What is a Pre-poo Treatment
Pre-Poo is just naturalist lingo for pre-shampoo. A Pre-Poo Treatment is when you apply a conditioning treatment to the hair prior to shampooing/washing so as to add moisture to the follicles. Before I jump right into the article I feel like I should explain something I have to come to understand about hair. Natural hair is like skin, what works for one person might not even come close to working for you.
You need to learn your hair, listen to it and work with it. Like I always say, natural hair can try you!! You could be giving it all it needs and it can still lift its middle finger right at you. It can try you in different ways, it could be brittle strands, dry scalp, thirsty roots, or shedding. While it is important to keep your wash-day game strong, Pre-Poo treatments are just as important.
Let’s face it, wash-day can be extremely stressful for you and your hair. depending on the length of your hair and your hair “struggles’ wash day can be stressful on your strands. Which is why Pre-Poo treatments are in my opinion a mane saver. Yes, it’s true that everything that 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.
I used to roll my eyes at the idea of pre-pooing until I tried it. Some parts of my head still suffer from the damage caused by bleaching. I bleached my hair about 6months ago and my hair tends to break when I am manipulating it. since I started my pre-poo treatments there is very little breakage on wash days. m hair seems to be getting stronger and stronger as the days go by.
Benefits of Pre-Poo Treatments
You’d be surprised at how necessary Pre-Poo is for your hair. Some of the major benefits include:
- Helps Detangle hair: It is super important to detangle your hair before washing to avoid losing excess hair during the process. Pre-shampoo makes hair incredibly manageable and ready for manipulation.
- Retains Moisture: If dry hair is your issue, Pre-shampoo is your solution. Pre-shampoo treatments are made with oils and other conditioners, it shields your hair from the dryness shampoo can bring.
- Pre-Poo Treatments create a barrier that allows your hair to retain the moisture it needs and also to draw in only what it needs.
For some of my favourite Pre-shampoo recipes, as well as my routine. Check out my new YouTube Video.