Monday, April 16, 2012

Revisiting the Coconut Prepoo

Ingredients used for my first Trini coconut prepoo mix

Last few months I have been rough on my hair so I decided to give it some TLC by doing a coconut prepoo treatment a few weeks ago. This would be the fist time I was attempting this in Trinidad. I had coconut oil that I brought with me from the US but I needed to locate the other ingredients locally. 

After mixing up all my ingredients. It was a bit less thick in consistency than when I made it previously but worked just as well

My undetangled, dry hair before prepooing. Clearly the last few months been rough lol

A section of my hair after applying the prepoo mixture. Curls are elongated and the section is easily detangled.

Full head all done prepooing

The amount of hair lost. Not bad at all considering I can't remember the last time I fully detangled my hair prior to this lol

Prepoo hair the next day after sleeping on it. 

Once I was done pre-pooing, I steamed using my Huetiful hair steamer. I then shampooed using the Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo, conditioned with Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor, did an ACV rinse, applied my homemade leave-in and twisted my hair up to dry.

Putting that Huetiful steamer to work!

Naked hair after washing out the coconut prepoo after steaming.

Deep conditioning
My ACV rinse: 2 caps full of ACV, 2 cups water

Back view, post-ACV rinse

Front view, post-ACV rinse

Ingredients used in this batch of leave-in

Hair after applying leave in

All twisted up! 


  1. Totally amazing!! So how long does it al take?

    1. applying the coconut and detangling took about 1.5 hrs, I slept on it overnight then steamed for 20minutes, washing and conditioning took about 30 minutes and twisting took about 30 minutes.

  2. Hello. Im Also a trini natural and was really looking into the Huetiful steamer. Where did you buy it and how much did it set you back?
    Thanks In Advance

    1. Hi Ellipsis!
      I got mine as a Christmas gift but you can check the huetiful website for their current prices. I doubt that it is available for retail in Trini

  3. where do you buy good coconut oil in Trinidad? i only get that horrible coconut oil with the green label from you have an idea of how much it will cost, the total cost to order one online... thank have really nice hair, i'm transitioning back to natural....

    1. Hi,
      unfortunately I have never bought coconut oil in Trinidad. I get mine from the US. I do sometimes see it at Xtra foods in grand bazaar but not sure how it smells