Wondering what the big deal is with a pre-poo? Is it really a necessary part of a curly girl's hair care routine? Click through for a few good reasons why a pre-poo treatment is a good idea for textured hair.
Do you include a "pre-poo" in your hair routine? Many with textured hair swear by this step to prep for an easier wash day. Watch this curly girl demonstrate her pre-poo routine with the help of the Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer.
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Detangling can be stressful! With the change of seasons, we often find our hair's moisture levels can fluctuate. As a result, the detangling process can seem unbearable. This season we came up with "4 Hacks" to help you detangle with ease.
Welcome to the Q-Review! Every month, we showcase a recent demo, review, or testimonial. Today we’re highlighting Mo of Mo Knows Hair and the video series she recently created to feature three different uses for the Q-Redew.
Monica, or “Mo,” is the founder of Mo Knows Hair, a resource dedicated to providing tips and tutorials for beautiful, healthy hair. She has garnered great popularity on social media for her style and personality, and continues to grow in popularity on and offline.
“My hope, with Mo Knows Hair, is that I can be a resource to those looking for hair care help and styling inspiration. I’ve had my hands in many types of hair over the years, and have learned lots about styling and hair care that I want to share with you all!” ~ Mo
In her first video, Mo demonstrates how to restyle an old wash and go into a two strand flat twist out using the Q-Redew to refresh and rejuvenate hair between styles.
The next video features a pre-poo routine for deep conditioning using the Q-Redew to assist in the penetration of the products into the hair’s shaft.
The last video displays how to use the Q-Redew to refresh a few day old wash and go, by moisturizing and rejuvenating the hair.
What is your favorite way to use your Q-Redew? Is it one of the ways Mo has demonstrated? Tell us in the comments below!
Hair typing can be intimidating. With so many products on the market that are listed for certain hair types and textures, it feels like deciphering how to label your hair is an inevitable step in your natural hair journey.
Pre-poo? A pre-poo routine is used to prepare the hair before cleansing. Typically a conditioning treatment is applied to the hair and left to sit from twenty minutes to all night prior to shampooing. The purpose is to prepare the hair for the manipulation required while washing. Some women find that the pre-poo routine adds the moisture that their hair craves. Reporting a softer more moisturized end result.
One common complaint that we hear is "I can not get my low porosity hair to absorb any moisture. Product just sits on the surface" That is where the Q-Redew hand held hair steamer comes into the pre-poo routine!
The Q-Redew hair steamer warms and softens the hair while temporarily lifting the cuticle of the hair shaft. It is while the cuticle is open that the moisture, whether from the steam of the Q-Redew and/or the applied product, is able to penetrate the hair satisfying that craving for moisture.
It is the low porosity ladies that need the temporary lift of steam. Low porosity hair has tightly packed, low profile cuticles that keep moisture from moving in and out of the hair freely. The upside is once you get the moisture into the hair and the cuticle lies flat again, the hair holds onto the moisture better than our friends with the high porosity hair. (The friend that can slather on the butters and creams and they just melt into their hair.)
How to pre-poo?
- We recommend using your favorite moisturizing product. (Remember products that provide moisture have water as one of the first ingredients.)
- Apply the hair conditioning product to your hair working in sections if your hair is thick.
- Apply steam for several minutes from root to end focusing on the dryer areas of your hair. Working in sections as needed. *As a bonus detangle each section while warm.
Notice we said "several minutes"? Yep! That is all the time it takes for your hair to absorb the moisture once the cuticle is a bit raised. Convenient, right?
A great pre-poo demo by @itsmeladyg…..
Thank you @itsmeladyg!