Don’t try looking it up in the dictionary because you won’t find it.
This strange-sounding phrase (not to be confused with anything potty related) was invented by the natural hair community.
Yes, it may sound odd, but there’s nothing odd about the results.
I have always been a fan of pre-pooing my hair, which is the process of adding oils or conditioner to strengthen your strands during the shampoo process.
I notice significantly less breakage when I perform this routine and never shampoo my hair without a pre-treatment.
Usually I use olive oil or some kind of cheap, rinse-out conditioner for the process, but I recently learned from the Natural Hair Rules blog, that coconut oil has been proven to actually be the best oil to use for pre-pooing your hair.
If you want to read the in-depth, scientific reasoning, you can peep this article.
If you’d rather not, here’s the Cliff Notes version…
Why It’s Useful
Coconut oil prevents protein loss, and it also penetrates the hair shaft better than many other oils. So adding this to your hair prior to shampooing it, will give you the best protection from breakage before you shampoo your hair.
I personally don’t use coconut oil in my regimen. I know a lot of naturals and transitioners swear by it, but it’s just never done anything for my hair.
You also have to be careful in colder climates/months because it hardens in cold weather, and will do the same on your hair. Of course, using it as a pre-poo won’t matter because you’re rinsing it out anyway.
Looks like I have a reason to give this product another try.