You likely already know that a hair mask in a very important step of your haircare routine. But, did you know there's a new step to add that begins long before you even start the washing process? Meet pre-shampoo treatments. Get the scoop on this brand new trend that taking over the hair aisle.
What is it: Pre-shampoo treatments
What it does: It depends on your pre-shampoo product, but overall, pre-shampoo treatments are meant to deliver high doses of moisture and hydration to strands prior to cleansing.
How to do it: You guessed it, apply your pre-shampoo treatment or mask prior to shampooing. It truly varies on whether you apply to wet or dry hair, however, most pre-shampoo masks we've checked out, actually will have you apply a generous amount of product from root to tip on dry hair. Leave the treatment on for anywhere from 10-30 minutes (depending on your treatment) and follow with a shampoo.
Bumble and bumble's six signature oils—argan oil, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil, safflower seed oil, and grapeseed oil—come together in this highly concentrated balm, which magically melts into an oil upon contact with the warmth of your hands. Apply on dry hair for moisture, then follow with your normal cleansing and conditioning treatments.
This unique mask can either work as a pre-shampoo treatment or a co-wash for mega dry strands. Formulated with oil, extracts, and butters, this treatment is ideal for anyone suffering from severely damaged or color-treated hair. Apply the mousse from root to tip and let sit for 40 minutes for maximum conditioning.
Formulated with avocado, olive and almond oil, rosemary, and nettle extracts, Burt's Bees natural pre-shampoo treatment is meant to be used on wet hair to penetrate deep into hair to deliver intense hydration, nourishment, and shine. The result is silky smooth, high-gloss shine.
This treatment from L'Oréal is a tad different than the other pre-shampoos we spotted. This mask contains three refined clays and is meant to rid roots of impuirties and oil. To use, apply the clay to the roots and let sit for five minutes. Watch as the mask absorbs oil and leaves hair totally cleansed.
Have you tried a pre-shampoo treatment? Let us know your thoughts on this trend!