Pre Wash (Weekly Detox and Scalp Treatment)

(21 customer reviews)


Like a weekly facial for your hair. Pre-shampoo treatment that gets rid of product build up, fortifies the scalp, and leaves hair shinier and smoother.  An essential part of a healthy hair care regime.

chemical free hair care

  • Gentle exfoliators loosen product build up
  • Thyme, Rosemary, Grapefruit and Witch Hazel extracts fortify the scalp, stimulating circulation and creating an optimal environment for hair
  • Sulfate free. Paraben free. Vegan. Cruelty free.
  • 6oz. tube
  • Best if used before Color Kind Wash and Rinse as part of a hair care regime.

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What does it do?

Prewash is a pre-shampoo scalp scrub that removes product buildup, fortifies the scalp and leaves hair shinier and smoother. The gentle biodegradable microbeads also stimulate blood flow to the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth. Chamomile flower extract acts as an anti-inflammatory which soothes itchy irritated scalps. Prewash is best used as a weekly treatment and part of a hair healthy regiment along with the GDY hair care collection.

What to know?

Prewash can be used before applying semi-permanent color to deep cleanse the hair for even better color saturation. Simply use, wash out, dry and apply color. Prewash is the perfect product to use to wash out Poser Paste.

What does it smell like?

An invigorating and refreshing scent of mint and grapefruit essential oils.

Who is it for?

This is for all hair types! Especially those with product buildup, looking for a great way to have a clean, fresh scalp. Prewash is also color safe.

Safe on:

All hair types including natural textured, colored, bleached, and chemically treated hair.

How To Use:

Use Prewash on wet hair before shampoo. Work in Prewash in a circular motion, focusing on the scalp. Let sit on the hair for up to two minutes, rinse follow up with GDY Color Kind Shampoo and Conditioner as part of a healthy hair regimen.

Key Benefits:

Grapefruit Extract stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which helps reduce hair loss and support hair growth; antioxidant properties help cleanse hair strands by removing product residue that can coat the hair.

Chamomile Flower Extract is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties which also conditions the hair.

Thyme Extract facilitates the delivery of nutrients to the scalp and helps create the optimal environment for hair growth while making it healthier and shinier.

Rosemary Extract increases microcirculation of the scalp, which can help create the optimal environment for hair growth.

Free From:

Sulfate-Free, Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free, Vegan

“The top-rated Good Dye Young Pre-Wash Weekly Detox and Scalp Treatment ($30) is a pre shampoo gel with natural plant extracts like thyme (to facilitate nutrients getting to your scalp) and rosemary (to increase circulation to help hair grow). There’s also conditioning chamomile and grapefruit, which remove product residue throughout your hair and leave it both cleaner and softer.” – PopSugar

“The stylers you rely on for silky, shiny hair can actually cause buildup and leave your hair looking dull. A pre-shampoo treatment, like this one, will bust through the buildup and leave your hair looking smoother than ever.” – Total Beauty

“Pre-Wash is a LIFESAVER if you’re a dry shampoo addict like me! I had so much buildup that my regular shampoos weren’t removing. Since using this weekly, my hair feels softer, lighter and more voluminous. Bonus: it smells like a dream!” – Sarah Lou Who

Water, Glycerin, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Microcrystalline, Cellulose, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Maltodextrin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Disteareth-75 Ipdi, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Carboxyethyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Bht, Caprylyl Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycereth-26, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Lauryl Glucoside, Panthenyl Triacetate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.

21 reviews for Pre Wash (Weekly Detox and Scalp Treatment)

  1. Alfonso (verified owner)

    Full disclosure: my hair is not dyed nor has it ever been dyed before. Okay— I’ve been looking for hair products to use on my hair. It’s actually been a tedious adventure if I may add. From the high priced known brands to the lowest third market brands none of them seemed to work. I was about to call it quits and simply wash my hair alone until I saw Hayley’s video tutorial on the pre wash, wash, and rinse hair products, which I will review each one if them accordingly. Ugh, that sounded formal? SORRY. back to the point. Watching Hayley’s video tutorial was enlightening, educational and AWESOME. I was convinced to buying them!! by the way, can you thank Hayley for me for being such an dorky, convincing, and awesome spokesperson/seller? I really do appreciate her convincing me to buy the products 😁😄😊👍.
    I apologize for all of that 👆
    Onto the review!!

