When I initially embarked on my curly hair journey, I saw the phrase “pre-poo” floating around & I had no idea what it meant. It wasn’t until I looked up the term that I learned what it meant. Even then, I wasn’t quite sure about how to incorporate this practice into my hair routine. I was uncertain about whether or not pre-poo was meant for my hair type. Needless to say, I was a bit confused. Pre-poo (short for “PRE-shamPOO) is considered a treatment or a routine done prior to washing one’s hair. This step is meant to protect the hair from the harshness that shampooing can cause it. What I have learned along the way is that not everyone incorporates this step & that is okay. Some people feel that only certain hair types benefit from pre-poo. I can only speak for myself. My hair is around the 2c-3b hair range throughout my scalp & I do pre-poo at times. However, I don’t pre-poo every single time that I wash my hair. So why bother? Well, because I can see the benefits of occasionally incorporating this step especially when using the right product(s). I wasn’t an avid oil user prior to my natural hair journey until I came across @righteousrootsoils. We think “OIL” & we automatically think greasy & clogging. That is why I avoided oil for most of my life. However, natural oils can be beneficial. I know that now. From my understanding, this step is meant to protect the hair, to make washing it easier (help w/detangling, etc…), & it causes less breakage when washing. If you ask me, all hair types can benefit from this. The key is how much pre-poo product you should use & how often. I find myself using this method every other week OR when my hair needs it. I simply separate my dry hair into sections, apply @righteousrootsoils, & gently comb it throughout my hair. I sometimes apply heat by using a plastic cap or my fave, Hot Head @thermalhaircare. I don’t need to apply tons of oil to get the full benefits. Used correctly, the right natural oil(s) can help with hair growth, among other things. One last thing: I wash my hair with a clarifying shampoo after pre-pooing with oil 😘.