I started pre-poo six months after I big chopped. This is because my hair grew and it started getting drier and frizzier.
Since that time I’ve never stopped pre-pooing. This is because it works. After pre-pooing and shampooing, my hair is soft and shiny. I also love applying excessive amount of pre-poo and running my fingers through my hair and detangling the strands. When you detangle your hair under the shower there is more breakage.
So what is pre-poo?
Pre-poo is short for pre-shampoo treatment. It is simply the adding of moisturizing products on to the strands of your hair before you shampoo.
Shampoos can be harsh on your hair but sometimes you need to shampoo your scalp to remove product buildup. Product buildup can stop hair from growing. The pre-poo will protect from drying out.
What products you can use pre-poo?
There are a wide variety of products to use to pre-poo. It will depend on cost, how creative you want to get and what makes your hair happy. Naturalistas can pre-poo with
- Commercial pre-poo products on the market
- Conditioners mixed with oils
- Leave-in conditioners
- Avocados (blend and strain first)
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
I pre-poo with a warm mixture of coconut oil and honey or conditioner that is mixed with oil.
How do you pre-poo?
- Set up your products
- Wear an old t-shirt. It could get messy-depending on the product you are using.
- Use a water bath to warm the product. When pre-poo is warm it opens the hair shaft and allows more moisture penetration.
- Start by separating into 4 sections or more. This is where butterfly clips come in handy.
- Apply your pre-poo in individual sections.
- Detangle with fingers or a brush.
- Put on a shower cap.
- Give the pre-poo time to penetrate your hair shafts…10 mins at least.
- Shampoo after.
If you follow these steps, no matter what shampoo you use, your hair will be soft, moist and clean.
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Do you think a pre-poo would be effective with raw shea butter?
yes…although i wouldnt put too much because it is a thick butter. warm it and add a tablespoon of oil to keep it slick and detangle 🙂