What is Pre-pooing?
Pre-pooing is a pre-shampoo treatment, which is applied to the
hair and scalp, left on for a period of time and then shampooed out. Many ladies use heated oils.
Benefits of Pre-pooing
Pre-pooing helps protect our hair from the harsh shampooing process. Most of the buildup we are trying to remove lies on our scalp,
not our hair therefore our
hair really only needs the conditioning aspect of the washing process. Using
an oil to pre-poo helps provide a barrier between the hair and
the harsh detergents in the shampoo.
Pre-poos also conditions the hair very well. After Pro-pooing, you will notice how soft and well moisturized your hair will be.
How to pre-poo?
You can use Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil or Alma Oil to pre-poo. While I was relaxed I used Coconut Oil, because it is proven to prevent protein loss during the shampooing process. Now that I am natural, I use Olive Oil and it makes my hair super soft and easy to manage.
I heat the oil of my choice for 20 seconds and apply it to my hair and scalp. I use a lot to ensure that all my hair will receive the treatment. Once I have applied the oil to my hair, I put on a plastic cap for 30 minutes to an hour.