Do You Pre-Poo?

Photo Courtesy of

With every Tom, Dick and Becky running around quoting from Chris Rock's Good Hair, I know you're like, pre-poo- what in the hell is that? Pre-Poo is short for Pre Shampoo, a deep conditioning process done to the hair previous or prior to the shampoo process. Pre-poo, especially if done overnight, penetrates the hair follicle and replenishes moisture with greater effectiveness than post shampoo. Think about how harsh shampoos can be stripping your hair of oils etc.. I believe dry hair absorbs nutrients better than wet hair. I have been swearing by this treatment for the last two years. With winter creeping up, our locks can look a little dry and dull. The pre-poo will give your hair that bounce and shine you want back. Check out my instructions and a few of my favorite pre-poo treatments.

What You Will Need:

1. An intensive deep conditioning or restorative hair conditioner ( see below for a list)

2. Oils used for hair i.e. Coconut, Rosemary, Argan, Olive, Avocado or any Hot Oil Treatment

3. Hair clamp

4. Conditioning Cap


Comb hair thoroughly to remove dead hair and tangles.

Section hair into quadrants

Apply oil to exposed scalps, edges and ends of your hair.
Apply Conditioning treatment to each section. Comb thru hair once.

Place hair in clamp or bun and cover with conditioning cap.

Let settle at minimum 45 minutes for better results try overnight.

Rinse out with lukewarm water and begin shampoo process. You can condition after if you like.

Here are some of my favorite Pre-Poo treatments

It may smell a little funny and be pricey but this baby is the Godfather of pre-poo treatments. A little goes a long way as well !

With avocado oil, this will take parched and thirsty tresses into soft and touchable.

I discovered this at Walgreen's and fell head over heels in love with it. Price wise you can't go wrong and it smells great as well

This is a Dominican Salon Staple. It adds bounce, shine and moisture - you can't go wrong with that! You can find this at any beauty supply store.

So what are you waiting for make your hair healthy and stay tuned we only have two more day left for Beauty Week!

Miss Journey said...

I LOVE that Miss Jessie's product. I honestly felt my hair was transformed after using that. I'm due for a washing. I'll try the pre-poo. I could always use some extra conditioning.