Back To Your Roots Scalp + Prewash-Normal

An intensive pre-wash treatment that helps restore balance to your scalp



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What it is: A creamy hair mask synergistically formulated with 25 nutrient-rich Indian Ayurvedic herbs, oils & flowers that holistically takes care of your entire hair ecosystem. An essential step 1 to build your healthiest hair. 

Why it’s special:

Delivers a super dose of nutrients to your hair roots so healthy hair can grow from the very beginning. Amla, turmeric & peppermint also help stimulate blood flow. Your roots get to really soak in all the goodness. Oil-balancing, antibacterial & antioxidant-rich ingredients  - shikakai, tea tree, and neem - clean and balance your scalp and help stimulate hair growth.


Nutritious, highly-penetrating oils soak into your strands to nourish from the inside, while lightweight oils create a protective shield around your strands to help fight water, product, heat & environmental damages.

Back To Your Roots Scalp + Prewash-Normal is an intensive prewash treatment that helps restore balance to your scalp. Feeds your follicles to stimulate hair growth, and nourishes and strengthens your strands. The prewash helps bring out your natural texture. From waves to curls and coils—while keeping strands hydrated, frizz-free, and nourishing them from the inside.

All SHAZ & KIKS products are color-safe and keratin-friendly. They do not use any drying alcohols, sulfates, phthalates, GMOs or parabens, and no synthetic fragrance or dyes. The natural fragrance notes are bergamot and orange peel, along with the natural smell of all of the herbs.  Product is never tested on animals.


Is this for my hair? — if your hair has one or more of these traits:

Water and other products quickly absorb into your hair. Your hair tends to break easily. Your hair tends to be frizzy or brittle, it doesn’t take much time for your hair to air dry, you might have a drier scalp.

This prewash has a powerful mix of high-penetrating and lightweight oils. Blended with nourishing Kokum Butter that will leave your hair ultra-soft and reduce frizz by keeping out an overabundance of water entering your strands.

We understand that you might have a mix of the 2 hair type categories (e.g. dry and fine hair) but prioritize what your biggest challenge is and pick your prewash accordingly.


The ingredients that make a difference


Commonly known as Indian soapberry, washnut, or ritha, is a species of tree in the family Sapindaceae. Can be used as a cleanser for hair, which has natural cleansing properties, and therefore the soapnut can be used as a cleanser for hair, and skin


Moringa oil works well when massaged into the scalp. It has anti-inflammatory properties to help with scalp scaling and moisturizes well. It has zinc that helps with keratin production, and this can help strengthen hair. On the hair strands, it acts as a protectant and moisturizer.


Prevents Hair Loss. Fenugreek contains lecithin, which acts as a natural emollient that conditions and moisturizes your scalp and hair deeply. Revives damaged hair. Fights dandruff. Controls scalp Inflammation and adds shine and soft texture. Prevents premature grey hair.

Full Ingredients List

Water, †Cetearyl Alcohol, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, †*Glycerin, †Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, †Behentrimonium Methosulfate, †Propanediol, Sapindus Mukurossi (Reetha) Peel Extract, Kaolin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis (Mint) Leaf Oil, Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Trigonella Foenum Graecum (Fenugreek) Seed Powder, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) Fruit Extract, Eclipta Prostrata (Bhingaraj) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein,Arnica Montana Flower Extract, *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, †Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Fruit Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Tocopherol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil , Gluconolactone, *Certified organic † Naturally derived

How to use it

Morning & Night

Start with dry hair. Scoop out prewash, and massage into your scalp. Take another scoop and work through your strands. Use as much as needed to coat your scalp and strands.

Shaz & Kiku's Tip's

Hang out for at least 20 minutes, but feel free to keep it on as long as you want. The longer it soaks in, the better!

Jazmin's Tip's

"Gave to my friend Lea and it has completely restored her bleached hair."

Why Shop At PWB?

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