You’re probably wondering what exactly a pre-shampoo mask is, right? Here are the deets to using your Creme of Nature Pre-Shampoo Detoxifying Clay Mask.

Do I REALLY need a pre-shampoo treatment?

cB: Actually, yes. You’ve probably noticed the influx of pre-shampoo treatments popping up everywhere, but they’re really beneficial to curly hair. Yes, it’s an additional step in your regimen but it makes the rest of your wash day much easier. Pre-shampoo treatments were created to help ease tangles during your wash and cut down on snags and knots.

Who is a pre-shampoo treatment really for?

cB: Great question. Though all curl types can use a pre-shampoo treatment, it’s especially great for certain textures and styles. If you’re a 4-type who’s prone to tangling during the shampoo stage, this creamy treatment will help soften curls and prevent them from bunching up during your wash. If you have hard water, this treatment is a life-saver, as it deposits conditioners into the hair cuticles (essentially coating them) to help prevent your strands from absorbing a ton of pollutants during your initial rinse. Also, if you’re the girl who uses a TON or product, including sticky gels, thick, heavy stylers and edge control, this treatment will help dissolve your gunk and make that first wash really count.

Is the Creme of Nature Pre-Shampoo Detoxifying Mask the same as a traditional pre-shampoo treatment? 

cB: Yes, it is very similar, but it has the added benefit of depositing minerals into the hair shaft while prepping the hair for wash day. It’s particularly good for those needing to detox strands with healing charcoal and clay.

Cool. So how do I actually use a pre-shampoo treatment? 

cB:  To use: 30 minutes before your wash, apply your Creme of Nature Pre-Shampoo Detoxifying Mask to dry hair. Certain ingredients work better on moist strands, so feel free to spritz it a bit, if necessary. Smooth it through your hair and massage your scalp to dissolve dirt and product build-up. You can cover with a cap and rinse before adding shampoo. After that, simply continue with your regimen.

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