What is Pre-Poo?
Pre poo is the act of or the product that used before shampooing. This product, usually made from essential oils and conditioners ensures that your hair will remain moisturized even after shampooing. Pre-pooing overnight is a great way to prevent our hair from being stripped of it’s moisture after the cleansing process.
Types of Pre Poo
Prepoo can be any number of hair products that you know condition your hair. My favorites are:
Jojoba oil (For finer curls)
Coconut Oil (For thicker curls)
Hello Hydration Herbal Essence Conditioner
Carol’s Daughter’s Hair Elixir
Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment
My Home Recipe
At Home Prepoo Recipe:
4 TBSP of Mayo
Mayo has been considered a great way to condition hair since the 1950’s. Mayo’s secret weapon is egg yolk. The protein from the egg yolk replenishes the cracks in our hair shaft. This creates a smoother surface for shinier and an overall healthier head of hair.
2 TBSP of Unrefined Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey is full of nature’s extraordinary healing properties. It’s been known to treat eczema, ringworm, infected wounds, arthritis and wrinkles. It also makes for a great facial because of it’s anti-bacterial activities.
1/2 TBSP of Jojoba Oi
l or Coconut Oil
Jojoba is a botanical extract of the seed of the jojoba tree. It is colorless, odorless, non greasy and homogeneous with the natural sebum of the skin. Additionally, it forms a protective, moisturizing layer over the skin, hair and scalp that is completely breathable and porous.
Coconut oil is known to help minimize the protein loss in our hair. It can also easily penetrate our hair shaft and lock in moisture since it is not easily broken down. Plus it is cheap!
2 TBSP of Rosemary Infused Water
Rosemary is used to combat of hair loss, stimulate new growth, strengthen hair roots, eliminate dandruff, and clean the scalp and hair of impurities.
Begin by combining 2 cups of water and dry or fresh rosemary. Bring to a boil.
Combine the 2 Tbsp of Unrefined Manuka Honey and 4 Tbsp Mayo in a bowl.
Add 2 Tbsp of the rosemary infused water. You can strain it or it not. Either one is fine.
Mix the contents of the bowl until it’s brown in color.
Add 1/2 Tbsp of Jojoba Oil.
Apply the mixture to hair until your entire head is glossed.
Cover and go to sleep. Save any excess prepoo and rosemary infused water and store in your refrigerator. The water will come in handy in the morning. After shampooing, rinse hair with the rosemary water for added moisture.
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