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Aloe Vera Pre-Poo [Best DIY Recipe & Benefits]

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Every naturalista will bump into challenges with managing dry natural hair at some point in their natural hair journey. That's why NHP tutorials are here for you like a loyal puppy when you walk your pretty self through the front door!

Truth is:

The cure for hydrating your precious locks can vary depending on the cause or nature of the inevitable “dry spell” situation.

Whether the result of neglect or a failure to properly tend to your kinky tresses or a bad choice in natural curly hair care products, the cure is often not a one-size-fits-all.

There is no perfect formula for curing dry natural hair. However, the natural hair community has some extreme opinions about sure-fire methods (like pre-pooing) to take control of that precious mane growing on your head. 

So let's talk about why aloe vera pre-poos are "the bees-dang-knees"...

Aloe Vera Pre-Poo Benefits You’ll Like

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“Pre-poo” is not just a buzzword. They are an excellent hair treatment that every naturalista should include in their hair care regimen.

There are many reasons naturalistas incorporate a pre-poo regimen into their best shampoo and conditioner practice as they can serve a multitude of purposes, including as a detangling agent, moisturizer, or as a protectant to guard against products that might strip the hair during the shampooing process.

Pre-poos are derived from various nourishing ingredients, but many of these treatments consist of a particular blend of olive or coconut oil, honey, Moroccan argan oil and premium hair conditioners. Another featured element in pre-poos is aloe vera.

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When to Use Aloe Vera Pre-Poo

Aloe vera pre-poos clearly offer an array of benefits for your hair and scalp.

Aloe vera is a tropical plant that contains a wealth of vitamins A, C, E, B12, and minerals that can support healthy hair growth. It also harbors choline, which studies show can prove very beneficial to individuals who may be suffering from thinning hair.

Aloe vera can assist with detangling your hair, which is essential before the shampoo process to minimize snapping at any phase of the shampoo and conditioning process.

Next, aloe vera pre-poos are a fantastic way to give your scalp some relief. Scalp irritation and inflammation can lead to hair thinning or hair fall if left untreated.

Aloe vera contains healing properties that help restore pH balance and promote an environment conducive to growing, amazingly healthy, and thick hair.

Another benefit of using aloe vera pre-poo is that it can help infuse moisture into dry hair which is one way that aloe vera helps boost hair growth.

Aloe vera has a reputation for helping hair lock in moisture, which is vital when you seek to strengthen your hair and boost hair elasticity.

Another benefit of using aloe vera as a pre-poo treatment is the unique side effect of shine. Dry hair is often dull-looking in appearance.

Dull, dry hair can detract away from the overall quality of your hair and leave you feeling more than a sense of frustration at the detraction away from your otherwise fabulous sense of style.

Aloe vera pre-poos can genuinely change the overall quality of your hair with proper use and application. The wonderful thing about this pre-poo is that you can make it in the comforts of your kitchen at home.

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Aloe Vera Pre-Poo Recipe [DIY Step-by-Step]

Are you ready to make your aloe vera pre-poo? Check out this amazing DIY aloe vera pre-poo recipe that you can make and use today.

Let’s get started. Here’s what you will need:

Aloe Vera Pre-Poo Preparation Instructions:

  1. Cut enough of the leaf for your desired about of aloe. Also, don’t forget to cut away those sharp edges.
  2.  Cut into smaller pieces and so that it resembles the size of a fillet.
  3.  Slowly cut the hard outer cover so that you can remove it, leaving you with the soft inner fillet.
  4.  Place them aside in a container such as a bowl or a cup.
  5.  Place the aloe vera into the blender and add the aloe vera liquid. Be careful not to add too much liquid, or you will lose the gooey benefits of this solution.
  6.  Next, “Pulse Blend” your aloe vera. You are only looking to break up the pieces. Your goal is not to create a liquid form but to release the gel. The appearance of foam means -it’s working.
  7.  Place the pantyhose you have over a glass measuring cup so that you create a filter.
  8.  Pour the aloe vera mixture into the pantyhose. Your goal is to strain the aloe vera mixture. This process is vital because it will help you avoid getting those pesky aloe vera chunks stuck in your hair.
  9.  Squeeze the gooey substance through the pantyhose.
  10.  Pour the mixture into your applicator bottle.
  11.  Next, pour the oil of choice into your second applicator bottle. Add a dash of vitamin E.
  12.  Apply the aloe vera mixture to your scalp, massaging it into the scalp. Note you may see quite a bit of foaming with this mixture, but that is to be expected
  13.  After massaging the mixture into your scalp, add it to your hair.
  14.  Next, apply the oil to your scalp and hair, following the same process as using the aloe vera.

If you have long hair, don't get mad at me sis, but the application process for those blessed with longer hair can take upwards of 12 to 15 minutes.

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How Long Can I Leave the Aloe Vera Pre-Poo in Place? Overnight?

If you do not detangle your hair, you must wash your hair within a short window of time, i.e., the same day preferable to avoid knotting and tangles or the following day for those who like to leave your pre-poo in overnight.

If you detangle and apply this moisture-rich mixture in twists, you can wear it for upwards of a week.

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Aloe Vera Pre-Poo for Low Porosity Hair

The jury is out on whether you can use aloe vera pre-poos on low porosity hair. There is some risk for build-up if your low porosity hair is a magnet for product build-up.

Of course, with the technique described in this article, you may drastically reduce the risk for these gnarly side effects.

Do not be afraid to test the use of the aloe vera pre-poo. You may be pleasantly surprised.

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Q: Can I Use Aloe Vera Gel On My Hair Everyday?

The answer is yes. You can use aloe vera gel on your hair everyday because it is totally safe to use, you can even leave aloe vera gel or pre-poo on your hair overnight.

You can apply fresh aloe vera gel in your hair before going to bed and wash the gel off in the morning for softer, healthy hair. Doing daily aloe vera hair treatments is positively fine. Or use it once or twice a week if you prefer.

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The Wrap Up: Aloe Vera Pre-Poo Is Da Bomb!

So listen up my fan-tabulous NHP-hive honey dip! I’ve laced you with the info you need, now it’s time for you to do somewith the jewels I dropped beside just sittin’ up lookin’ at em’....

Fact is, aloe vera pre-poos are an excellent option for you if you are experiencing dry hair, when you need some help with detangling those kinks and coils before shampooing, or merely looking to hydrate your hair.

Yes, you can get aloe vera pre-poos at Amazon, still though, aloe vera pre-poo can be made from the comfort of your own home with just a few essential ingredients.

This moisture-rich process can help you regain control of your hair and boost your confidence in your hair's overall look and feel.

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And check out our article for my Lovelies in the NHP-Hive who have really dry & irritated scalps. 

See my article about pre-poos for dry scalp problems HERE.

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Melissa Lee is a Contributing Editor to NHP and a former owner of the BlackhairOMG website. She formed 4C Trichology Growth Services, LLC., a US based hair care consultation service. She has also contributed as a writer and consultant for various hair and beauty websites. Melissa can be followed on Twitter here.

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