Aphro Phro, also known as Phrophro, has a number of tried and tested hair challenges that one could take on in order to have the best hair possible. She refers to them as challenges because she wants to “challenge” you to replace your current hair care regime with something new for a short while and should you be happy with the results, you can adopt it permanently. I am going to look at one of the two I am currently undertaking. I have just completed my third week and already there is need to be excited. There are a variety of products and methods that others may use or swear by but I have seen amazing results of Phrophro’s techniques, on my friend and her pictures so being convinced I have decided to try them and will refer to them.
HAIR LINE CHALLENGE
I have never been a fan of micro thin braids because I do not have the patience to sit and have them done or take them out but I have still been unable to escape the receding hair line. It also runs in my maternal genes especially as one gets older, so I have decided to nip it in the bud. I know I am not alone when it comes to hair line issues. This season I am turning my back on torturing my hair and scalp so no braiding for me. Personally, I could live without the pain, seeing my scalp is extra sensitive. I have now embarked on Operation Beautiful Hair starting with restoring hair on my hair line. While hair loss along the hair line may be hereditary sometimes it is a result of tugging at it by having braids that are too thin or tight, tight pony tails, corn rows, weaves (especially the ones with the corn rows that are braided in a round pattern) and wigs. As much as wigs come in handy during bad hair days, everyday should not be a bad hair day. I am sure I am not the only one who has had her hair braided and when a braid falls out you look at it and think “oh no, it came out with my hair. Here comes baldness.”
The hair line challenge aims to grow your edges, temple or baby hair.
Phrophro says here’s how:
Castor oil and if you do not like it you may use vitamin E or coconut oil or Sulphur 8.
Duration: 2 months
lUse your tail comb to separate a small part of your hair, just at your edges
lLightly put some castor oil on your scalp and gently massage it in
lLightly smooth your newly moisturised hair back and gently tie a silk/satin scarf on your head
lDo this every night
lDo not stress your hairline out by pulling and tugging on it
lDo not brush your ends
lIf you have to manipulate it, be gentle
Use ingredients that have vitamin e, castor oil and peppermint oil
lAlways, always, always massage your scalp