Do I really need a pre-shampoo treatment?

— September 02, 2020

Pre-shampoo treatments can actually be an amazing part of your regimen. If you're still a bit confused on exactly why you need one, check it out. 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, a creamy treatment will help soften curls and prevent them from bunching up during your wash. If you have hard water, cream and oil treatments are life-savers, as they deposit 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. Cool. So how do I actually use a pre-shampoo treatment? cB: To use: 30 minutes before your wash, apply your Aveda Nutriplenish Hair Oil to slightly dampened hair. Certain ingredients work better on moist strands. 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. Do you use a pre-shampoo treatment?