Saturday, February 11, 2012

Do you pre-poo?

I have always done a pre-poo treatments to my hair since I learnt of the benefits that it provides.  Pre-pooing is the process of applying oils and/or conditioners to your hair prior to shampooing it.  The shampoo process can strip your hair of much needed oils and by pre-pooing you are doing sort of a hot oil treatment to your hair to lock in moisture prior to washing your hair.  By maintaining moisture, it helps prevent your hair from breaking. It also helps in detangling the hair when it is applied while finger-comb your hair.

So how do I pre-poo...

  • Using a small bowl, I add about 2 tablespoons of Extra virgin Olive Oil to about 3 tablespoons of conditioner and mix well. In the past, I have used Suave Professional Sleek Conditioner for dry and frizzy hair. I have also used Lustrasilk Cholesterol Olive Oil.
  • Apply to sectioned hair
  • Cover hair with plastic cap
  • Leave on hair for as little as 15 mins or overnight. I usually leave the mixture on my hair overnight, making sure to cover my hair with my scarf.
Update: My new pre-poo method. Click here

Have you tried pre-pooing your hair? What do you use for the treatment?


  1. Good information. I have never heard of Pre-poo but it makes a lot of sense to me. I dont usually use shampoo and when i do, i use clarifying shampoo with less chemicals in it. I am going to give Pre-poo a try, I cant wait!

    Thanks for the info. Your site is very informative. Its my favorite site for getting great resources for my hair.

  2. @Buky: Thanks! I try my best to share any new information I find. Now that I see the benefits of pre-poo treatments, I do it for myself and my girls. We have seen great results. Please repost with your experience.