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Hair care used to be so simple. Shampoo, conditioner, a couple of styling products, and you’re good to go. Now that natural hair care is a precise and sophisticated science, extra steps like “pre-pooing” are common. If you’re unsure whether you need to pre-poo your hair, how to pre-poo your hair, or what “pre-poo” even means – you’ve come to the right place.
Pre-poo is short for pre-shampoo. To pre-poo your hair, you apply nourishing products before you apply shampoo.
Pre-pooing can seriously improve the texture and health of your hair. If you do it on a regular basis, your hair will become noticeably softer and stronger. However, it’s not necessary to pre-poo every single time you wash your hair.
Think of pre-pooing as a way to take your hair from “normal” to “wow.”
There are two main reasons that people pre-poo.
You can go two ways: DIY or store-bought. Either way, a good pre-poo has moisturizing, natural ingredients, such as:
You can use your favorite deep conditioner or masque as a pre-poo, too.
If you’d like to buy a store-bought pre-poo, try the Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Pre-Shampoo Treatment. If you’d like to make your own, a simple combo of olive oil and all-natural aloe vera gel will do wonders.
Whatever you use, make sure to apply evenly from root to tip.
It’s best to let the pre-poo soak into your hair overnight. However, not all of us plan that far ahead! Even if you only apply pre-poo 15 minutes before washing your hair, you’ll still see some benefits.