> Find easy and amazing pre-poo recipes for natural hair in this post!

6 Pre-Poo Recipes for Natural Hair

Find easy and amazing pre-poo recipes for natural hair in this post!

What is Pre-Poo?

A pre-poo simply means pre-shampoo or before shampoo. It’s just like no ‘poo which means no shampoo. Anyway this is a method in your hair care routine where you first apply products to your hair then shampoo or wash your hair after about 15-30 minutes. The whole reason for pre-poo is to protect your hair and scalp from the harsh damages caused by the shampooing stage. By pre-pooing your hair, you’ll protect it from protein loss and stripping of its natural oils.

Pre-poo is no new concept either, believe it or not! The practice was first carried out by women from the Indian subcontinent. They massaged coconut oil on their scalps and hair length a few minutes before washing their hair. Coconut oil has actually been proven to protect hair strands from protein loss as well as keep hair cuticles healthy and shiny.

The best thing about pre-poo treatments is that they can be created right in your kitchen from edible ingredients! That’s right! Here at ilovesheabutter.com, we’re all for natural ingredients and DIY! So let’s get into mixtress mode with 6 of these pre-poo recipe for natural hair, shall we?!

6 Pre-Poo Recipes for Natural Hair

*Remember that you can adjust the ingredients according to your hair volume, thickness and length.

> Find easy and amazing pre-poo recipes for natural hair in this post!

1. Hair Protecting Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Treatment

Okay, as mentioned above, Indian women used coconut oil alone for their pre-poo. Now you can do this as well! Coconut oil protects hair from protein loss, which promotes stronger hair and prevents hair loss. It also stops water from filling up the hair strand and causing the hair cuticle to become rough. When the hair cuticles become rough, you know what it means – your hair will lose its natural shine. So a coconut oil pre-poo has a lot to offer for your hair!

Follow this article to see How to Do a Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Treatment for Your Hair Remember to only use 100% pure extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil.

2. Go-to Olive Oil Pre-Poo Treatment

If you’re averse to coconut oil for personal reasons or otherwise (I know some people are). Or if you find it makes your hair dry, use olive oil instead. I call it go-to because it’s so easy and quick to make. Here’s how:

What you need

Directions

Just warm up about 2-3 tbsp of olive oil (depending on your hair length/thickness) then add 1 tsp of raw honey. Mix them up then apply on your scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap then wash off after 30 minutes.

3. Silky Hair Coconut Milk Pre-Poo

Coconut milk is amazingly hydrating and soothing to the scalp as well! Here’s how to do a coconut milk pre poo:

What you need

Directions

  1. Puree the avocado flesh in the blender till smooth and lump-free.
  2. Now add ¼ to ½ cup of coconut milk (depending on your hair length/thickness), followed by the olive oil and raw honey. Add lavender oil for scent and hair conditioning properties.
  3. Blend till well combined.
  4. Apply the mixture on your hair and cover up with a shower cap.
  5. Wash off after 30 minutes.

4. Soft Curls Castor Oil Pre-Poo

Castor oil, in particular Jamaican Black Castor Oil has got to be part of any naturalistas product stash. It’s not only good for conditioning but also has excellent hair growth properties and anti-fungal powers for a healthy scalp.

What you need:

Directions:

  1. Mix everything together and apply on your scalp and hair.
  2. Cover with a shower cap.
  3. Wash off after 30 min.

5. Deep Conditioning Egg Pre-Poo

Egg is necessary for those with weak hair that falls out and breaks easily. That’s coz it contains protein and sufur – two minerals essential for healthy hair strands. Check out this deep conditioning egg pre-poo

What you need:

Directions:

  1. Blend together all the ingredients till well combined.
  2. Apply to your hair, cover with a plastic bag and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, rinse off with cold water and a sulfate-free natural shampoo.
  4. You can do this pre-poo once or twice a month and not more, because too much protein is not good for your hair. If your hair is extremely weak and thinning, do it once a week.

6. Luxurious Shealoe Pre-Poo for Hydrated Hair

This one is super luxurious – you simply must give it a go! And it smells simply breath-taking!

What you need:

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend away till you get a fluffy white cream.
  2. Apply on your hair, cover with a shower cap then wash off after an hour.
  3. Say hello to the most awesome looking and feeling hair ever!