Cachos Brazil Prepoo Treatment: Review & Tutorial

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For that special treat once a month I use Cachos Brazil Preshampoo Hair Treatment. What makes this special? Of all the things why would I pick this? Learn more from my review tutorial here. 


What is Prepoo?

A routine to prepare my hair before shampoo hence the name pre-shampoo. It is a pre-shampoo treatment. Learn more from my prepoo guidelines here.

Do you need Cachos Brazil Preshampoo Treatment too?

I knew I needed this pre-shampoo treatment right after I got my highlights back in 2018.  My highlights made my normal porosity hair needy like high porosity - just extra dry. So I figured that it is time I do something special to the highlighted areas. I was already doing Olaplex Treatments but I wanted something more natural. Since the brand recommends this preshampoo treatment for people with chemically treated hair, coloured hair, damaged hair, sun damage, heat damage, I purchased one for myself!

Colouring your hair automatically puts your hair in the high porosity category.  High porosity hair is highly porous so moisture escapes really fast and since there are more holes in your hair now you need special treatments like this to fill those holes!  Otherwise no matter what you do the moisture will escape really fast and your hair will get frizzy faster compared to normal hair. Basically this treatment helps your hair retain moisture for longer days!  

Why it is recommended for treating hair damage? 

Because of the amazonian ingredients in this hair butter help in regeneration! The brand description saysIt restores natural keratin, moisture, elasticity, shine and manageability to dry, damaged or chemically treated hair’, and that is exactly what I need for my dry damaged hair. When I had coloured my hair, it became really really dry and I was so upset for the first few weeks. I couldn't figure out what is wrong with my hair. Then using this helped me quench that thirst almost immediately...

So if your hair is also coloured or if it is really dry it is because it is probably damaged. Damaged hair needs extra care to look good. So you do this stuff. My hair is more manageable when I do this. I do this like once in two weeks or monthly depending on how much care my hair needs. Use your discretion. 

So here's my hair journey from the beginning till now, in pictures. It goes something like this: 2017: Clueless 2018, first half: Curly gurl in training 2018, second half: Bad decisions, colored hair, terrible fallout as a result 2019: Three chops later, new pregnancy, learning new things about my hair My 2020 goal is to go back to my natural 2018 God-given natural hair, before I went a bit crazy with colors and what not. #dontgiveup #youcandothething #healthyhairjourney #curlygirlmethod #curly

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Prepoo has been one of the biggest game-changers so if you don’t already, start now. 

Can you apply oil or butter on dirty hair? 

Cachos preshampoo treatment has Pracaxi and Babassu oils. Some of you may wonder how can you put oil in your hair with previous products from your last washday already in your hair, why would you apply oils over that? These particular oils, that is, Pracaxi and Babassu oils are penetrating oils. So they deeply penetrate into your hair regardless. The products that I used on wash day and for refreshing don’t build-up (CG products are like that!) So that is why I can see the benefits of using this on my preshampoo hair. 


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Consistency & Texture of Cachos pre-shampoo treatment 

First of all, it is hair butter. So it is really thick. It does not have the consistency of an oil. It has got Virola Sebifera seed butter (Ucuuba) Butter, Pentaclethra macroloba (Pracaxi) seed oil, Tucuma butter, Babassu oil, and it has avocado oil which is also a penetrating oil. And it has got some fruit oil also. So it has got some crazy Brazilian oils in here blended together to form a unique hair butter treatment.

How to Use it?

Wash your hands and make sure that they are really clean. Don’t touch your keyboard, or your phone and come and do this. The ideal time to apply this hair butter is on dry hair. Not wet nor damp, but when it is really dry. 

Step1: Make sure that your hands are really clean

Step 2: Use your nails to take out the butter. This ensures minimum contact with the butter and the probability of contamination is lower. 

Step 3: Just rub it between your fingertips slowly together. You will see that this butter melts right away! 

