|Getting ready to Pre-Poo with
After recently purchasing extra virgin coconut oil for the first time in ages, I have been on the huntpatchouli85 on Youtube. Fast forward to this month where my hair is longer but in need of repair. I have already been experiencing dryness and breakage so I can’t afford to make any more mistakes.
for more information on how to use it. Years ago, I used the oil to combat frizz when my straight natural hair started to revert. Later, I was inspired to try it in a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment mix demonstrated in a video by
I knew that there were a lot of benefits to using coconut oil but wasn’t exactly sure how to work the product into my weekly routine. While looking at some Youtube videos on the subject I found out how great coconut oil is for pre-pooing. Again, this is when you apply something to the hair, oils or conditioner, prior to using shampoo. This helps the hair to retain moisture during the washing process. Coconut oil has a molecular structure small enough for it to penetrate the hair strand. When using it to pre-poo, you are helping the hair to hold onto it’s moisture. In addition, the oil has the ability to prevent hygral fatigue. This is when the strands swell and de-swell from constantly going from wet to dry. This stretching and contracting can be damaging and even lead to protein loss. Lately I have been wetting my hair and cleansing it often so, without this added protection, my hair is vulnerable.
I really want to retain as much length as possible this year. I’m finally understanding the negative effects of shampoo (or any cleansing agent) and the toll that it is taking on my hair. I’m hoping that the coconut oil will help my hair bounce back so I can start retaining more of my length. I have included a link to a video by GreenBeautyChannel that further illustrates the benefits of using coconut oil as a pre-poo. Check it out!
4 thoughts on “The Benefits of Using Coconut Oil as a Pre-Poo Treatment”
I love your hair. Your hair looks and styles very similar to mine. I have 3B/C,low porosity, dense hair and very thick at the roots. I just found your channel,FB and blog and I'm sure I'll be spending a lot of time there. Here is a shampoo suggestion that works for me Cream Of Nature Argan Oil Moisture&Shine Shampoo. (Sulfate free)
I've been looking at the Creme of Nature line. I tried their detangling shampoo this weekend. Maybe I'll try this again next. Thanks for the suggestion!
Have you ever tried co-washing?
Yes, I sometimes co-wash mid-week and then shampoo on the weekend. I like to use Tresemme naturals conditioner for co-washes.