Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My PRE POO Method ( updated)

Hola Chicas/Chicos...I pray all is well with everyone.

Ok, let's talk, again, about the benefits of 'pre pooing' and my pre poo method. I'm quite sure that if you haven't heard, you will hear this term mentioned and some may think to themselves, 'what the heck is pre poo..Is that some sort of product???' Ok, so today I'm giving the scoop on what it is and how I do my..PRE POO.

PRE-POOing is a term used when describing a method of moisturizing and detangling the hair to prep it and minimize the harshness of shampooing the hair. By adding oils during your pre poo method, it helps prevent hair from swelling from absorbing water too quickly. It also helps the hair hold on to more conditioner once rinsing.


  • Divide and Conquer: I divide my hair into 6 sections.
  • Mist and dampen:(optional) I dampen my hair using my Natty ACV Hair and Scalp Mist and massage it into my hair, particularly focusing on the scalp, to loosen the dirt and product buildup. 
  • Slip and Slide: I apply a generous amount of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO), My Natty Moist conditioner or I use Henna Sooq's Cocoveda Oil and rub throughout each section, making sure to apply from root to tip. 
  • Detangle the Mangle: Once the oil is applied, I finger detangle each section then place in smaller twisted sections, preparing for shampooing. This method also helps with removing shed hair that can otherwise become clogged in your drain.
  • Hide and Seek: I cover my oiled twisted hair with a plastic cap for 30 minutes to allow the oil to settle in.
  • Rinse: I rinse out the ACV Mist and Oil, while in the twists to avoid retangling.
  • Shampoo: On damp hair, I apply the shampoo of my choice, usually: Terressentials Pure Earth Wash , Henna Sooq's Pure Carrot, Sweet Honey or Berhempsu Shampoo BarsDudu Osum's Shampoo or The Bentonite Clay Treatment. I do this cleansing method while in front of a mirror, while in twists, using my finger to gently focus on the scalp. Again, cleansing while the hair is in twists or plaits aids in preventing the hair from re tangling and conserve water.
  • Rinse: I do my final rinsing in the shower. I gently untwist one twist at a time, allowing the stream of the shower to aid in further detangling (the weight of the water is wonderful for aiding in allowing easy detangling). Then retwist back up and move on to the next one. 
  • Deep Condition.

The Beauty of Pre Pooing:

Monday, May 21, 2012


Greetings, Chicas and Chicos..I pray all is well with everyone.

Ok, so seriously, there is no excuse as to why it has taken me sooooooo long to post this event on my blog for you guys..This event took place in November 2011..No excuse..Ok, so now that I have scolded myself. I'm excited to present Chattanooga, TN (my hometown) very 1st Natural Hair Meetup hosted by moi. I truly truly enjoyed this event and the event planners were so creative and wonderful and of course, I will introduce them shortly. And I knowwww another meetup is long over due and believe me, many natural lovelies have let me know this..soon, lovelies..soon!!

Now, due to the fact that I used to be an Interior Designer, I love to incorporate a design aspect and atmosphere into the equation, which is why, Homespun at Warehouse Row was the PERFECT location. With it's chic interior, vintage details and accessories and two wonderfully chic and funky party planners, it was love at first sight. Every item in the store was vintage or created by local artists and I LOVED that!! The setup down to the gift bags were O'Mazing. The event was intimate and personal with each of the 60+ guests receiving a gift bag of: Mhe Magazine Sneak Peek, 2oz Sample of Natty Moist, a wonderfully orchestrated CD, a personal Natural Hair Guide that detailed natural hair blogs, websites, natural product vendors, a sample hair care regimen and more. Each guest was also greeted with a Cocktails and Curltalk note pad for note taking, a drink station of Sangria (compliments of my hubby) and a natural fruit mixture with vodka and a fresh rosemary sprigs and a full fajita bar from Moes that satisfied the meat eaters to vegetarians with dishes from chicken to steak to tofu..and, a dessert station..So, without further ado, enjoy the pics:


The Drink-able and Edible Station

The Wonderful Owners and Party Planners:

The Guests Are Here..The Guests Are Here..

Upon Arrival, I greeted each guest, they were offered a beverage, was asked to write their names down on a blank pen card for the Giveaway drawings. The guests, during cocktails were able to tour the venue, check out the goodies at their seat and meet other naturals arriving.

Q&A, Giveaways and More..Oh My!!

And We all Lived Happily Ever After...Until Next Time