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Pre-poos?

I have seen several post where people have said they use oils as pre-poos. Could anyone explain this a little more me. What is the process? How long prior to shampooing do you apply the oil? How often, every time you shampoo? Benefits? Just feeling a bit clueless. Thanks!
2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture

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  • sarahthegeminisarahthegemini Posts: 73Registered Users
    I used to do coconut oil pre-wash treatments, I've not done them in ages but I'm planning to start up again. All I did was coat my hair with the oil, straight up, on dry hair, til my hair looked stringy. I would do this before bed, and leave it in overnight, and wash out in the morning. The benefits of this are that it prevents/reduces hydral fatigue and protein loss during the wash process. I'm washing twice a week and plan to do this before atleast one of my washes, so once a week.

    I've also experimented with olive oil as an overnight pre-poo which made my hair very sleek and shiny after washing it out the morning after.
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yep, what sarahthegemini said! I just apply coconut oil all over my dry, unwashed hair until it is covered,put my hair in a high ponytail and then wrap it in a plastic bag (so the heat from my scalp helps the oil penetrate the hair) and go to sleep. Then wash and condition as normal in the morning.

    It's great for protecting your hair before you wash, re-hydrating hair, helping with frizz and even dandruff (well the coconut oil is anyway).

    Just be sure that if you buy coconut it is virgin and it should be solid. Then you melt it bain-marie style. Some people stick it in the microwave, but I prefer not to do this. I just fill a saucer with really hot water then put the coconut oil in a cup and then stick the cup in the water and it melts :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • sarahthegeminisarahthegemini Posts: 73Registered Users
    Yep, what sarahthegemini said! I just apply coconut oil all over my dry, unwashed hair until it is covered,put my hair in a high ponytail and then wrap it in a plastic bag (so the heat from my scalp helps the oil penetrate the hair) and go to sleep. Then wash and condition as normal in the morning.

    It's great for protecting your hair before you wash, re-hydrating hair, helping with frizz and even dandruff (well the coconut oil is anyway).

    Just be sure that if you buy coconut it is virgin and it should be solid. Then you melt it bain-marie style. Some people stick it in the microwave, but I prefer not to do this. I just fill a saucer with really hot water then put the coconut oil in a cup and then stick the cup in the water and it melts :)

    I don't bother with that, I just scoop it out of the jar and let it melt in my hand!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Wavygirl1 wrote: »
    I have seen several post where people have said they use oils as pre-poos. Could anyone explain this a little more me. What is the process? How long prior to shampooing do you apply the oil? How often, every time you shampoo? Benefits? Just feeling a bit clueless. Thanks!

    Some oils penetrate others do not so are probably better used post-wash rather than pre-wash. The research on coconut oil is a long overnight up to twenty four hours on dry hair: do that as often or as infrequently as you wish, it's personal.

    Proven benefits from coconut oil include reduction in porosity, increased elasticity, reduced structural protein loss. The oil does NOT need to be virgin, in fact refined was used in the studies.
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    Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I like olive oil as my pre-poo. I love it because it makes my hair easier it detangle after I wash. My denman brush goes thru my hair much easier. However, I do use my fingers as much as possible which helps too.