Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It's All About the Pre-Poo..Boo!

My pre-poo products
I think my hair and pre-poo are boo's! They love each other and it shows. The pre-pooing makes my hair say Oh Baby! How do I know this? Cuz my hair told me. My hair is super soft, manageable and strong with the pre-poo and it cooperates perfectly through the entire wash experience.

If you don't know what a pre-poo is. It's the pre-treatment you give your hair before you wash it. You can either use a conditioner or oils or both. You apply to dry hair, sit under some heat for 30mins - 1 hour.

I do a pre-poo mix with an inexpensive conditioner, right now, I'm using Tresemme Naturals. I mix that with honey, coconut oil, olive oil and garlic water. I don't do exact measurements I just eyeball everything. It smells a bit weird but my hair loves it. I realized after reading the ingredients that the Tresemme Natural Conditioner has protein in it, which is why my hair seems so strong lately.

Here's the breakdown of each product of my pre-poo to give you an idea of where the love is:

Tresemme Vitamin A& C Natural Conditioner -- Patented formula enriched with Vitamins C & E along with a fortifying blend of plant derived extracts.

Honey -  Honey contains both fructose and glucose, natural sweeteners that nourish the hair. Honey also retains water and moisture, allowing it to hydrate hair while providing vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, manganese, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous and Vitamin B

Coconut Oil Using coconut oil as pre-shampoo treatment is better than using it post-wash. This is partly owing to the fact that coconut oil only seems to penetrate wet hair fibers.

Olive Oil olive oil can nourish, condition, and improve the strength and elasticity

Garlic Water - I buy minced garlic in a jar and take a tsp of the water and add to my pre-poo mix. Garlic is known to fight against shedding.

I've also pre-poo'd with just coconut oil and my hair also had great results--soft and well-moisturized.

I'm still learning this whole Hair Journey thang, but I will say that pre-pooing will ALWAYS be part of my regimen because of the benefits and results of how well my hair is doing. As I go further along in my HJ, I'm sure my ingredients will change but pre-pooing and my hair will never part.

This blog was one of  my go-to resources on learning about healthy hair practices. Check it out! She does a great break down of pre-pooing.

What's in your pre-poo?


NaturallyMe said...

I love pre-pooing also. I have not done so with a condition yet. i will try that at a later date. i love using coconut oil, olive oil and aloe vera juice for my pre-poo.

Cess B. said...

Me too! It will always be in my regimen. I gotta try aloe Vera juice sounds so yummy for the hair

NaturallyMe said...

Most def try it when you get a chance! aloe vera juice leaves your strands hydrated and soft!