Cleansing your hair the night before or the day of your appointment will set you up for the best coloring outcome! Here are the pros of coloring clean hair: We can see your true hair color when your hair is clean—essential for color formulation.
What not to do before highlighting your hair?
But don't go to the salon with obviously greasy, overly oily or sweaty hair, and avoid packing on the styling products on days you plan to get highlights. Colorists tell clients to wait 48 to 72 hours after getting color to give highlights time to set before washing their hair.
Should you wash your hair before a hair appointment?
Yes and no. If you're getting a cut, we'll typically wash your hair for you, but if you've already showered and have wet hair then that's perfectly acceptable. However, if you're getting your hair colored, you'll want your hair to be dry so our stylists can best assess your needs and apply the color.
Can I wash my hair the same day I get it colored?
Yes, you can wash your hair on the same day you dye it, but it's generally better to wait for a little while before doing so.
Should hair be clean or dirty before bleaching?
Greasy hair is the recommended hair condition for bleaching, as your hair's natural oils are well-equipped to resist the bleaching process, and protect the scalp from chemical damage. We recommend bleaching hair at least 72 hours post-hair wash for ultimate protection.
How many days should you not wash your hair before coloring?
Wash your hair 12 to 24 hours before your color. This will assure the hair is clean, but allow the oil in your scalp to create a protective barrier against irritation and staining.