5 reasons why you should pre-poo
Pre-poo is a way to condition and moisturize your hair before you shampoo because shampoos are known to strip your hair of its natural oils.
Pre-poo conditions the hair so when you do shampoo, it’s not fully stripped of all its natural oils.
You can pre-poo with a lot of things. Some people pre-poo with oils, conditioners, honey, or a combination (click here for pre-poo recipes). I like to pre-poo with a combination of olive oil and coconut oil or avocado oil. The benefits are undeniable! The oils condition my hair, make detangling a breeze, reduce the amount of shedding and breakage during washing and leave my hair soft and fluffy!
According to Naturallycurly.com, these are the 5 reasons why you should incorporate pre-pooing into your routine:
Curls and waves are always in need of moisture – and a pre-poo treatment is sure to give us added, extra moisture when applied. Seasonal stress on hair such as heat, humidity, wind, salt water, etc. can leave curls extra dry. Adding a pre-poo treatment to hair helps to restore lost moisture.
2. Avoiding “over clean” hair
Though we all want our hair to be clean, sometimes, “squeaky” clean can be too much. Shampoos and other products can often strip the necessary oils that our curls need for shape, shine and definition. Pre-poo treatments help restore those oils and protect hair follicles.
3. Get the tangles out!
When using a pre-poo treatment, you can take care of detangling hair a lot easier than after it’s washed. Breakage occurs much more often with wet hair, than dry. Therefore, applying the pre-poo treatment and allowing it to sit on your hair for 15-30 minutes, will help detangle locks and lessen breakage.
4. Make the most of your conditioner
We often use our favourite conditioners a bit too much. So much so that after time, they start to not have as great as an effect as they had some time ago – because they lack a place to “hang on to.” As your hair is stripped of oils, the conditioner you follow up with will simply be washed away before it leaves you any benefits. A pre-poo treatment will allow your conditioner to find its place back in your regiment and treat your curls to more moisture.
5. Say “ahhhh”…
After a pre-poo treatment you should notice soft locks, shiny ones too. Your hair and scalp will be ever so grateful for helping restore some moisture and restorative oils that have been lacking. Making pre-poo a part of your regular routine will show great improvements to your hair’s texture and sheen.