|Hair saturated with conditioner|
Since I had my stretched fro out this weekend, I decided to do a pre-poo to kind of help cut through a lot of the tangles in my hair. I received a tip from a subscriber to try the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque as a pre-poo and then shampoo and condition as usual. So yesterday, I SLATHERED a lot of the masque throughout my hair to make sure it is fully saturated because I had a lot of tangles from wearing my fro out. In addition, I added some of the Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner on top of the masque. The Restorative Conditioner is creamy but not as thick as my staple conditioner, the Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner. I cannot do a full review of the Restorative Conditioner until I use it separate as a conditioner after shampooing my hair.
How long did I leave the masque and conditioner in my hair?
|Loose waves defined|
Initially, I was only going to leave the masque and conditioner in my hair for an hour. Well life took over yesterday evening so I ultimately gathered all my hair into a very loose ponytail, spritzed the ponytail with some water, placed a plastic bag over the ponytail and then my satin bonnet over the plastic bag, AND tied a satin scarf over my entire head. Whew! Seems like a lot, huh? So I ended up sleeping with the masque and conditioner in my head overnight.
Well, talk about a greasy face this morning! However, my hair was so soft and moisturized. The dryness from having my hair out this weekend was definitely gone. At this point, the masque WITH the conditioner MIGHT be on to something. I am not definite yet. I don't like the greasiness of the masque. ::shrugs::
I washed the masque and conditioner out my hair and the tangles were a breeze to get out. I must keep note that IF I ever have the crazy notion to wear my fro out ever again that I must pre-poo first! However, I feel like this step would be quite instrumental when it comes to detangling an old twist out or any other stretched out style that has gotten tangled with age (in days of course...lol).
I preceded with the usual routine after washing the masque and condition out: sectioned my hair into four sections, shampooed with the Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo (love!!!), conditioned with the Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture, and detangled each section with my modified Denman brush.
Surprisingly, I did not lose much hair at all during the detangling process so I am happy with that. After, I got out the shower, I applied the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to each (damp) section, distributed it with my Denman brush, separated each section into two small sections, and braided each of the sections ending up with 8 braids.
|8 box braids and a small flat twisted section in the front|
|Solange by Sensational (lacefront from blackhairspray.com)|
Overall, doing the pre-poo step is definitely something I would like to implement in my regimen for detangling my stretched out styles. Not sure if I would like to use the same products. I probably can get the same detangling benefits using other products as well. I will just have to do some experimenting. I have seen women simply use oils for their pre-poos so I can definitely keep that in mind in the future.
But as long as I keep my hair in braids or twisted from wash day to wash day, there is really no need for me to add the step of pre-pooing since my hair is pretty much detangled.
Well, this is my thought about doing a pre-poo. I would like to hear from you.
Do you pre-poo?
If so, what products do you use?
Do you pre-poo overnight or right before you shampoo?
Thanks for reading my experience! Hope you have a blessed day.