Fist of all, what is pre-pooing?
“Pre-pooing” is an oil treatment applied to the hair before shampooing and washing.
This treatment doesn’t only help with detangling and smoothing hair strands. It is also a very effective way to lock in moisture and shine and protecting the follicles from dryness.
It also helps to prevent you from losing more hair than necessary during washing.
This is a simple treatment you can recommend your clients to do at home while relaxing or even while getting other important stuff done.
You can customise the blend of these oils for individual hair-needs, but the most common DIY oil mix consists of equal parts of almond, castor, olive, coconut and lavender oil.
Recommend they leave this mix in for a couple of hours (at least one), and then go on with their normal washing routine.
Another pre-poo option is a “hot oil treatment” which focuses more on the scalp and is a potent way to fight dandruff and stimulate growth.
The heat helps the oil penetrate deeper into the roots and follicles of hair strands, making them less porous and susceptible to dryness.
Your clients can heat up the oils (lightly!), then use an applicator bottle for easier distribution to the scalp and slightly damp hair.
After massaging the mixture in, they should let it penetrate for 15-30 minutes before washing the hair as usual.
Psssst: If you are short of time, we did you a solid and added most of these oils to our Intensive Hair Mask, so this is the perfect product to use just for this! We highly recommend giving the hair a go with the Rejuvenating Hair Mist first to add a little moisture for a better spreadability of the mask. If you are keen on adding to your scalp as well, then use the Exfoliative Scalp Treatment first. Remember, you can easily use all 3 products combined and leave it for a an hour or even more.