Extra tender loving and care are the needs of all African American hair types. The kinky texture is prone to dryness and sucks up moisture which can lead to brittle hair and breakage. A pre-poo can aide in moisture retention while adding to the oils that need to be in the hair.
Natural elements around us like: wind, rain, sun, and particles in the air, can have an effect on the state of the hair. Before wash day (especially when clarifying) adding oil will prevent drying out the hair anymore than it already will be. Naturally the hair gets dirty and needs to be clean but African American’s do not produce as much natural oils as other ethnicities being the reason why moisturizing and sealing is so important! Adding back in all the good stuff.
Working in sections has been a life savor for my hair journey and helps me manipulate through my hair more effectively with less breakage. A Pre-poo subcontiously gives you the opportunity to go through the sections of your hair and check things out! Get the shredded hairs out the way and make sure your whole head of hair is getting the same treatment.
During my pre-poo process I love using peppermint oil! Working in sections I’m able to access my scalp and apply the oil directly onto it. I feel the tingling sensation and give myself a great scalp massage which stimulates hair growth.
If your hair is super dry I would recommend treating your pre-poo process identical to moisturizing and sealing. I would moisturize with a water based conditioner and follow up with the oil. This allows the oil to really penetrate the cuticle and result in smooth, soft, and shiny hair.
Enoy! Until next time loves.
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