    The moment I used the pre-wash I could not help but noticed how refreshing and exfoliating it felt? It almost felt as if my hair gave out a sigh of relief or pent up stress!?! My hair felt nourished? As weird as it may sound, my hair spent the rest of the day feeling that way? I loved using this product, and don’t worry!! I’m going to heed to Miss Williams advice of using once a week?
    Okay— this is my review for the pre wash. I loved it and noticed the effects immediately. Thank you everyone at the GDY workplace. You guys are amazing and even though I might never die my hair (maybe just the poinys/tips? dark red? I have curly/wavy/frizzy hair and it doesn’t fall so I don’t know how it could work !! rambling, sorry), I appreciate the fact there are hair kind products for people like me. Thank you so much GDY, you guys and ladies are the best. 😊😊👍

    • Hallie From GDY


      Thank you so much for your kind words! We also love our Pre-Wash and I look forward to my hair breathing that sigh of relief every week!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  2. Samantha (verified owner)

    I love this product! Smells great & gets rid of all the gunk in my hair.

    • Hallie Jamison


      Thank you for your review! We LOVE our Pre-Wash and the feeling of a freshly detoxed scalp after we use it!

      xx Hallie from GDY

  3. Marisa Kenny (verified owner)

    I’m absolutely obsessed with pre wash. I’ve bought a bunch of different detox / pre-treatment products before and none that have worked this good. With COVID, I’ve used the time at home to extend the time between washing my hair significantly and with all the build up from dry shampoo and oils, this product has been my holy grail. My hair has way more volume after I use this product and just overall feels great.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Marisa,

      I am so glad to hear you found your holy grail with us! Thanks for your review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  4. Valentina Litton (verified owner)

    This is honestly the best smelling product I’ve ever tried! I absolutely love it!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Valentina,

      Thanks for your review. I am glad you love the our Pre Wash!!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  5. Jocelynn (verified owner)

    This is probably my favorite product from GDY! It truly does make my scalp feel so much cleaner! I use it once a week like it recommends. Sometimes twice but I love it so much I don’t want to run out of it quick! Each time I use it it makes my head feel lighter and more airy. Good for getting rid of headaches too!! The smell of this pre wash is the cherry on top as well. If you haven’t tried any of there haircare products yet I’d recommend starting with this one!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There,

      Thanks for your review! I am so happy to hear you are LOVING our pre-wash.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  6. josephleeholman

    I was having a weird day – feeling a little anxious-y. So I decided to take a nice, hot shower to chill. But, when I got in the shower, my anxiety started to ramp up a bit more, like pre-panic attack feeling. I thought, “Do I feel weirder because I just hate my shower setup? Do I need a new curtain? Should I just not be confined in a small space right now and actually get the hell outside for a change?” You know, the racing thoughts that try to pinpoint where the anxiousness is coming from. Anyway, I decided to just chill and breathe. Chill and breathe. Okay, a little better. I reached for the pre-wash shampoo that I’m supposed to use once a week (but use it way more – suck it), and as I started to massage my scalp, that familiar, incredible smell entered my nose and I immediately felt my entire body relax. I breathed with my hand movements, taking in the fragrance. It made me present. I thought of my scalp being nourished. I thought of the pleasure I felt smelling something so amazing. It really calmed me down and made me curious how other smells could potentially help me relax when I’m feeling on edge – olfactory therapy, if you will. I learned that feeling anxious can reduce your ability to use your senses at 100% (because of nerve over-stimulation), and a way to combat that is to get inside your body and let it feel, taste, smell, see, and hear, because those experiences bring you to the now. I don’t know if GDY did this on purpose, but I’m grateful they are allowing their hair care users to experience a product that does more than just nourish the head, but also nourish other senses. Thanks babes. Heart emoji.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There,

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the scents of our hair care. We do pack our haircare with mood boosting essential oils. Glad to hear we could help you on your self care journey.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  7. jenolivia.henry (verified owner)

