In our quest to find the best hair care tips, hacks and solutions to the most common and annoying hair problem, we came across something that can be potentially ground-breaking for dry, damaged and frizzy hair types. Pre-wash treatments, also popular as ‘pre-poo treatments’, have been around for years, but only just now have people started taking notice of their incredible benefits.
But what exactly are pre-poo treatments? Do they benefit your hair, or is it just a fad? Scroll down to find out the answers to these questions, along with tips on how to indulge your hair in a pre-poo treatment at home.
So what exactly is a pre-poo treatment?
To put it simply, pre-wash treatments are nothing but moisture fillers for your hair and are used to prepare your hair for the wash. When you wash your hair, the cuticles open up, and there is quite a bit of moisture loss, which eventually causes frizz. While using a conditioner helps fill in these gaps in the cuticle and cut down frizz to a great extent, if you have dehydrated hair, chances are you’ll still notice frizz and tangles in your hair once it dries.
This is where a pre-wash or pre-poo hair treatment helps. By prepping your hair with lots of moisture and allowing it to sit for a longer period than your conditioner, you're making it a lot less prone to frizz, breakage and tangles once completely dry.
What are the benefits of these treatments?
Dry hair usually tends to have high porosity, meaning that it can’t retain moisture for long. This is what gives rise to frizz, breakage and dullness. But using a pre-wash treatment like a deep conditioning hair mask or hot oil treatment fills the gaps in your pores with hydration, smoothens rough and open cuticles. This, coupled with your regular hair conditioner, helps make your hair appear soft, shiny and perfectly manageable.
How to pre-poo
Now that we’ve listed the benefits of a pre-poo treatment and hoping that you’re as excited as us to try it out, here’s a quick and easy way to do pre-poo.
Step 01: On wet but not dripping hair, smoothen out the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Mask, mainly focusing on the ends.
Step 02: Leave it on for about three to five minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.
Step 03: Shampoo your hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner as usual, and voila! Soft, shiny, frizz-free and gorgeous-looking hair is yours to flaunt!