If you have dry, damaged, or chemically treated hair, you may notice that after washing, the dull appearance of your strands gets worse. This occurs because, while shampoo is crucial for maintaining a healthy and clean scalp, it can contribute to the dryness of the hair. Pre-poo can be a game-changer in your hair care routine by protecting the hair before washing it.
Pre-poo in the Washing Stage
Pre-poo, or pre-shampoo, is essentially a preparation for your hair before washing. It prevents natural oils from being stripped away with impurities, creating a protective layer along the length of the hair, where it tends to be drier. This technique also helps make the hair softer, aids in detangling, and, over time, strengthens the hair.
Shampoo is designed to clean the scalp, not the hair fiber. The length should only be cleaned with the excess shampoo foam, and rubbing the product on the tips should be avoided as it can overly dry the hair.
How to Pre-poo?
While there are various pre-poo products available, including masks, oils, and neutral conditioners, the key is to choose a product suitable for your hair type and needs. Kerotin's Nourishing Hair Oil, for example, can be used on all types of hair.
Step 1: With damp hair, separate it into sections and apply the chosen product to the length and ends, enveloping the strands.
Step 2: Leave it on the hair for about 30 minutes, then wash as usual with shampoo, conditioner, or mask.
Does Pre-poo Work for All Hair Types?
Although widely used by those with curly and coily hair, who often experience dry tips, anyone with fragile and damaged hair can benefit from the pre-poo technique, including those with straight hair. However, the technique is particularly recommended for those with chemically treated hair.
Curly Hair: Pre-poo is especially beneficial for maintaining definition and keeping oil on the ends, as they tend to be prone to dryness.
Coily Hair: The logic is similar for coily hair, but pre-poo is useful for recovering hair after the removal of protective styles such as box braids and dreads.
Bleached or Damaged Hair: For these types of hair, pre-poo aids in post-chemical recovery. For bleached or blonde hair, toning masks can also be added.
Enhance your pre-poo routine with Kerotin's Nourishing Hair Oil, specially formulated to nourish and protect your hair. This enriching oil is perfect for pre-pooing, creating a shield against dryness and leaving your hair healthier and more resilient. Check it out here and experience the transformation in your hair care ritual.