I've never heard of the pre-wash.
I've been using the Restorative Treatment (that comes in a tub) for years. It is also CG, no cones (you have to check because some Ojon products have cones).
I also buy it on Ebay and it lasts a long long time. I use it in my deep treatments, and also run a bit through my hair when it's feeling dry, especially in winter.
I will have to compare the ingredients!
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated August 2015**