Agave Nectar & Coconut Oil Pre-Poo

agave plantMy favorite pre-poo treatment for my natural hair is a humectant/oil blend which is great for adding moisture and softness to the hair.  Humectants are water loving substances that attract water to the hair while oils aid to soften the strand and seal in moisture.  Honey, molasses and glycerin are all easy to find humectants while agave nectar is the new kid on the block.  I like to use agave nectar is it pours easy and is not as sticky. You can substitute agave for honey in a 1:1 ratio.

Agave-Coconut Pre-Poo Treatment

3 oz cheapy conditioner, I like Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut

2 oz coconut oil

2 oz agave nectar

Pour all ingredients into a color applicator bottle (found at your local beauty supply store), place your finger of the nozzle and shake well to mix.  Apply to the full length of  dry hair.  Cover hair with plastic cap and allow to sit for 10-20 minutes.  Add heat from hooded dryer or hot towel for added conditioning.  Rinse hair with warm water then cleanse and condition as normal.

This recipe is easily customizable.  You can change out agave nectar for your favorite humectant  or change the coconut oil for your favorite oil.  If you need added protein you can use a protein rich conditioner as the base.

After using this treatment my hair feels amazing; my curls are given new life, my hair soft to the touch and it also easy to detangle.  This will be a forever staple hair treatment for me.


10 thoughts on “Agave Nectar & Coconut Oil Pre-Poo

  1. I’d love to try this once I find somewhere that sells agave nectar. Its great finding a blog that has items you have never thought of using (in this case: agave). It is great that you use a nozzle to apply it since I’m sure like honey it must be really sticky!

    • You can find agave at most natural health food stores or any grocery that has a natural health food section. The thing I love about agave is that it is not a as thick or sticky as honey. Give it a try and report back :)

  2. I was pleasantly surprised just how soft my hair turned out. Having 4b/4c hair its sometimes hard to keep it soft & moisturized. Thanks for the info!

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  5. Great article……Marshall’s, TJMaxx, and Ross sells Agave Nectar as well at a discounted price. It’s in the food aisle with the coffee and pasta.

  6. i’ve only used coconut oil once in my hair but it felt greasy afterwards (this was a conditioning product used for African American hair, which I do not have). And I don’t use shampoo (no-poo) and was wondering if it would work the same? Or will it leave a oily look?

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