Is pre poo part of your wash day regimen? I think pre poo should be our first wash day step, what do you think?
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Pre poo/ Pre shampoo is the process of applying conditioner/ oil treatment before shampooing to minimize the stripping of moisture & natural oils by shampoo and also leaves the hair soft and manageable.
Why pre poo?
Pre-poo is essential especially if your hair and scalp are super dry, hair tangles after shampooing, using a clarifying shampoo and feels squeaky clean after cleansing.
Benefits of pre pooing
- Eases the detangling process – using conditioners or oil with a good slip makes detangling easier.
- Minimizing the stripping effect of shampoo. If you’re using a clarifying shampoo, consider pre pooing to avoid stripping of moisture and natural oils.
- Restores moisture- dry hair? Well pre poo. Imagine how dry your hair would feel if you cleansed your dry hair. Pre-poo restores moisture back to your hair.
- Softens the hair- conditioners and oils lubricates, conditions, moisturizes & softens the hair making it easier to manage during and after cleansing.
- Improves the hair’s shine, health, growth and volume.
Pre-poo on dry or wet hair?
Well, this depends on you, I would say try both and find out which works best for you. Personally, when using a conditioner I spritz my hair with water until damp then apply the conditioner. With oils, I apply it on dry hair.
Lately, I’ve been using DIY coconut oil infused with rosemary and hibiscus. You can use instant conditioners, hair masks or oils to pre-poo. Popular pre poos;
- Coconut and olive oils.
- Instant conditioners & deep moisturizing conditioners/ hair mask
- DIY oil blends
- DIY Aloe vera gel
- DIY Avocado & Banana mask
If you’re not into DIY pre-poo, check out these products;
- Dr. Miracle’s Strong & Healthy Detangling Pre-Shampoo Treatment
- Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Ultra Shield Pre-Shampoo Treatment
- Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Pre- Shampoo Treatment.
- African Pride Moisture Miracle Aloe & Coconut water Pre Shampoo
- Keracare Pre Poo Conditioner
Conditioners or oils, which is more effective?
I prefer oils to conditioners because they are more effective. My hair feels soft and manageable unlike when I use conditioners. Sometimes I experience squeaky clean hair after using conditioners. I would like to know which works best for you?
Pre-poo overnight or Nah?
This is also a personal choice. How long I keep my pre-poo products depends on how dirty my hair is, time and the product I’m using.
I use instant conditioners on instances when my hair feels dirty/ lots of build up and when sis has a few hours to work with. Oils are my favs and I do pre poo overnight when using oils. Do you pre-poo overnight or nah?
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Do you pre-poo? If no, why not?