I usually only pre-poo my hair for about an hour before shampooing, but I wanted to see what would happen if I left the coconut oil in my hair all night. Section by section, I sprayed my hair with water and applied a generous amount of coconut oil from root to tip. I removed any shed hair and twisted each section when complete. I ended up with 7 sections. You might end up with more or less depending on how long and/or dense your hair is. Once I finished my whole head, I put a plastic bag (yes, literally a plastic grocery bag) over my hair, and then covered the bag with my satin cap. Why the plastic bag? It generates heat, keeps the moisture in, and quickens the process of moisture absorption and retention. Below is what my hair looked like the next morning.
|Not as shiny as I expected, but SO soft.|
|Super soft, freshly shampooed hair.|
Talk about moisturized! My hair feels and looks amazing. I will definitely continue to do overnight pre-poos using the baggy method from now on. My hair is still pinned up, but I anticipate it will be very easy to style once I take these twists down.