Pre pooing (pre poo)

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What is a Pre poo?

Many naturals ask. I remember not knowing what a pre poo was, despite hearing it over and again on so many you tube videos. Only until I went natural did I research on pre pooing. Well, today I will share more about what a pre poo is and how to go about pre pooing.

Pre poo is a short form of the word, pre- shampooing. This is what one needs to do to their hair before shampooing to help retain length, help in manageability, improve shine and promote healthy looking hair.

By this I mean that one will have to soak their unwashed hair with oils and unlike a Hot oil treatment, one applies the oils of preference onto the length of the hair before shampooing. Though for others they tend to apply on both the length of their hair as well as their scalp. Whichever one that works for you, go for it.

The procedure is pretty simple. All you need is to mix two or more oils of your preference in a small bowl. For instance coconut oil and olive oil  mixture. Section off your hair for better oil penetration. Apply the oil mixture on all the sectioned parts of hair.

Cover the hair in a shower cap. Here one can allow the oils to sit in for like an hour or you can chose to go to bed and allow the oils work their magic overnight.

I recommend for you to sleep in the oils then shampoo and condition your hair in the morning. You will sure notice the change in your hair, after a a consistent routine.

These oils could include extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil among many others depending on your preference and how well the oils respond to your hair. For example, those with extra dry hair could make the coconut oil their hair’s best friend. This is because coconut oil is known to provide intense moisture to dry hair. Try your best to use the natural form of these oils because some of the labelled hot oil treatments contain some products that are not friendly to your natural hair.

You could also decide to add products such as a mixture of natural yoghurt, honey and banana, among others. Will hopefully share more as time passes.

Benefits of pre pooing includes: Enhances shine, helps in the manageability,helps maintain length, promote hair growth especially if one decides to massage the oils on their scalp. I personally do a mixture of olive oil and coconut oil and it works well for my 4b-4c type of hair.

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