Well, you might ask, what is pre 'pooing (cause it sounds kinda nasty!). Pre 'pooing is applying anything to your hair and scalp, prior to shampooing, to protect them from the drying effect of shampoo. Think of it like this (preface; this is Shika's wonky interpretation... it is not scientifically proven!!!): the shampoo's job is to strip while it cleanses... if you have added moisture to your hair and scalp, the shampoo will strip away the added moisture but not ALL the moisture... if that makes sense! Basically, the pre 'poo puts more moisture in your hair so that when the shampoo is doing it's job, it won't completely strip your hair in the process... kind of why we pre-treat our relaxed ends prior to a touch up... Haha (I guess this is why magazines like Essence say that you shouldn't trust bloggers/vloggers!!)
Anyway, the final result of a pre 'poo should be non-stripped, dried out hair POST 'poo!
Personally, I have a pretty firm pre 'poo process:
|First I oil and massage my scalp using a carrier oil (in this|
picture it was castor oil) infused with essential oils.
|Then I saturate the length of my hair with a "cheapie"|
conditioner and "seal" it with any oil I choose.
How do you pre 'poo??
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