    I have only used this product once so far but I really loved how my scalp felt afterwards. It’s not something you typically think too much about (the build-up) but I suppose it’s just as nasty as not washing your face.. I didn’t know that, but now that I do, I don’t think I can over go back to not using it. My head feels so fresh and my love absolutely can’t get enough of the smells haha. 10/10 would recommend.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there,

      So glad you are learning the best way to take care scalp. Happy Pre-wash is keeping you fresh. Thanks for the review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  8. amylytle143 (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing. I never thought about exfoliating out buildup, but it’s genius. I thought for ages I had been dealing with dandruff but anti-dandruff shampoos either didn’t do the job or were just too harsh, but it turns out I just had buildup! Using this once every week or two has solved my biggest hair and scalp woes. Plus it smells SO good and feels amazing to use. Please never stop making it because I will never stop buying it!!! One bottle lasted me about 6 months and I just bought my second one!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there,

      This is fantastic! Im so happy to hear Pre Wash was able to help you with your scalp woes. Glad to hear you love not only Pre Wash bu the whole Color Kind line. Thanks for the review.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  9. acifelli856 (verified owner)

    Smells so good & worked well!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There!

      Thanks for your review. Im so glad you enjoyed your Pre Wash experience.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  10. Jenny Dang (verified owner)

    I’m always nervous when trying new products for my hair because my scalp is so finicky but this was fantastic and refreshing for my hair. Looking forward to regularly using this!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Jenny,

      Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed your Pre Wash experience.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  11. Sarah (verified owner)

    Pre Wash has been a great addition to my hair routine! The first time I used it, my hair had that squeaky clean feeling. I followed with Wash and Rinse and the next day my hair was super soft and extra shiny.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi there!

      I’m so glad you loved your experience with Pre Wash. It is the perfect item to start your hair care routine for sure.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  12. KalaBoisvert (verified owner)

    this is really nice! it removed all of the build up and dry skin on my scalp. my head hasn’t been flakey since using it.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There!

      This is what we like to hear. I am so happy you had a wonderful experience with our pre wash.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  13. mackenziecox579 (verified owner)

    smells great and has my bleached hair feeling softer than it did before i bleached it!!

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There!

      I am so glad you loved our Pre-Wash! We love soft great smelling hair!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  14. lupita ayala (verified owner)

    Im obsessed!!! This stuff is great!! I recommend.

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi There!

      Thanks for your review, glad you are obsessed!

      XX Jackie from GDY

  15. Katherine Pazda (verified owner)

    Really love this product! Pre wash has become a must in my shower hair routine and had helped me finally put off wading my hair everyday. My scalp can get pretty oily, but pre wash has cut that down and my hair feels so clean since I’ve been using it

    • Jackie from GDY

      Hi Katherine!

      I am so glad you’re loving Pre-Wash. It’s great for breaking down the gunk so you don’t have to wash nearly as often.

      XX Jackie from GDY

  16. Hope (verified owner)

    I’ve used this product once so far, just to test it out, and I love it! My hair felt so healthy afterwards, the product feels stop good and smells amazing. I just sure my hair with Rock Lobster and I look forward to using this — along with WASH and RINSE that I just bought – to keep my hair healthy and my cold vibrant!!

  17. aschleicher128 (verified owner)

    I look forward to washing my hair just so I can use pre wash. My hair feels so healthy after using it, and it smells fantastic!

  18. eduardob66

    Congratulations Gooddyeyoung and congratulations Hayley Williams!!!!!!!!!!!Very good site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. eduardob66

    Congratulations Gooddyeyound and congratulations Hayley Williams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. eduardob66

    VERY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Katelyn (verified owner)

    I love this product, it is prefect for getting all of my dry shampoo build up out. It also really helps my scalp stay oil free so I don’t have to wash as frequent. It also doesn’t dry my scalp out so there are no flakes! Love It!

    • Hallie from GDY

      Hi Katelyn!

      We’re so glad our Pre-Wash is working to remove all of that product buildup and keep your scalp healthy! We love that you love it!

      xx dye happy,
      Hallie from GDY

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