Thursday, September 9, 2010


Ingredients you will need:

In a bowl mix

½ cup of aloe vera juice or whole leaf aloe vera
1-2 tablespoons of your favorite oil (wheat germ, olive, safflower, walnut etc)

In a separate Bowl melt

Food grade coconut oil (1/4 cup)
Sit the bottle or jar in hot water- do not put in microwave or on the stove!

Remember, everyone's hair has different needs. You may need more or less of this mixture. Or, your hair may not like this at all. None of these will irrevocably change your hair. Thus, you just need to wash out the mixture if your hair doesn't like it.

1. Using your fingers, separate your hair into 4- 8 sections. If your hair is caked with hard product, rinse your hair first. Gently handle the first section. First, smooth the hair in a downward direction. You are just trying to make sure that all the hair is going in one direction. You don't need to completely detangle the hair at this point.

2. Dip your hair in the bowl of aloe vera and oil or cup your hands in the mixture and transfer it to the section onto your hair. Work it through. Get the aloe vera/oil mix into your hair from root to tip. Make sure it is moist throughout the sectioned hair. If your hair is long enough, twist it and wrap it around like a bantu knot. If it is not, try to twist it and move it out the way. Repeat until you have done this to each section.

3. You should have a head full of aloe vera mixed with oil twisted sections. Go back to the first twist you did. Undo it, pour the liquid coconut oil in your hand and work through the section. Re-twist it and repeat on whole head. Place a plastic shower cap on your head for 15-60 minutes. Your moisturizing pre-poo is complete!

Many thanks to the lovely Chicoro for sharing this with the natural hair community



BreukelensFinest said...

gotta love a good pre poo!

Unknown said...

@BreukelensFinest...for sure!:)
Thanks for stopping by..take care:)

Unknown said...

thanks for this, I hope to try it this weekend!

Unknown said...'re welcome! My hair loves it...keep me posted on your results.

Thanks for stopping by, take care:)

ChocolateOrchid said...

Another great recipe to try!
Thanks for posting this.

Unknown said...

@ChocolateOrchid...Your hair loves it...enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, take care:)

Anonymous said...

I love pre-pooing. It makes my hair feel great afterwards.

Unknown said... true indeed!

Thanks for stopping by, take care:)

Coilybella said...

Wow, I wish I saw this post before I washed my hair yeterday!. I will at next wash and post reviews.

Coilybella said...

I am just curious, why apply aloe juice and oil before coconut oil? Is there a reason for that order? I don't mean to bother u , I am just curious about how that order is effective in treating the hair.
Thanks in advance Zainab

Unknown said...

@Tinuke...Great question! and thanks for asking no bother at all. My guess is that because aloe juice is known to to more of a moisturizer, you would apply that first then applying the oils will then help in sealing the moisture from the aloe juice.

But, one thing I do know for sure is that my hair LOOOOVES this , And I use it every single wash day, it makes my hair hair feel great:)

Thanks for stooping by, take care:)

Tiffany said...

I just keep learning here. I gotta reup on coconut oil this weekend but this will be in the fall/winter regimen for sure.

Unknown said...

@Tiffany...Thanks, give that pre-poo a try my hair loves it!

take care