Pre-Poo and detangle
If you go straight to the shower to wash your hair and your ends are just fine, then continue on with your current washing regimen. If you need more help with your wash day, consider pre-pooing and detangling.
Pre-poo means pre-shampoo. This treatment helps to detangle and condition your hair before beginning your washing regimen. For those who have trouble with detangling and have dry ends, there are lots of benefits of pre-pooing – reduces breakage, restores moisture, and makes the ends softer. To do a pre-poo treatment:
- While dry, separate your hair into 4 sections. Apply your conditioner or oil to each section as you detangle.
- Loosely clip each section and cover your hair with a plastic cap for 30 minutes to allow your hair to condition.
- Rinse your hair and begin your regular wash regimen.
When you deep condition your hair, the moisture is flooded back into your hair strands to keep your hair moisturized and very supple for healthy hair.
Usually, heat is needed for a deep conditioner*, especially if you have low porosity hair to open and penetrate the hair cuticles for lasting-moisturized results. Make sure to concentrate on the ends, as they are the oldest parts of your hair. Your hair will improve in hair elasticity, will feel much softer, will prevent breakage, and will be easier to manage.
Do you tend to wear your hair out a lot during the week? Do you allow your hair to rub against your collar or your trendy scarf? This could cause your ends to become very dry and to experience breakage! The ends of your hair are the most fragile and oldest parts of your hair. Protective styling will help retain your length and will allow your ends to be protected. You can keep your style either short-term (5-10 days) or long-term (4-8 weeks).
Choose styles that do not require too much manipulation nor combing in order to maintain the style’s duration. Ultimately, your goal is to do a style that will reduce damage to your ends. Although you love wearing your hair out, you may find a huge difference in the health of your ends.
When all else fails to revive your ends, trimming could be the answer. You can tell if you need a trim by just looking at your ends. Are they too frizzy, do they have single strand knots, and/or split ends? Do your ends lack curl definition (heat damage), and is your hair is very unmanageable?
If you do notice any damage to the ends of your hair, it may be best to trim your ends. After your trim you will notice that your hair has renewed life, you will not be disappointed.