Do You Need To Prepoo If You Only Wash Your Hair Once A Month?

Cute African American using shampooIf you asked me that question and gave me only 2 seconds to answer it I would probably blurt out YES! After all I am a creature of habit and for me prepooing seems to be naturally the first step to any wash day especially since that is what I have practiced for years.

Now that we have the rushed answer, let me think about the question a bit more.

Frankly I have never gone a whole month without washing my hair even if I wore a protective style or had my hair flat ironed and needed it to last.

After about 2 weeks my hair starts to get greasy and dull which usually indicates that there is some buildup of some sort happening up there which means wash day is imminent.


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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Paris Muziclova Caldwell

Could this work on relaxed hair during a 6month stretch?

BlackHairInformation.com

Actually I wouldn’t usually recommend monthly washes for relaxed hair. It’s generally too porous so requires weekly washes.

Felicia Johnson

Just pre poo for the first time last night. Not sure of the result I twisted it and wearing it up right now

Tammy McGhee

Very interesting and helpful info. What can I do for slow growth on just one side edge from braids that previously wore that were too tight and pulled hair out? Been natural for two years and seeing some growth but still looking bald enough to use some sort of edge fill in.

Deonjanay Mrsmikejordan Young

How can I take care of my child hair that I stop put relaxer in

Jillian Gamble

Kayla Missme Spongekedude Zafinek Rhone cool z that’s what you told me

Cindy Paulette Winfield

I wld think so….

Coily Tresses
Coily Tresses

Hi, I am jus wondering, if I use products containing non-water soluble silicone, is it necessary to pree poo? Or is it jus a waste of precious oils? Thank you. This is my first time on your forum.

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Blackhairinformation

Good question. I suppose it depends really. If it’s after a week’s use of the silicone containing product, there will still be gaps where product can penetrate so it may still be beneficial to add some honey or other humectant to prepoo but if we are talking about 2-3 weeks of build up with non soluble silicones then really it would prolly be a waste of oils since nothing will be penetrating at that stage.