What is Pre-Poo?


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.

Why Pre-poo?

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
  • Conditioners mixed with oils
  • Leave-in conditioners
  • Avocados (blend and strain first)
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Mayonnaise
  • Egg

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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    • 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 🙂

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