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put on your hair before a shampoo will be washed away. It may be hard to
see the point of doing this step in the first place. Let’s remember
that the process of washing the hair can be very stressful on the hair,
especially if you are still using a sulfate shampoo. In fact, there
tends to be a ton of manipulation during the washing, deep conditioning
and styling routine. Doing a pre-poo conditions the cuticle and gets it
prepared for the manipulation to follow.
Which products are best for a pre-poo?
you use as a pre-poo is solely up to you. I enjoy using a protein
conditioner/treatment as a pre-poo if I know that I will be deep
conditioning with a moisturizing treatment. In general, oils and humectants such as honey and conditioners are all great options for
pre-poos. Choose according to what your hair needs and craves in order
to get the most out of your pre-poo.
How to do a pre-poo:
- Gather your ingredients for your pre-poo
- Section your dry hair into 4 or more sections
- De-tangle each section with a wide tooth comb
- Spread your choice of pre-poo over each section
- Cover hair with a conditioning cap and sit under a hooded dryer if you choose
Doing a pre-poo will give your hair that fighting chance it needs to withstand further manipulation on wash day.
Oh and for the record, this is now ‘greasy ass bun’, day 2. I have absolutely no intentions of washing and styling today, at the most, I may add another layer of coconut oil! Tomorrow, yeah… tomorrow is wash day 🙂
This article was originally published on October 2012 and has been updated for grammar and clarity.