Pre-Pooing Natural Hair with Coconut Oil

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Hey Ladies!
If you know anything about me, you probably already know that wash day has never been something I look forward too, and something tells me I’m not the only one! Thankfully, pre-pooing has been making wash day a lot easier for me and a lot more tolerable. Some might think taking the extra step to pre-poo is unnecessary, but I’ve noticed when I don’t do it, I spend more time trying to detangle my hair. I also experience more shedding as well. I would definitely recommended giving it a try. Be sure to share my video. Or like, comment, & s u b s c r i b e.

Combat That Dry Winter Hair!

Hello beautiful people! I hope you’ve all had a beautiful week! I’m coming at you today with ways to combat dry winter hair! Read on!

So, it’s winter, girls. It’s definitely not my favorite time of year, and that feeling has been more than amplified since going natural. Our hair gets so dry in the winter. As African Americans, our hair is naturally dry. It is so thick and curly that the moisture can’t always travel down the shaft, giving our hair that dry, crunchy feel. And as the weather gets colder, our hair gets dryer. Lucky for you, this post will change that.

A thoroughly moisturizer scalp really begins on wash day. You wanna make sure that you’re doing a hot oil treatment, or a “pre poo.” This locks in moisture and also ensures that you hair will be nice and detangled before washing.
You also want to make sure that you have a moisturizing shampoo. A moisturizing shampoo will shield your scalp from that dry feeling. Follow up your moisturizing shampoo with a deep conditioner and leave that on (preferably with heat) for at least an hour. That also locks in moisture, and heat allows the product to soak into the cuticle.
Throughout the week, you also want to make sure you’re moisturizing and sealing as much as your hair calls for it. Everyone’s porosity is different, and depending on how your hair sucks up moisture, you might need to moisturize and seal every couple of days, like I do.

Here’s a tip: With fall weather comes fall fashion, and lots of it. Scarves, beanies, headwraps, etc. I wear them all. However, the harsh fabric from the scarves, beanies, and headwraps can wick moisture away from the scalp. If you’re gonna wear one of those, be smart and wear a satin scarf under it to protect the hair. Kill two birds with one stone; be cute AND protect those luscious locks!

Until next time,
Mandisa ❤