Hello again ladies
Now this is a first, two posts in one day. I am super tied up for the next few days and decided to crack on with this blog post whilst I have the time.
My wash days always start the same way; with detangling and pre-pooing to before washing. Pre-pooing is simply a pre-shampoo treatment which helps to prepare and protect my hair during the washing process. Pre-pooing isn’t an essential part of a healthy hair regimen however it is a practice completed by many ladies on a health hair journey. There are some ladies however who also have success on their hair journey without pre-pooing. In my opinion the benefits are worth it especially because it is not too time consuming.
I hope to keep things short and sweet in this post. I will share the benefits of pre-pooing, examples of pre-poo formulas and methods of pre-pooing.
Benefits of Pre-Pooing
- Applying the pre-poo whilst detangling will lubricate your hair which will make removing the knots and tangles easier. It reduces breakage whilst detangling by softening the hair fibre and making it more elastic.
- It helps to soften dirt and debris on hair fibres so that it slides off easier during the washing process
- Helps reduce cracking and damage to the hair cuticles. When our hair is being washed, it absorbs water and expands/increases in size. After washing our hair returns to its normal size however when doing so the outer layer( the cuticle) can crack as our hair dries. Applying as a pre-poo can help to reduce how much our hair swells during washing and thereby reduce the risk of the cuticle cracking as our hair dries.
Pre-Poo Formulas – What Can You use to Pre-poo your hair
There are so many various concoctions used for pre-pooing by ladies the world over. It is not possible to list them all but will list a few options
Oils such as coconut, olive, almond oil, castor oil etc. can be used as a pre-poo. Some ladies use a combination of such oils. A few drops of essential oil can be added if preferred.
A light weight moisturising instant conditioner can also be used as a pre-poo. A little bit of oil can be added to the conditioner.
Honey Based Mixtures
Honey is also a popular pre-poo amongst ladies on a hair journey. Honey is usually mixed with some oil. Some ladies even use a mixture of honey, oils and conditioners.
Methods of Pre-Pooing
A little bit of your pre-poo can be added to your hair as you detangle it in sections. After detangling, you can keep your hair in sections and apply a generous amount of the pre-poo to your hair. You should then cover your hair with a conditioning cap and do either of the following
Leave your hair covered with the pre-poo for an hour or more before washing.
Leave your hair covered and apply heat for 15 minutes before moving on to washing.
Are you into pre-pooing? If yes please share your recipe with us.
The next post will be about oiling your scalp: should you or should you not oil your scalp. Hopefully my schedule will let me have that post up soon.
Happy hair journey ladies
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