Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Pre-Poo Formula

I finally remembered to pre-poo for this week's wash day (yay!). Due to my hectic week, my intentions of braiding my hair every night (like I did last week) flew out the window. So my hair was quickly becoming a tangled mess. I decided to whip up a pre-poo with conditioner - something I'd never tried before. When I have remembered to pre-poo in the past, I've only used coconut oil, which was great, but it doesn't give me enough slip for a thorough finger-detangling. By using my moisturizing conditioner as the base to my pre-poo today, I was able to finger detangle much better.

What is a pre-poo? It is pre-conditioning your hair with moisturizing products (particularly oils) that can penetrate the hair shaft (like coconut oil) prior to washing your hair. To experience the best results, pre-poo the day before wash day.

Here's what I used to pre-poo today:
  • moisturizing conditioner (base)
  • castor oil
  • olive oil
  • apricot kernel oil
I didn't measure anything but just eye-balled it to make sure it wasn't too drippy. Then I sectioned my dry hair with my fingers and began applying the pre-poo starting at the ends. To prevent my hair from tangling again, I twisted up each section after I was done.

Once I worked all the pre-poo through my hair, I took out all the twists and pulled my hair into a high bun. I slapped on a headband and some earrings so I could run out to do a few things. And that was it! So simple. I hope I can incorporate this into my regimen. I'm so excited to see the results when I wash my hair tomorrow! :)

What do you use to pre-poo?


3 comments:

  1. When I see pictures like this, it totally makes me want to chop off my locs and grow natural! Your hair is so thick and GORGEOUS, I just want to eat it! (Is that weird? LOL, you know what I mean!)

    But I'll admit I had no idea what "pre-poo" meant, and as we're both Moms and "poo" often means something else, I clicked on this post with a little trepidation, LOL! I was like, "Oh, Lawd... what did Nyapoo do?" hehehehe.

    Great post and pics, Sissieloo!! xoxo

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  2. LOLOL!!! Thanks, Sissie!!! Oh, the wonderful little sayings and expressions of the natural hair world, lol!

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