When it comes to maintaining healthy hair, one of the best things you can do on wash day is a pre-poo. If you are a self-titled ‘ultimate kitchenista’ like I am, there is no way you would have tailored your hair care regimen without including pre-poo treatments.
A good pre-poo mixture sets the foundation for wash day by ensuring you get some sort of conditioning in before shampooing so you do not have to worry about dry straw-like hair once you finally rinse out that shampoo.
In case you don’t know what a pre-poo is, it’s simply a “pre-shampoo” treatment that you apply on your hair before you shampoo. The main benefits of pre-pooing are to prevent your hair from drying out too much, to help to add moisture to dry hair and to make detangling a lot easier. This is especially important if you use products with silicones which require you to use sulfate-containing shampoos regularly to rid your hair of buildup.
When it comes to being on a healthy hair journey things can seem a bit mundane since it’s the same old routine, especially if you have been meticulous about consistency. It makes sense to stick to what works but quite frankly, the process may seem a tad bit boring after you have been doing it for some time.
Pre-poos are a great area in your regimen to experiment without the potential for causing much damage if something does not work as intended. It is also a wonderful place to find new ingredients that you would never have thought of but leave your hair feeling like buttah!
Pre-poo recipes vary from the simple to the exotic and even the downright weird! If you are relaxed or natural and already love pre-pooing or you are just getting introduced to the process here are a few fun recipes you ought to give a whirl.
1. Olive Oil, Honey, Conditioner and Eggs Pre-poo
I would not do justice to this post without including this simple, no-nonsense recipe. This one can be considered your go-to recipe if you need a dash of protein with a side of moisture.
In a bowl mix one or two eggs, a tablespoon of honey*, two tablespoons of olive oil*, and enough conditioner to keep the mixture easy to spread. If you have fine hair or hair prone to breakage, a little protein weekly will do nothing but good things for your strands.
The honey*, oil, and conditioner are your moisture agents which balance out the recipe and makes this a very good all-round pre-poo. You don’t have to use a fancy conditioner here. Cheap ones like those found in dollar stores like V05 or Suave are perfect, you just need the conditioner to be moisture-based.
Andrea OnlyjuicesNberries Tookes says
Why waste vodka? Lol jp
Beezie Bady says
Carolyn Mercado says
I’ll skip on the vodka ! Something I won’t waste lol .
Sebrina Jackson says
The vodka works!
Jewelz Jew-Jew Saunders Cda says
Stasi Munn-Williams says
I need all that in the fridge!
Dishauna Kirksey says
Does that smell…?
Markisha Tingle says
Ok whoever said vodka has to be a lush!lol
Shannon ByAny Means says
If it isn’t Grey Goose or Belvedere, you may as well poor it on your hair….or down the sink.
Kayla Wilhelmina says
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Latasha Cannon says
Whitney Gordon, maybe this can help.
Latishia Re'nee Williams says
Lakesha Lewis Check this out!
Yenifer De la Cruz says
Wahahaaa misschien is de vodka voor als je haarmasker laat inwerken. .?
Beverly Robinson says
I agree with Shannon ❗❗
Lakesha Lewis says
I think the vodka is for you AFTER you finish doing your hair lol
Quana K. Mason says
Jerome Styles Sullivan says
Love the comments!
Nicole Hayes says
Nicole Williams-Howard… Vodka? Lol ok I get it… After adding all this stuff in my hair I will need a drink!! Lol lol
Nebronna Adams says
Sade Thickthighsalmondeyes Adams u make these
Nebronna Adams says
Lol us ladies will do ALOT for our hair, but waste our vodka on it? NOOOOO
Nicole Williams-Howard says
Nicole Hayes you would find this lol. Now don’t go and lick the drippings lol
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