How To Pre Poo With Castor Oil?

Pre-poo is a healthy beauty routine to nourish your hair and keep them soft, smooth, and silky. Read on to know how to pre-poo with castor oil!

Popularly known as a pre-shampoo treatment, pre-pooing is a great way to untangle and moisture your hair. There are two ways to pre-poo your hair. Either you can go for a conditioner or prewash your hair with an effective oil, like castor oil. Though we recommend you use castor oil as it is natural, chemical-free, and highly effective. In this article, we will learn how to pre-poo with castor oil.

Today we will cover:

What is Pre-Poo?

what is pre poo

Pre-poo is a hair treatment process done before washing or shampooing your hair. It’s done to restore hair’s health and treat common hair problems caused by heat, coloring, and improper hair grooming. It consists of applying an effective natural oil (like castor oil) and leaving it for some time so it can deeply condition your hair.

Why You Should Pre-Poo with Castor Oil?

Packed with essential nutrients, ricinoleic acid, vitamins, and minerals, castor oil offers plenty of benefits to the hair and deeply nourishes them. The advantages of pre-washing your hair with castor oil are listed below.

It moisturizes your hair

Castor oil treats your dry hair by moisturizing and making them soft and silky. It also makes combing easier.

It is a good conditioner

The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action of castor oil helps in cleaning and deeply nourishing the scalp. It’s also very comforting and eliminates dandruff.

It darkens your hair

Pre-poo hair treatment with castor oil is a natural way to keep your hair smooth and silky. It does so by hydrating your hair and making them rich and dark.

How To Pre-Poo With Castor Oil?

how to pre poo with castor oil

To prepoo your hair with castor oil, you will need:

  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut Oil or Lavender Oil (To thicken the castor oil and add fragrance)
  • Small Bowl


  1. Take a small bowl and combine four tablespoons of castor oil and one tablespoon of castor oil in it.
  2. Mix them well and gently apply the oil mixture all over your hair.
  3. Now, massage your oil properly so the oil can penetrate roots and nourish the hair.
  4. Let the oil rest for 4-5 hours before washing your hair.

Precautions and Helpful Tips

Follow the precautions and helpful tips to have a hassle-free and effective pre-poo treatment.

  • Always use hexane-free, organic, and cold-pressed castor oil for pre-poo treatment.
  • If you have a hair steamer you can use it to warm up your hair, thereby increasing the flow of castor oil in the roots.
  • Use a quality shampoo to wash your hair after pre-poo.
  • Wait for at least 4-5 hours before washing your hair so the oil can penetrate properly.
  • Repeat this treatment 2 times a week to ensure good hair health.

Final Thoughts

Pre-poo hair treatment is a necessary remedy to strengthen and nourish your hair naturally. Excessive styling, color, chemical exposure, and make-up damage our hair, so it’s important to repair them with the right care and hair routine. Do include pre-poo treatment in your beauty schedule and let us know about the results in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Dr Helen Smith
Dr. Helen Smith provides food and nutrition consultation and treatment for obese as well as health-conscious patients. She holds B.S in psychology and completed her M.S in nutrition sciences from California State University. She has over five years of experience in advising and helping patients with the right nutrition and diet. Her mission is to make nutrition information accessible to everyone and help people follow a healthy lifestyle.

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  1. Thank you for the info and ideas! (for very irritated skin. and, see if I can use it on my cat, too.)

    I’m trying it! I’m also going to put on a shower cap to keep it warmer, since its chilly here. ~ K

    FYI I think you meant 4:1 ratio castor to coconut oil but the application method has typo mixing castor oil with castor oil. Thanks again.


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