We all know the drill when it comes to washing your hair. Shampoo, conditioner, and then the occasional deeply nourishing mask after.
But, did you know there is a little-known but all important step called the pre-shampoo?
Pre-shampoos come in different forms. There are masks, oils and sprays. Regardless of the format, by using a pre-shampoo, you can actually address your scalp and hair's needs before you shampoo. A good pre-shampoo treatment can help by removing build-up, clearing excess sebum, providing hydration or filling in porous areas with moisturizing ingredients. This way, your shampoo can do its job better while at the same time preventing precious moisture from being stripped in the process.
Here are some of the pre-shampoo standouts that have been tested and are well-loved by fans all over.
Generally, you apply the pre-shampoo to dry hair or scalp before heading to the shower. Leave on for approximately 10-20 minutes, before turning on the water to shampoo and condition as usual. Rinse thoroughly to avoid any product residue.