If not, it's very important that you make it Strong!
Pre-pooing is short for pre-shampooing. It's a treatment applied prior to
washing/shampooing and used on Dry hair. It usually consists of oils like coconut and/or conditioners, and should be applied at least 1 hour to overnight before the washing process. Did I mention that it should be done on dry hair? Ok, just checking to see if you're paying attention?
Most of your hair’s Biggest Issues are attributed to Not Pre-pooing! Ok, the cats out the bag. Now, pay very close attention! Do you suffer with excessive dryness, breakage, brittle ends, damaged rough-feeling hair or frizz? If you are experiencing any of these hair issues, it may be time to Up Your Pre-poo Game and incorporate or re-incorporate Pre-pooing into your regular wash day regimen.
Pre-pooing is performed to help the hair maintain necessary moisture during the wash process. Doing a Pre-poo conditions the cuticle and gets it prepared for the manipulation/combing to follow. Adding a conditioner to the Pre-poo mix like Apple Cleansing Co-Wash - Terra Veda Organix helps to re-hydrate, soften, elasticize, and prep the hair for detangling while reducing single strand knots which will aid in length retention. Using a penetrating oil like Coconut helps to prevent protein loss and is excellent for high porosity hair.
Here are other reasons you should Pre-poo your natural hair before washing.
*Coming out of a protective style to include twist, bantu knots, sets, wash & go's, braids and weaves.
Using a heat source is best when you Pre-poo; however, you can use double plastic cap with a beanie pulled over the caps to help the Pre-poo penetrate into the hair.
You can use your own DIY ingredients for your pre-poo or Mix:
2 tbsp of Coconut Oil
2 tbsp of Apple Cleansing Co-Wash - Terra Veda Organix
1 tbsp of Rescue Me Oil Rinse for dry natural hair - Terra Veda Organix
Section your dry hair into 4 or more sections
Detangle each section with a wide tooth comb I love Magic Star Jumbo Rake 5660 by Hercules Sagemann for detangling other than that I always use my fingers.
Spread the pre-poo over each section
Cover hair with a cap and sit under a hooded dryer if you choose then, rinse.
Now, you should be ready for the next step in your wash day regiment!
Is Your Pre-poo Game Strong? If so, what do you use?