After about 3 weeks of carrying the same protective style without caring for my hair, my hair was already wailing and I could feel it. My heart would cringe at the thought of trying to take care of her. After a lot of procrastination, I decided to get her washed with lots of pampering. I then decided to start the pampering process by pre-pooing the hair with aloe vera.
Pre-poo was coined from two words: pre and shampoo. A pre-poo is any process done to the hair prior to washing. A pre-poo could also be a process in which you apply a conditioning treatment to the hair prior to shampooing or cowashing in order to add moisture to the follicles. A pre-poo has the following benefits
- It reduces breakage and shedding.
- It leaves the hair soft
- It makes detangling easier
- It helps to retain moisture and limits tangles.
I decided to pre-poo with the easiest thing to find which equally produces an amazing result; I used my aloe vera, water and oil.
How I prepooed
- I added grapeseed oil, coconut oil and castor in my bottle.
- Then I cut the aloe vera horizontally
- Then I sectioned my hair into 6 parts(section to the density and length of your hair)
- Then I applied the aloe vera first to my scalp and then worked it through my hair strands.
- I followed the process by spraying water to my hair strands for extra moisture.
- Lastly, I applied the oil combination to my hair strands.
- I then covered my hair with a shower cap for 30 minutes.
- Finally, I left my hair in Bantu knots.
My hair was super moisturized at the end of my washday, although I had particles left in my hair but then it melted in with time.
The pre-poo isn’t one hundred percent necessary, I mean this is the first time I’m doing this in almost two years and my hair is still healthy. But I’ll definitely include this process in my washday as often as possible. In order news, I did a length check and I’m so close to waist length.
What are your thoughts on the pre-poo process? Do you think it’s a waste of time? What have you used as pre-poo? Also, what’s your current hair length?