Have you ever thought about nourishing your your hair before you shampoo? Yes, it sounds nuts, since you're just going to wash it out, but pre-shampoo hair treatments are popping up everywhere and the benefits are worth the extra effort. Incorporate them into your beauty routine once a week or as needed and trust me, you'll love the results. Here are three pre-shampoo treatments on my radar.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, $49 at philipkingsley.com
This pre-shampoo treatment helps to increase elasticity, bounce and shine in your hair. When your hair's wet, it stretches. Leave this light-weight cream on your strands for 10-20 minutes before shampooing to ensure your hair's moisturized and won't break when combing it out after washing.
Hair Essentials Nourishing Hair Oil, $29.99 at hairessentials.com
This hair oil is made with a combination of oils like coconut, rosemary, lavender, cedar wood to help moisturize and nourish your scalp and hair. Apply a small dollop on dry hair and massage it into your scalp and take it all the way down to your ends. Leave it on for an hour before shampooing.
Kerastase Metamorph'oil, $44 at kerastase-usa.com
A combination of six different oils, oriander, coco, rice bran, argan, cranberry and rosemary, this pre-shampoo treatment acts like a purifier for your hair. Think cleanse. It helps to remove dirt, oil and product build up before you shampoo. Apply a quarter size amount to dry hair and massage it into your hair shaft. Leave in for 2-3 minutes before rinsing and shampooing.