What Is A Pre Poo Treatment?
A pre poo treatment is an intensive conditioning formula that is used before the hair is washed. Pre-shampoo conditioning treatments are used to restore dry hair, as they are applied before washing, allowing the pre-poo to soak into the hair, conditioning deeply and intensely.
Pre shampoo conditioners are typically all natural, as they are created to be similar to sebum, the natural oil the scalp produces that keeps our own hair soft, manageable and shiny. You can learn more about the role of sebum in hair care here.
Who Can Use A Pre Shampoo Hair Treatment?
Pre-shampoo treatments are suitable for all hair types, including hair extensions. They are suitable for those that are looking for a more natural conditioner for their hair, those looking to improve the overall health and condition of their hair, and those with dry and damaged hair.
Pre-shampoo oil works by absorbing into the hair, much like our naturally produced sebum, helping to restore hair quality and improve shine and strength.
Overnight pre poo treatments have been used for centuries across the globe, and typically consist of natural and organic oils.
How To Pre Poo Your Hair
Pre shampoo hair treatments are rapidly growing in popularity, with many asking how to pre poo, or how to do a pre poo treatment in order to improve the quality of their natural hair or their 100% human hair extensions.
The best pre poo treatments to use are an oil pre poo, as we are looking to replicate the effects of sebum. The oils used for your pre shampoo treatment should be absorbent so that they can penetrate beneath the hair’s shaft, so it is very important you are using the right combination of products. Oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, and avocado oil have all been shown to have absorbent properties, and are perfect for a pre shampoo treatment.
Whether you are looking for a pre poo for natural hair, or a pre poo for hair extensions it doesn’t matter, as long as the oil is of a high quality and contains no chemicals or silicones.
Step By Step Guide To Using A Pre Poo Hair Treatment
Take one sachet and tear along the dotted line. By removing the corner you create an easy to pour, spout like shape.
Ensure your hair is DRY and brushed, and apply one sachet worth of treatment focusing on the tips of the hair and mid lengths. (If you are wearing hair extensions make sure you do not apply directly to the hair extension bonds).
Once applied, fold the corner to seal the sachet and put to one side (you will need this again later).
Secure your hair in a low ponytail or bun so that your hair is out of the way, and sleep with the treatment in over night.
The longer the treatment is applied, the better it can work, however if you do not have time to sleep with the product overnight, a 30-60min treatment will do just fine.
Wash your hair as normal with shampoo and conditioner, focusing on the mid length and ends to ensure all of the product is fully removed.
You can now dry and style your hair as usual, revealing nourished, soft, and protected hair.
Remember that packet you put to one side…once styled you can run your finger around the inside of the packet to collect any residue which can be used as a natural way to tame flyways, further protect your locks, and also apply some more of that delicious natural fragrance.
Hairapeutix Top Tip:
When using as a finished product, less is more, you will only want to use a very small amount for a lightweight finishing treatment. Covering just the tip of your finger and spreading this across your palms will do just fine.