Featured Articles

Search Desire My Natural

Saturday, January 11, 2020

My Wash Day | Pre Poo Treatments For Natural Hair

Add caption


Pre-poo treatments are great for natural hair to help keep the hair soft, promote shine, and to keep the hair detangled with ease. These treatments are also great for those who use shampoos (especially with sulfate) so your hair won't be too stripped.

Here are the benefits and the ingredients/recipes of pre-poo treatments:
Pre-poo means pre-shampoo.

This treatment helps to detangle and condition your hair before thoroughly washing your hair. Your shed hair needs to come out of your hair before washing so 1). the shed hair won't tangle with the hair on your hair and 2). so your hair won't mat during the washing/styling process.


  • Hair is more manageable and easier to detangle
  • Reduces breakage
  • Restores moisture and makes hair softer

How To Pre-Poo

Pre-Poo Treatments For Natural Hair
You can use natural oils, cheap conditioner, coconut milk/coconut oil, or a conditioner that will help with detangling and conditioning.

  1. While dry, separate your hair into 4-6 manageable sections
  2. Apply your pre-poo mixture to one section of your hair from tips to root, making sure to detangle your hair
  3. Loosely twist/bantu knot/clip your hair and continue the process for the rest of the sections
  4. Cover your hair with a plastic cap for at least 30 minutes to allow your hair to condition
  5. Once done, rinse your hair thoroughly and follow through your regular wash regimen.

My Experience

When I detangle, I only use my fingers to feel for the knots - I don't use hair tools like a Denman brush or comb for detangling. Then I leave overnight (or into the next day) to give my hair the much needed moisture and conditioning powers. 

Essentially, pre-pooing is for detangling your hair before you go through your wash regimen. It is utterly important to make sure you get the shed hair out before going through Wash Day.

For more pre-poo treatments information and tips, check out:

Natural hair says: if you are having trouble with your wash day because your hair continues to mat up or feel like your hair is "shedding" way too much, try the pre-poo treatment of your choice. Your hair will love you for it.

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank You For Stopping By!


Desire My Natural is my personal blog.

The pictures and information provided are based off my own personal experiences and intense research of medical publications and articles, blogs, videos, and books for your enjoyment.

If you have medical issues or other conditions, contact your doctor or physician immediately.