Thursday, June 19, 2008

PJD's Pre Poo Process

Here is a little video documenting my pre poo (pre shampoo) process. The oils that I use in the video can be replaced with the oils of your choice. I switch up my oils from time to time.

What do you do in your pre poo process? How long do you pre poo, overnight, 30 minutes etc. ?


B said...

Fab video! I no-poo, but I would imagine that this would be pretty effective before condtioning, uh? What say you?

antithesis said...

for my pre-poo i use just olive oil for 30 min. it detangles my hair and makes it soft and also prevents my scalp from being itchy and flakey. i read somewhere that you can add warm honey to it but i forgot what the benefits were.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Great, Great video!!!! I've never "pre-pooed" before! Since you have relaxed hair too, this is definitely something I will try.

Thanks for taking the time to produce such an informative video! :-)

PBW said...

Excellent video! I usually leave my pre-poo conditioner in overnight.

However, now that my new dryer arrived from Folica I'll probably sit under it for 20-30 min instead.

Dominican Enigma said...


The Frugalista Files said...

When I have time, I use extra virgin olive oil. Up with pre-pooing. I will try your mixture, though. Good job!

nywele said...

great video! I wish i knew all these techniques when i had relaxed hair. I pre-poo with coconut oil. Leave it on for 30 minutes then rinse it out...

i also did once the honey-olive pre-poo and it worked well..
the one i didn't like was the coconut milk since it dripped everywhere..

i looove videos!!

antithesis said...

lol, i knew u would vote for my product reviews. they are coming!

Product Junkie Diva said...

@B thanks- yes this is very effective. It makes my hair soft even before I get to the washing stage.
@Antithesis I have to try olive oil also. I generally include sweet almond oil but I ran out. I heard about the honey. I have heard people say that it made their hair soft, stronger and split end free.
@BGG I hope you enjoy your pre poo.
@PBW thanks ok you are an overnight pre must be extra soft when you are done. enjoy the dryer.
@DE thanks..that was the best way that I could think of to describe
@Frugalista thanks-ok so we have two for oilve oil so far. this must be good.
@Nywele well you can still do it now and get loads of benefits :-)
@Antithesis - I knew it wouldnt be tough for you to figure it
thanks for reading
Product Junkie Diva

Anonymous said...

I love pre-pooing. If I'm not in the mood for oils (Usually EVOO and castor oil), I use ORS Replenishing Pac. Makes detangling soooo much easier.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@juvenescent welcome. yes I have blogged about those little packs I like those also.
Product jUnkie Diva

Sunshyne said...

Love the video and the song in the background! Nice! I'll have to try prepoo'ing with oils...what do you shampoo with in the morning?

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Sunshyne thanks thanks. I have so many poos and conditioner but for now I am trying to use only the Aveda Damage remedy line. I have used it several times so far and I LOVE it. Here is a post that I did on the Aveda line that I am not using
I should also mention that whatever shampoo I use now ,it is always a sulfate free shampoo.
And the song is Apologize with Blu Cantrel singing.
Thanks for reading.
Product Junkie Diva

Anonymous said...

Who sang the Female version of Apologise i have tried to look for it on youtube but i cant find it.

Product Junkie Diva said...

HI Anonymous
The singer is Blu Cantrel...remember her?

Anonymous said...

i didn't know abt Thanks

Product Junkie Diva said...

Hey Anonymous,
Glad I could show you something. I am actually pre pooing right now!
Many women do it, it is a great way to take care of your hair and scalp.

Lauren said...

Omg I know I'm late but I just saw your pre-poo vid after I asked you my pre-poo-ing quest! LOL go figure. Nice vid btw. I cant pre-poo with just oils, it will leave my hair greasy (my fine hair can get weighed down very easily) So thats why I use thick moisturizing condish. BTW, I LOVED that Apologize song by... um that pop band or group (idk their name i'm sorry but I know Timberland was in it! lol) I still like it But I had no idea there was a female version by Blu Cantrall. YES I remember her! I liked her music lol. Neway, great song & thanks 4 the vid!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Lauren thanks! Yes I use conditioners in my pre poo also it is a great way to get my hair and scalp ready for the other treatments. I love pre pooing!
I thought Blu cantrell was coming out with another album...guess not. SO many of these songs are done by more than one artists but only gets the publicity. oh well..

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Deanna said...

Thanks so much for the video Im a newbie to being natural this really helped because I wasn't sure how to pre-poo but i help hearing everybody talk about it :)))))

Product Junkie Diva said...

GL- thanks for your kind words
Deanna I am so happy that I could be of assistance. Enjoy your beautiful natural hair.
Thanks so much for watching.

Aisak said...

I am going to pre poo today with coconut oil. I was advised about it on my youtube channel to help with my breakage. I hope it helps. Not sure how long. I will do it for as long as I see fit. Is it too much to deep condition after washing as well?