Pre Poo for Fine Hair?

KestrelMKestrelM Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 15 Curl Novice
I have 2B fine hair, however my hair is high porosity. I have heard that Pre Poo is wonderful for high Porosity hair. Would it be too heavy for fine hair like mine?

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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
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    It would probably depend a lot on what you use.  My hair doesn't like oils, so when I tried coconut oil as a pre poo, I had a hard time getting it all out of my hair.  It took a couple shampoos to get it clean again.  I have been considering using a heavy conditioner as a pre poo though.  When I wash my hair, it seems to just glom all together and I have a hard time getting my fingers through it to the scalp.  If I pre-condition my hair it might loosen up.

    Best way to find out is to try it!
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
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    I am with @Guide 65  -  hair is so unique that nothing about your hair will really tell you if your hair will like something or not.   One person with 2b fine hair porosity curly might love a pre-poo treatment where someone whose hair sounds the exact same hates it (happens more often than you might think)! You just have to try it and find out how your hair reacts!   
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
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    I agree that you'll just have to try it. I would start with a very small amount--just enough to show a little sheen on the strands. This might be just a few drops. It can be really tough to get out excess oil, even with a sulfate.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair


  • MissMilaMissMila Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 46 Curl Connoisseur
    It really depends on your hair. I have extremely fine hair, but when it was high porosity, i used coconut or castor oil as pre poo together with a hairmask. I would also co-wash with shea moisture (which is heavy for fine hair usually) and it was fine. In summer this didnt work anymore and i started using sulfate free shampoo and different conditioners.
    Now in winter i went back to my heavy routine and it works very well.

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