Might this DC method work for 4a hair?

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Here's the recipe. It says to DC *then* shampoo. Would there be any benefit to doing the DC if you shampoo it out? I'm thinking this would be more for the 2 hair types.
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  • AddeeAddee Posts: 412Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm mostly 4a but don't think it's a hair typing thing. This is like using a prepoo. I use EVOO and castor. I have tried it with coconut oil but my hair hated it. Some people use conditioner but conditioner has water and I find this more beneficial on dry hair. I have low porosity. I sit under the dryer. Then I shampoo then I condition
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  • QueerBiNatureNYCQueerBiNatureNYC Posts: 20Registered Users
    Ok I read the recipe and instructions. They're talking about a "pre-poo". I do that at least once a month and it works for me. But I couldn't explain to you why it works. You may want to try an internet search for the scientific explanation. Theory: maybe a pre-poo makes the shampoo even more of a "conditioning shampoo" uknowhaimeen?
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  • curlyamarylliscurlyamaryllis Posts: 338Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I can only use oil in my hair if I use it as a pre poo, but that's because my hair is both fine and thin and it's just so easy to weigh down. It's very easy to go over the line from moisturizing to greasy, limp mess.
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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Used to do this and it does work, as it also says to DC afterward. Sometimes I will use Creamed Coconut only, and then shampoo, but DC always follows. Or just cowash instead of shampoo, then DC. Either way, it kept my hair from being dry during the winter.
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