONER.

  • Ultra Nourishing Guacamole Hair Mask - Great for extremely parched strands and high porosity hair
  • Restorative Hibiscus Hair Mask - Great if you're also experiencing hair damage
  • Intense Regeneration Fenugreek Hair Mask - Great for helping promote hair growth while adding moisture

 

Week 3

FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS FROM WEEK #1

 

Week 4

FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS FROM WEEK #2

REPEAT ALL OVER AGAIN FOR MONTH #2

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