Step 4: Take a section of hair and smooth the oil in. The oil just glides and helps you to detangle your hair also. Pay special attention to the ends because that is where the hair is likely the driest.Once I do this, I twist it in two-strand twists.

Step 5: After I do all these twists, cover with a shower cap or heat cap. Keep 30min to overnight (depending on how damaged or needy your hair feels like)

BEFORE; So this is how my hair looks after applying the @cachosbrazilhaircare preshampoo treatment; with my highlights I would keep it overnight and wash the next day. I also make two-strand-twists to train my curls whenever I apply this treatment. You need very little! Shampoo and style, second video was AFTER. #throwback #honestliz . ✅ @cachosbrazilhaircare available 🔗 Shop link in bio . #preshampoo #colordamage #damagedhair #highporosityhair

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Making Two Strand Twists with this Treatment

I cannot finger coil when I use this Treatment because my hair is dry and doing that will probably just break my hair. So I just coil the ends, after the twists are done. Doing these two stand twists help train curls to curl. #Hif3liciaHelped

Note: if your twists come out it means you twisted them in the wrong direction. Not in the way they want to be twisted. So don’t freak out if your twists come out. You just have to twist them the other way.

I have been training my curls to curl for over a year, so even if I don’t do this now, my hair naturally falls in that organized fashion and that is only because I have trained it. If you want smaller curls you can also twist them in smaller sections. 

You can also twist the previously twisted sections together and create a hairstyle and go about your day and let it saturate in your hair.

The instructions say that you have to keep it for like 20-30 mins before wash. But I like to keep it overnight sometimes. Now that’s a judgement call. You have to judge whether you need it overnight or not. 

When I am done with my hair I apply this hair butter to my hands and feet also, because it makes it softer; my horrible cracks are practically gone too! Yay for multiplayer products!

Can you cowash this treatment? NO.

I never cowash this. It's called a preshampoo treatment for a reason. Since these oils are rich, you may need a gentle yet clarifying shampoo to take it out. The brand advises if you need, you have to shampoo it twice to take it out. That is why I don’t mind keeping it overnight. But if your hair is not damaged, then you can just keep it like for half an hour or one hour then shampoo it

Is using regular oil before shampoo not sufficient?

Oiling before shampoo is what you call as prepoo.  You can apply and follow the same routine with coconut oil if that’s what you have on hand. But will you get all these benefits with traditional oils? No. You can use any oil to prepoo. But my dry and colour damaged hair really needs this. I use this because it has a bunch of Brazilian oils; rich oils blended together in one.


This is the one thing that really helped quench and heal my needy-highlighted-colored-curls. @cachosbrazilhaircare Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment for Strengthening & Restoring. . . The ingredients in this butter work in harmony to deeply penetrate the hair cuticles. Replenishing lost nutrients & keratin to dry damaged, thirsty hair from the inside out. Allowing the hair to hold on to moisture longer, to control frizz, rejuvenate and revive dry lifeless hair. . . 🎀 The brand recommends application for 20min. Me? I leave it overnight because my hair needs that. Use your discretion when you use it too. . . 🎀 You can melt a little of this butter and add it to your hot oil treatments or hair masks too! . . I've had this almost a year now and I'm not even half way through! @cachosbrazilhaircare products last a really long time! Let me know if you try or need help with this product. . . Im not the brand ambassador for this brand here nor do I get paid for this but I'm here to help! ❤️ #HONESTLIZ

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Is it a protein treatment?


Does it prevent hair loss in the shower?

Detangling hair before shower can help you prevent hair fall or breakage in the shower for the most part. However, its using treatments like this and also having a rich internal diet will help your hair be stronger. 

How is this different from other Cachos Brazil oils?

You can't really compare this preshampoo treatment with the hair elixirs of Cachos. Simply because this has more oils that the other oil blends do not. You can use the other oil blends for their hot oil treatment but its the strength and repair benefits that's superior to the other oils. I don't use this treatment to style my hair though! I use the elixirs to do that. So that's the difference. 

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