Pre-Poo Treatment and Recipe!

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 Oil 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.  The Process
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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6 thoughts on “Pre-Poo Treatment and Recipe!

  1. For so long i have struggled with how crazy and wild my hair is i am fourteen now and i’m tired of applying tons of hair gel.these tips and this web site is truly a breakthrough,you guys and so many others going natural is finally making me accept my curls for what the are… i guess i just need to accept my curly best friends!

  2. I am so happy to hear that you are learning to love and understand your curls at such a young age. You will only benefit from your acceptance in the long run! We are here to help you in anyway we can. Good luck on your journey and keep us posted.

  3. I’m going to try this on Saturday night. I haven’t used mayonaisse since I was a cosmetology student in high school (many, many moons ago). It made my hair hard, but I hadn’t used anything to balance the protein with moisture. I can truly say that I didn’t actually learn HOW to take care of my hair and what it liked until I went natural 3 1/2 years ago.

  4. April let us know how it goes! And make sure you do a quick deep conditioner afterwards. I only left mine on for 5 minutes and it made all the difference! Good Luck!

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