Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Pre Shampoo Experience


I read about 3-4 hair blogs a day. I also subscribe to a ton of instagram  and face book pages that are in relation to hair. I’ve noticed that everyone of them, relaxed and natural, talk about the pre poo.
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What is pre poo? (Short for pre shampoo). Its when you apply conditioner or oil or both to your hair and scalp before shampooing to relieve stress from the wash. I must admit, I was skeptical at first. Wouldn't it just be washed out when I shampooed my hair? I’m glad my skepticism didn’t keep me from trying it.

I’m not a product junkie so I barely have products to choose from. Two things I do keep around are oils and  conditioner. I used some random Shea Butter conditioner and  Doo Grow stimulating growth oil. My scalp is ridiculously dry so I decided to use oil as well as conditioner. I mixed the two together and spread it evenly through out my hair. Also, I put additional oil on my scalp. I let this sit for 20 minutes. I shampooed my hair and towel dried. I must say, I’m a believer.  

PROS: My hair was softer than its ever been after a wash. I was able to comb through it with minimal hair loss. I WAS ABLE TO COMB THROUGH IT! My hair was shiny but not greasy or weighed down. My hair felt cleaner. My curl definition was on point. Did I mention I could comb through it?

CONS: Ain’t nobody got time fo that! Goodness! 20 extra minutes on top of what it already takes. But, it was worth it. I didn’t have deep condition for 15 minutes or take ten extra minutes combing it out.

I will for sure be adding this to my non existent hair routine. That’s right. I am the only natural person I know that does not have a routine. I don’t wrap my hair at night unless I twist it or wash it that night. I don’t twist my hair every night or re twist if I so happened to do a twist out. I don’t have a wash routine either. Maybe I will put myself on a hair regimen. Couldn’t hurt.

So,  what say you? Have you pre shampooed? If so, what do use and what’s your normal hair routine? Let’s discuss!

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10 comments:

  1. I'm going to try this out. This weekend is hair-washing weekend and I always dread it. I'll let you know if I see a difference! Thanks for the pre poo tip!

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    1. Great! Please let me know how it worked for you and stay tuned for some product reviews coming soon. Thanks for viewing!

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  2. I have been doing this about 4 times a month for years! I use aussie 3 minute miracle. Don't do it in shower though. I apply evenly then put on a shower cap & go about running after my kids for about 30 min. Then I shower washing it out then re-condition.

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    1. Thanks Krystina! Will you be doing this less now that you've done the big chop, or will you continue?

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  3. hmm K, I had to wash my hair yesterday & I figured I might as well try your pre-poo regimen. I decided to go with the oil option & I must say that I'm feeling quite Dark & Lovely today. So I'll give this a few more tries to make it official.
    'preciate it girl

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I also read that it stimulates your root and makes your hair grow. Keep us updated.

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  4. Just wanted to let you know I tried the pre-poo with coconut oil and I could definitely tell the difference. My hair was a lot easier to manage and less tangly :-)

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    1. Great! Yes, mine was also easier to work with. Thanks for the update!

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  5. Thanks for explaining what pre poo means never knew. You hair always looks great don't think I have ever seen you have a bad hair day.

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    1. Thanks! I just started doing it with every wash day and I must say, I see a huge difference!

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