Fast forward to May 2017 and life got the better of me. My work life balance went out the window. Now that I’ve taken a breather to centre myself, I am picking up my pre-peo routine once again.
Pre-poo (pre-shampoo) is the process of preparing your hair before you shampoo it, usually with a nourishing oil or a mixture of oil, conditioner and other yummy hair products that will strengthen and retain moisture in my hair.
How I pre-poo with coconut oil
- I place a container of coconut oil in a cup of hot water and let the oil melt and become warm.
- I part hair into sections and thoroughly apply oil from roots through to ends.
- I cover my hair with a plastic cap and leave the oil on for about an hour before I wash off with a shampoo, and continue with the rest of my wash day routine
As I am writing this I am happily sitting with a plastic cap on my head and hair smothered in coconut oil.
I also do the same with my Black Jamaican castor oil. I am yet to try a pre-poo with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, maybe i’ll give that a shot. Essentially I am using a hot oil treatment as a prepoo.
*Note to self: leave pre-poo in hair overnight and see if it makes a difference
*Also note to self: mix oil with a conditioner to pre-poo and figure out what my hair prefers
The benefit is that my hair is more hydrated, as it retains moisture as I wash it. Seeing as my hair feels overly dry and somewhat brittle, I am hoping more love and dedication will nurse it back to health.
Chat soon 🙂