Our Hair Goes From a 10 to a 5 When We Forget to Use This Product Pre-Shampoo


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You know when you see someone who has good hair? Like indisputably good hair that makes you stop and seriously consider approaching them to ask how they got such good hair and what products they use to keep it that way? Yeah, I've always wanted to be one of those people, which is why I often experiment with new products and techniques to improve my fine, flat, and dullness-prone strands. Volumizing hair products help, and so do shine spraysHot rollers make a particularly big difference. 

When it comes down to it, though, the basis of really good hair isn't about which styling products you use. Instead, it's about how well you care for your hair with moisturizing, nourishing products. That's why I hoard hair oils and masks. It's also why I swear by pre-shampoo treatments. 

As the name suggests, these products are designed to be used as the first step in a routine, and they strengthen, moisturize, and protect vulnerable hair—among other benefits. When used regularly, they make a big (read: visible) difference. Ahead, see the 13 best pre-shampoo treatments to use in the pursuit of stronger, shinier strands. Get ready for compliments.


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Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.