Pre-poo basically means pre-shampoo. It is something we apply to your scalp and hair before shampooing. Pre-poo is quite important as the treatment provides your hair with a protective layer.

Why Is It Important?

Even the mildest shampoo strips your hair off the moisture and essential oils that your hair produces. Your hair needs this moisture and oils. Therefore, we need to pre-poo our hair in order to keep our scalp and hair from getting over-cleansed.

Ways To Pre-Poo

Hair Butter

butter pre poo

You should use hair butter before you shampoo your hair. Using hair butter will nourish your hair, especially if your hair is extremely dry and you haven’t washed them in a while.

It is recommended to use hair butters to pre-poo before every wash. This will hydrate your scalp.You can apply it for 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending upon your scalp type. After you apply the hair butter on your scalp, massage it well. However, it is not advised to detangle your hair during this time. Now, wash it off with your favourite shampoo.

Hair Oil

oil pre poo

You must have heard your mothers and grandmothers asking you to put oil in your hair before washing. They are absolutely right as it is a beneficial habit. This is because using hair oil will seal your cuticles and nourish your scalp and hair. You can either apply the oil overnight or for 30 minutes, depending upon your scalp. Then, wash it off with shampoo.

You might have to shampoo twice to get rid of the oil. However, you have to be careful as to not oil your hair more than required as this will block your scalp from receiving oxygen and also, attracts dust overtime.

Excess oiling can result in dandruff for some people. Therefore, you should use only as much as is required.

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Methi Hair Mask

methi pre poo

Methi is a magic ingredient for hair. It will work wonders for your hair as it has quite a lot of benefits. This is because methi is rich in protein.  Here is a DIY mask that is quite beneficial for your hair as it has the perfect balance of protein and moisture.

Here is the way to make this DIY methi mask.

  • Use methi seeds according to your hair length, grind until fine.
  • Mix well and let it soak for about 30 minutes.
  • Now, add 3-5 cubes of aloe vera, 7-15 curry leaves and a handful of rose petals. Now, grind it to make a paste.
  • You can also add some olive oil or coconut oil if you want.

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Apply this mask for about 30 minutes before shower. It is a good idea to use a heat cap and wash it off with a shampoo. This will strengthen your hair and also, hydrate your scalp and hair. However, you should know that it might not be suitable for protein sensitive hair. Therefore, make sure to balance it with moisture. 

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