EDIT: Please note Cachos Brazil has been observed to be defunct since May 2023.
Looking for pre shampoo treatment for dry hair? Is your hair is coloured? bleached even? Does your hair feel really unmanageable? Then it is probably damaged and damaged hair needs extra care. That is why I am always on the lookout for products focused on repair. This is my review for Cachos Brazil Pre Shampoo Hair Treatment. What makes this special? Is it different from Olaplex or Curlsmith Bond Salve – let’s figure!
Who needs Cachos Brazil Pre Shampoo Treatment ?
The brand recommends this preshampoo treatment for people with:
- chemically treated hair
- coloured hair, I purchased one for myself in 2018.
- damaged hair like sun damage and/or heat damage, and
- for those looking for natural alternatives to treat hair damage.
I was already doing Olaplex Treatments but I wanted something more natural. 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 than normal. Basically this treatment helps your hair retain moisture for longer days!
How this treatment helps repair hair damage?
The amazonian ingredients in this hair butter help in regeneration! The brand description says ‘It 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. My coloured my hair 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. Using this helped me quench that thirst almost immediately!
Benefits Include: ⬇️
- ✔ Ucuuba Butter = Restoration
- ✔ Pracaxi oil = Moisturizer
- ✔ Murumuru Seed Butter = Elasticity
- ✔ Babassu Seed Oil= Deep Conditioner
- ✔ Buriti Fruit Oil = Strengthens
- ✔ Bacuri Butter = Growth
Can you apply this Pre Shampoo Treatment on dirty hair?
Cachos pre shampoo treatment has Pracaxi and Babassu oils which are penetrating oils. So they deeply penetrate into your hair regardless. Besides, if you already use products that 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.
Consistency & Texture of Cachos pre-shampoo treatment
As a hair butter it is really thick. It does not have the consistency of an oil. Many exotic oils are blended together to form a unique hair butter treatment. So remember to use less.
How to Use it?
Apply this hair butter is on your dry hair. Not wet nor damp. Pay special attention to the ends because that is where the hair is likely the driest. The usage and frequency depends on how damaged or needy your hair feels.
- Step1: Wash your hands! Don’t touch your keyboard, or your phone and come and do this.
- Step 2: Use your nails to take out the butter for minimum contact and less contamination.
- Step 3: Take a little bit at a time and allow it to melt between your fingers. This butter melts right away!
- Step 4: Take a small section of your hair, smooth and detangle your hair also.
- Step 5: Make two-strand twists. Cover with a cap. Keep 30min to overnight.
The instructions say that you have to keep it for like 20-30 mins before wash. But I like to keep it overnight sometimes. So that’s a judgement call. You have to judge whether you need it overnight or not. But if your hair is not damaged, then you can just keep it like for half an hour or one hour then shampoo it OUT. Do not cowash.
Making Two Strand Twists with this Treatment
Do not finger coil with this Treatment because hair is dry and manipulating dry hair like that will likely cause breakage. If your twists unravel it just means you twisted them in the wrong direction. So don’t panic, just twist the other way. Make big or small twists as you prefer. If you want smaller curls you can also twist them in smaller sections.
- Twist the twisted sections together and create a hairstyle to go about your day; let it saturate in your hair.
- When I am done I apply little to my hands and feet also, it repairs my horrible cracks! Yay for multiplayer products!
- Always shampoo to wash this treatment out of your hair.
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. You can use any oil to prepoo but will your dry and colour damaged hair really get the benefits mentioned here? Hard to say. I use this because of the rich Brazilian oil blend and it’s coconut-free!
Is this Pre Shampoo Treatment suitable for Postpartum hair?
No. I found my postpartum hair was brittle already. So using intense treatments like this that require shampoo made it drier. Olaplex is ideal for postpartum hair. Buy it here.
Is it a protein treatment?
No. But maybe because some plant ingredients like the Avocado oil can mimic protein. I found this gentle for my Low Porosity hair.
Does it prevent hair loss?
If your hair loss is from external damage then yes! 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 repair damage to strengthen your hair. You still need to treat your hair with gentleness and kindness. See your healthcare professional if you experience excessive hair shedding due to medical issues.
How is this different from other Cachos Brazil oils?
You can’t really. Those Elixir oil blends do not have the same ingredients. Nor can you use this preshampoo treatment to style your curly hair! This is meant to be washed out while the Elixirs are formulated to stay in your hair.
Learn more from my review tutorial here. Thank you for watching & reading!