Taking care of hair requires a lot especially if it should be healthy.Our hair requires moisture to grow well and if it doesnt get enough moisture,it will get dry and that is not good for hair.
Things to do to retain the moisture of the hair and help it grow better:
1.Pre-poo:Pre-poo is one of the best ways to retire hair moisture and promote healtyy growth.
How to pre-poo:The process of pre-shampooing is simple and doesn’t take too much time.Since it occurs before shampooing and conditioning,you will apply the pre-poo product to dry hair.This allows the product to coat your strands and lock in moisture before you wet your hair.These are some ways to pre-poo:
•Divide and conquer:To make it easier,apply the pre-poo to hair in sections.Divide your hair into four to eight sections depending on length and thickness.This makes it easier to distribute the product evenly over your strands.Coat your hair with the product from roots to ends.
•Detangle the tangles:Once you have applied the product to each section,use a wide tooth comb to carefully detangle each section.
•Soak it in:As a general rule of thumb,leave the pre-poo product on your hair for at least 30 minutes before shampooing.Of course,the longer you pre-poo,the better.If you prefer,pre-poo earlier in the day,and wash your hair several hours later Or,do an overnight pre-poo.This involves applying the protective product on your hair at night,wrapping your hair with a scarf,and washing in the morning.The longer you leave the pre-poo product on your strands,the softer and shinier your hair will be.Wash,condition,and rinse thoroughly.Once you’ve finished pre-pooing,wash and condition your hair as normal.Be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly to avoid product residue.
•Conditioning the hair with regular conditioner,either alone or combined with an oil:Regardless of the product,you can pre -poo as often as needed based on the overall condition of your hair.Although your choice of pre-poo is based on preference,some products are better for certain hair types.You can pre-poo before every shampoo or once or twice a week.
Pre-poo oils-Pre-pooing with oils is effective if you’re looking to add extra moisture to curly or straight hair.Oils help repair dryness and damage caused by heat,chemicals,or coloring.And since oils don’t easily rinse away after shampooing,much of the oil will remain on your hair after washing,giving you a huge moisture boost.
Pre-poo oils include:
•Almond oil-This is oil which is extracted from almonds.Not only is it good for the skin,it is great for the hair.
•Argan oil-This oil is extracted from argan.It adds extra moisture to the hair while helping it to grow.
•Pre-poo with aloe vera gel-Pre-pooing with aloe vera gel is another option for dry strands since it increases moisture too. Aloe vera is also helpful if you’re struggling with dandruff.Not only can aloe vera reduce inflammation and itchiness caused by dandruff,its antifungal properties can help prevent dandruff.
•Pre-poo butters:Hair butters like shea butter,mango butter,cocoa butter,andhemp seed butter help strengthen the hair shaft and prevent hair breakage caused by heat,coloring,or chemical treatments.These pre-poo products can also rebuild damaged hair follicles,promoting hair growth and fullness.Along with strengthening hair,these butters provide a moisture boost for shinier,softer hair.
DIY pre-poo recipes-You can make your own pre-poo using ingredients in your kitchen.Here are two of our favorites.
i.Banana pre-poo:Bananas contain potassium,which can stop hair loss.They also contain natural oils to soften and moisturize hair.This pre-poo recipe can help stop frizz,and repair split ends and other hair damage.
Method of preparation for banana pre-poo:
1.Mash or blend 1 ripe banana.
2.Combine the banana with 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil.
3.Mix well and apply the banana pre-poo to pre-divided sections of hair.
4.Allow the pre-poo to sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes before washing and conditioning.
5.Complete this treatment 1 to 3 times a week.
ii.Egg prepoo:The eggs in this pre-poo recipe can act as a protein treatment to strengthen weak,brittle,or damaged hair.Protein prevents hair breakage,repairs damage,andstrengthens strands.
Method of preparation of Egg pre-poo:
1.Beat 1 to 3 eggs,depending on the length of your hair and how much pre-poo you will need to cover it.
2.Combine the eggs with 1tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoon of olive oil.
3.Section your hair and evenly distribute the mixture over your strands.
4.Allow the pre-poo to sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes before washing and shampooing.
5.Complete this treatment at least once a week.
2.Wash your hair regularly:washing your hair weekly or every 2 weeks will keep it free of products build up and give it another opportunity to absorb some moisture.Remember to wash your hair with warm water to open up the cuticle and then cold water at the end to seal in the moisture.
3.Moisturize your hair in the middle of the week:Midweek moisturizing is very important for your hair.If you don't do this,you could find that by the end of the week,your hair will feel dry and brittle to touch.You can add a little leave-in conditioner to your spray bottle mixed with water and make sure you can give it a spray each time you redo your hairstyle.
4.Seal in moisture:Always remember to seal in your moisture by using an effective oil for low porosity hair such as baobab.Aloe vera gel/juice can also be used for seal in moisture.You can use a little bit of aloe vera,spray bottle mixed with water.
5.Cover your hair:Always make sure whenever you are going to bed,use a satin head scarf or a satin pillow case.Using a satin make sure that any moisture that you apply to your hair will not be absorbed away by cotton or any other material.Satin does not absorb moisture which makes it really good to use at bedtime or any other time you want to lay down.
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