If you missed it, Abo met Nilotiqa last week. This is what she thought. This week she shares her pre-poo & co-wash experience with Nilotiqa Products.
"This week I will tell you about my first Pre-poo and Co-wash experience. Big terms? Let’s not worry about that for now.
After my first experience with Nilotiqa’s Nourishing and Scalp Oil and Deep Moisture Hair Butter, I decided to unplait my hair so I could use the rest of the products.
My hair was in such a state. It’s been 2 months since I have relaxed it. It was dry, it was breaking, it was terrible.. a true resemblance of what Xhosa people describe as “iinwele ezi frasti”, direct translation - “frustrated hair”.
My next option was for me to wash it as it was getting me frustrated. I soaked it in lukewarm water for a few minutes and eventually washed it but without any shampoo or soap.. in more simpler terms, I rinsed it, just thoroughly.
I used a towel to dampen it, gentle, as I didn’t want to break it any further. I sectioned it into four parts, applied Nilotiqa’s Replenishing Conditioner thoroughly on each section and left it there for about 15 – 20 minutes. The feeling was a refreshing one, as I could feel the pauses of my head opening up feeling the fresh air piercing through.
I eventually rinsed it off. It came off easily and nicely. There was no sticky residue left afterwards. Notice this; during both times that I have washed my hair I did not use a shampoo.
Maybe now is a good time to define the big terms mentioned above; a pre-poo (short for preshampoo treatment) is defined as a treatment done on hair prior shampooing.. which is what I was doing with the conditioner initially. But then again I thought, let me skip shampooing altogether and stick with just using the conditioner. Which is what “Co-wash” is; “conditioner only washing”. This is due to the fact that shampoos sometimes damage hair and mine was already breaking, so I couldn’t risk more damage.
After that I sectioned my hair into four parts again and applied Nolitiqa’s detangling cream. The hair had so much knots on it, I had no hope of detangling that without any comb and any pain. But I detangled each section using my fingers. The cream did wonders. It dried out in the process as I was so slow. So I couldn’t use the flexi rods that I had planned to use to curl it. I was left with hair with 2 textures; growth until half way and relaxed on top. I decided to rock a doek the following day at work until I could figure out a way to unite the hair.
And so I did. I decided to wet my hair and used perm rods to curl it up, using Nilotiqa’s Replenishing Conditioner as a live in. It looked amazing. I looked Amazing. I used the “pineapple” method to doek it up at night and Nilotiqa’s Nourishing Oil to shine it up, it lasted for a couple of days.
I have been with Nilotiqa for about a week now and my hair is so healthier and so rich.
Follow the progress, learn more about protective styling and the amazing Nilotiqa products.
#NaturalWithNilotiqa #TransitionWithUs #Journey"
Wow! Abo doing so much more with the products!
If you are struggle with your transitioning process, get your Nilotiqa Hair Care Products and join our journey. We are here to help you!