Two Ingredient Pre-Poo Recipes For Natural Hair
Originally published on August 6, 2018
The most popular way to pre-poo is simply with an oil or an oil blend. My oil works amazing for a pre-poo. I pretty much pre-poo every other time I wash my hair. If I’m going to do a full deep conditioning session, I’ll use some oil to massage my scalp and detangle a bit prior to washing. If I know I’m busy that day and will only leave my deep conditioner on in the shower for about 10 minutes, I pre-poo with something a little extra, to make sure my hair gets more love.
I leave these treatments in anywhere from 20-40 minutes, but I have left them on longer because I’m running around. The ingredients I use are always 100% natural so I’m not worried about them causing any damage. I also don’t worry about build up, because if I’m doing something like this I’m definitely about to shampoo/clarify.
Today I’m sharing 10 pre-poo recipes that only require two ingredients each!
Avocados are rich in vitamins, they contain protein, iron, amino acids and folic acid which all aid in hair growth and length retention.
“Bananas improve manageability and shine, prevent and control dandruff, and moisturize your scalp. Bananas are rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates, and vitamins, which help soften the hair and protect the hair's natural elasticity, preventing split ends and breakage.” [http://www.hairfinity.com]
Honey is great scalp soother and has antifungal properties to make sure your hair stays healthy.
If you have healthy low porosity or protein sensitive hair, store-bought protein treatments can be too strong and might leave your hair dry and brittle. I’ve been there more than once! Incorporating an egg or an avocado into your pre-poo once or twice a month might work well for you. Our hair still needs protein, just less. You really have to observe your hair and learn what works best for you.
Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer, and one of the main reasons we experience damaged hair is because it’s dry.
Each oil has its own individual benefits, but overall they are all great to add to a pre-poo. They are filled with nutrients and antioxidants and they are very versatile.
Like coconut oil, coconut milk penetrates the hair cuticle and reduces protein and moisture loss. If your hair is protein sensitive like mine, I recommend using coconut oil or coconut milk every other week or every two weeks. I also recommend that you use this oil or milk in a pre-poo or mixed with your deep conditioner, as opposed to using it to style. I’ve seen that a lot of naturals online dislike coconut oil - but I also think they are using it incorrectly. Like globing on tons of coconut oil on DRY hair and expecting it to moisturize. Please don’t add anything to dry hair lol. #rantover
Molasses revitalizes hair and helps to restore hair color.
Ginger root contains magnesium, potassium, fatty acids and other vitamins your hair needs to stay strong.
Tip: when you’re in the shower, before you start shampooing, rinse your hair with lots and lots of water!
That’s all from me for today! If you use any of these recipes, let me know how you like it. If it inspires you to make your own pre-poo recipe share that with me too. I’m always improvising and working with what I got. I have another pre-poo recipe posted here which is also super yummy for your hair and might give you some more inspiration.