Pre-poo or pre-shampooing is excellent for helping to grow and condition natural hair. Pre-pooing is basically prepping your hair to be washed as well as adding a little bit of extra conditioning to it before the shampoo and conditioner is added. Pre-pooing can aid in restoring, and strengthening hair as well as length retention. Here are 5 benefits of pre-pooing your natural hair.
1. Adds Shine
It is no secret that curly hair can lack shine. The natural oils our hair produces can take a longer time to travel down curly hair strands than straight hair causing natural hair to be more prone to dryness. Pre-poo treatments can help add moisture and shine to dry tendrils. Treatments that contain coconut oil are perfect for this because coconut oil is able to deeply penetrate the hair shaft locking in much needed moisture.
If you’ve recently taken down a protective style or your hair just needs a little extra detangling pre-pooing is a great idea! Pre-pooing can help loosen curls and make the detangling process much easier. Pre-poo treatments that contain flaxseed gel can help loosen tendrils easily allowing you to detangle far before the conditioning process.
3. Fights Breakage
Pre-pooing can help add the extra strength your hair is lacking. Avocado, coconut and almond oil help to strengthen strands alleviating excessive breakage.
4. Adds Protein
If your hair has been lacking protein lately a pre-poo will definitely help. Protein treatments help to not only add protein to your hair but also improve elasticity, and reconstruct the hair structure. Olive oil, mayonnaise and honey are a few ingredients to add to your pre-poo protein treatment for optimal results.
5. Makes Hair More Manageable
If styling your natural hair tends to be a struggle for you, a pre-poo can definitely fix that problem. Pre-poos help to ensure the hair is softer, detangled and overall easier to maintain. Olive oil is a great ingredient to add to your pre-poo for easier manageability.
Be sure to shampoo and condition with tgin’s Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo and Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner after you rinse out your pre-poo.
What is your favorite pre-poo?
Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician,makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago,residing in Los Angeles! Follow her on instagram @ashleyreneepoet