By now we all know what Pre-poo is, but how do you incorporate it into your wash day? How do I create it and what am I supposed to do? Don’t worry, I got you covered sis .
How to Pre-Poo
You will start with dry hair, and you will separate your hair into 4-8 parts – I have thick hair and the front part of my hair has to be divided into 2 ( adjust the parting to your hair thickness & whats manageable to you). Going section by section you will apply your Pre-poo concoctions to your hair and use a wide tooth comb or your fingers to detangle & you going to make sure its well coated and twist that section of your hair.
You can leave the mixture for as long as you would like, but I recommend minimum 30 minutes to allow the nutrients to penetrate through the hair shaft. I also recommend using a plastic cap to trap the moisture in or use a hooded dryer.
Ways to Pre-Poo
Easily the best way to Pre-poo is overnight as it allows the hair to thoroughly absorb the nutrients and active properties of the conditioning method.
You can apply the mixture to the hair and twist, braid or bantu knot the hair to retain the moisture and keep hair from matting up, and put a plastic cap and tie it down with a scarf to ensure the plastic cap does not come out during sleep.
If you choose to do an Oil Pre-poo, I highly recommend using a plastic bag as you can tie it down to ensure it wont come out at night – the last thing you want is your your pillowcase and pillow to get stained ( I’ve been there too many times)
This is the fastest way to ensure your hair is absorbing all the nutrients in a short amount of time, you really only need 15-30 minutes. Heat allows the hair shaft to open up for easy penetration, improved moisture retention, it improves elasticity which reduces breakage and leaves hair extra smooth.
I recommend this for low porosity as heat allows the cuticle layers to open and lift and ensure the strands are nourished from within
Plastic Cap/plastic bag
This is the most practical way as it just requires a plastic cap. If you do not like overnight mask then I recommend doing this in the morning, to allow time for the Pre-poo to penetrate the hair.
Do not think that you have to sit there whilst Pre-Pooing, you could still get things done sis. Jazz up your look by wearing a turban/ head wrap on top of the plastic cap and running your errands – nobody will notice you have a plastic cap underneath & you will receive many compliments and looks. Yesss, Slay sis !
I recommend going on a walk, or even the gym or just working out at home as it will make your blood flow to the head and it will make your scalp increase temperature for faster absorption
I hope this post has helped you understand how you can Pre-Poo and make the most out of it. Please try a Pre-poo method, as it will change your life and you will never look back.
Have a good week Queen