My 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.