My PRE-POO METHOD..PrePooing is a beneficial step that is done before shampoo cleansing the hair. It allows the hair to retain more conditioner, it helps prevent swelling of the hair and it minimizes the harshness of shampooing and helps rid the hair of shed hairs accumulated throughout the days and weeks. (keep in mind, normal hair will shed between 100-150 hairs per day. You can tell shed hair by the white tip or bulb at the end of the hair)...If you have a prepoo method of your own that is working, please feel free to share. I do this about once per month each time I do a shampoo cleanse.




Place hair into 2 to 4 sections (if long enough) to prep for pre pooing. The sections allow for ease of doing this method and to help prevent the hair from re-tangling. Select a spray bottle with water, your favorite oil and/or conditioner (recently, I've been using both an oil and conditioner.)


Saturate hair with your water. (This aids in helping to detangle with ease)
I use my Natty ACV Hair and Scalp Mist which also helps with removing product buildup.


Apply your oil of choice (if I am doing an oil treatment, I will apply my Hair + Scalp Treatment on damp hair instead of my conditioner. This is beneficial if my hair is feeling exceptionally dry) or apply your conditioner. If using conditioner only, skip step 3 If using an oil only, skip step 4. Just FYI, oils that are able to penetrate the hair shaft are: olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil..


Saturate the hair, making sure to thoroughly apply to your ends, with your favorite natural conditioner (I used my Natty Moist)


Detangle with your choice of tool or your fingers. I mostly finger detangle. Be sure when using a tool, began detangling from ends working your way up to your roots now that your hair is slippery with conditioner. This minimizes breakage and allows for easy detangling. Be sure to thoroughly work the conditioner through.


Place hair in twist, buns or plaits so hair does not retangle while pre pooing


You can opt to use no heat or use a steamer or heat cap to help infuse the oils and/or conditioner into the hair. This is especially helpful for naturals with 'low porosity' hair. The heat helps to lift the cuticle and properly infuse moisture. If you are unsure what your hair's porosity may be, simply place a single hair into a cup of water and watch to see if it floats on top, in the middle or floats to the bottom. If it floats on top, you have low porosity, which is typically genetic. This means that your cuticle is closed very tight making it a bit difficult to penetrate the hair with moisture..but once moisture is infused, it holds moisture very well. This is why the heat, which helps lift the cuticle is beneficial. If the hair floats to the bottom, you have high porosity hair. This type is usually caused by damage such as chemical processes (relaxers, texturizers, colorants), heat and/or environmental pollutants. For high porosity, you can choose to use heat when conditioning or not, just be sure to use butters and oils when locking in moisture to help close the gaps that are in the hair follicle from damage. If the hair floats in the middle, you have normal porosity.
Just, fyi, I have low porosity hair and it stays hydrated using these methods.


Shampoo, deep condition, apply a leave in and seal in the moisture. For me, here is what I use:
I SHAMPOO using our Dudu Osum's Black Soap Shampoo.

I DEEP CONDITION: Using my Natty Cupuacu & Rhassoul Deep Conditioner

I APPLY MY LEAVE IN: Using my Natty Moist Conditioner and Moisturizer

I SEAL/LOCK IN MY MOISTURE: Using my Natty Butter