A Natural’s Recipe for Successfully Flat Ironed Hair

by West Parsons on May 24, 2012 · 35 comments

in hair care, hair styles, straight hair

Patchouli85 is owed100% credit for revealing the mystery concept many of us Naturals were clueless about when it came to successfully flat ironing natural hair for smooth, silk, body and bounce. It’s all in the pre-poo! Below you’ll find her YouTube tutorial on the steps she takes before flat ironing her hair.  Watching the video you will find the manner in which the product is applied,  how long the product is left on the hair and where this step occurs in your regimen makes a huge difference.

Like many, I never understood the purpose of deep conditioning your hair before shampooing… until I garnered the same silky-straight results as Patchouli85.

Check out the ingredients of Patchouli’s pre-poo!

Ingredient’s Listed in Video
Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioning Treatment
Optimum Oil Therapy
Coconut Oil
Camelia Oil
Jojoba Oil

Pictured below is my hair when using Patchouli’s method. Though this was a few years ago, when following the same steps, it’s a tried and true method! The base conditioner for my pre-poo is Silk Elements Mega Silk Moisturizing Treatment and I am always sure to add coconut oil — whenever I omit, the result is not as great.

Wonder what my hair looked like before I started pre-pooing before using heat?  Look here.

READ MORE: I Straightened My Hair. I like It But! (2012 Flat Iron Update)

Other Helpful Articles
Pre-Poo 101: Why You Must Do This Each Wash Day
7 Things You Should Have Before Flat Ironing Natural Hair
How To| Prevent Heat Damage When Flat Ironing Natural Hair
I Straightened My Hair. I like It But! (2012 Flat Iron Update)

Video Tutorials
How To| Straighten Natural Hair
How To| Avoid Heat Damage
How To| Prepare Natural Hair for Silky Straight Results
My Wash Day Regimen (detangle, deep condition, deep co-wash)

Now, will you consider pre-pooing?