Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Do you pre-poo?

Hey Kurlfriends,

I've been modifying my hair regimen and adding certain elements. One element is "the pre-poo". Pre-pooing has multiple benefits, and I want to share these with you as well as my own experience pre-pooing for the first time.

What is a pre-poo?

A pre-poo is the process of applying a conditioning treatment prior to your hair being shampooed or washed in efforts to provide additional moisture to your hair follicles.

What does pre-poo do for your hair?

When you pre-poo, it claims to do four things for hair. First, it can provide additional moisture to your tresses. A pre-poo can also keep you from "over cleaning", or stripping, your hair during the shampoo process. Often times, shampoos can be very drying, and pre-pooing combats this issue. Additionally, it can aid in alleviating tangled tresses and leave your hair ├╝ber soft and shiny. When I pre-pooed, I was amazed when I saw each one of these benefits on my own hair.

What are the best products for a pre-poo?

The best product to use truly depends on what conditioning treatment is best for your hair. You can use a store brought conditioner like VO5, Garnier, Tressemme Naturals, and the list goes on of other eligible conditioners or hair masques that can be used. You can also use oils like coconut, grapeseed, jojoba, or olive. Other suggestions are adding yogurt, bananas, or a humectant like honey to create a homeblend for a pre-poo. 

When I pre-pooed, I used coconut oil. My tresses had a nice amount of slip to finger detangle my hair before washing, and it also left my hair shiny and soft. My hair was extremely happy!

The Million Dollar Question: How do you pre-poo?
1. Gather all ingredients necessary for your pre-poo
2. Section your hair in at least 4 or more sections
3. Detangle each section
4. Apply your pre-poo over each section
5. Cover your hair with a plastic cap. You can intensify this step by sitting under a hooded dryer or jumping in the shower to let the steam do its thing under your plastic cap. It is recommended to leave your pre-poo on for 15-30 minutes. 
6. Rinse out your pre-poo and wash your hair as desired.

My resourceful self used a plastic bag from our local grocery store as my plastic cap. I also left my pre-poo in overnight, plastic bag and all! Just pure laziness on my part... Lol! But the result was hair that was soft as silk snd shinier than a new quarter! 

Question: Do you pre-poo? If so, what do you use? If not, would you be willing to try it? 

Until next time...
Be faith-filled, fearless, and fabulous,
Kurly Ken


  1. I use Garnier. But I'm running out and I haven't found anymore at Dollar Tree hehehe so I'll probably make something when I run out.

    1. Dollar Tree is one of the best places to score some conditioners to pre-poo with. If you don't mind sulfates, Dollar Tree has VO5, which provides excellent slip for the detangling process. I would probably mix the VO5 with oil to make a pre-poo mixture.

  2. Yes, I pre-poo my both my hair and my daughters hair. I usually use coconut oil but I plan on trying other oils this summer just to test the difference. I normally cowash after I prepoo and shampoo once a month. I have noticed a big difference in the moisture level of my hair since I added this process to my regimen. Great topic, can't wait to hear more.

    1. Moisture is key, especially in length retention. I plan on trying olive oil next time I pre-poo.

  3. Well now this is an interesting read!! I just learned something new

    1. Yay! Happy to see this article added something to your hair knowledge.

  4. Love it I am so behind but I'm going to try this...I need all the help i can get...lol

    1. Thanks! Try it and let me know how it works out!


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