Pre Shampoo Treatment
This is a quick and easy hair treatment that has great benefits for anyone with dry hair, split ends, coloured hair or a dry and flaky scalp. It also makes your hair feel gorgeous and is so easy to do. Generally I recommend Coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment but you can use Argan or Camelia oil. Having said that, I will often use the latter oils as leave in stylers/treatments after shampooing as they are lighter oils and less likely to leave hair feeling greasy. Certainly coconut oil is more economical as a massage in, wash out treatment.
For this treatment you will need
Hair (ha ha!)
Coconut oil (organic is best!)
How much oil you use will depend on your hair type and length – shorter or fine hair will obviously need less oil than thicker, longer hair. My hair is shorter at the moment and fine (although there is lots of it) so I use about a dessert spoon.
- Apply to dry hair and work through to tips, being sure to reach all of the hair.
- Massage scalp lightly.
- Apply shampoo (no need to wet hair first).
- Lather and wash out.
- Dry and style as usual.
If you have the time, leave the Coconut oil in for a longer period of time. I usually apply this treatment once a week as I have dry hair so washing frequently isn’t ideal but if you really want to condition your hair use this pre-treatment a couple of times a week or alternatively apply Camelia or Argan oil post washing.
If you currently use a pre-shampoo treatment please tell us about it.