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What is a Pre-Shampoo Treatment and Do I Need One?

What is a Pre-Shampoo Treatment and Do I Need One?
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Otherwise known as "pre-pooing", a pre-shampoo treatment is a protective remedy designed to add extra nourishment to moisture-starved locks.

What is a Pre-Shampoo Treatment?

Typically found in the format of oils, balms or butters, pre-shampoo treatments are applied to dry hair before shampooing with your regular cleanser.

They help to lock in moisture and hydration to keep hair healthy, soft, strong and shiny.

How Long Do I Leave a Pre-Shampoo Treatment In for?

A pre-shampoo treatment can be left on as little or as long as your hair needs. Normal hair will benefit from a 30 minute treatment, while very dehydrated or afro-textured locks could need a full day before your regular cleanse.


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Which are Our Favourite Pre-Shampoo Treatments

There are lots of pre-shampoo treatments to choose from depending on how much moisture and care your hair needs, but these are some of our favourites.

  1.  Hair Syrup Watermelon Milk Pre-Wash Treatment 
  2. Phyto Detox Pre Shampoo Purifying Mask
  3. Lazartigue Purify Pre Shampoo Propolis
  4. STARSKIN Coco-Nuts Nourishing Hot Oil Hair Mask
  5. Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil
  6. Color WOW Dream Filter Pre-Shampoo Mineral Remover

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