(Closed) bridal hair – do what stylist said, or no?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

That’s what I was told to do just about everytime I’ve had my hair done for an event, though I’ve been told I can blow dry it, just not to put in any product and to let me hair collect a little oil overnight.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I hear about that a lot from stylists, they prefer “dirty” hair. I guess it helps hold their product and style better.

When I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I washed my hair the morning of and it kept the hairstyle no problem. But then again, that’s how my hair is naturally, it keeps a style. So I guess it depends on how your hair is.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

ive always been told not to put product in it , for example if you use gel and then they brush it the next day you could get flakes etc 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do what makes you feel comfortable. I washed my hair on my wedding morning and it was fine – BUT i had an updo and my hair holds curl very well!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I can’t wait to see more responses on this thread (any stylists out there?!).

My hair gets greasy-looking SO quickly (fine and blonde). I don’t know if I’ll be able to abide by the ‘wash before’ rule. I might try it for my trial and then see how it progresses and photographs over the entire day/night. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

glad to help 🙂

@NDBee could you wash your hair the night before and then in the moring just wash your crown so the part they would be working with is “dirty” ?

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Yeah, definitely no product. You don’t want anything that will interfere with the products the stylist will be using.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

I’m a stylist–we love “dirty” hair.  It holds the style better because it’s not as stripped down as it is when you first wash it, adn sleeping on it gives the heat of your head and friction tome to smooth down the little flyaways you get with hair that’s been freshly washed and too clean.

It’s best to air dry instead of blow dry if you want texture because once your hair has cooled/hardened and taken the straight shape, it will be more resistant to taking & holding a curl, so unless you have super frizzy hair that is unmanageable for the style you want without a blow dry, then let it dry naturally.   🙂

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Stylist here.

We always suggest day old hair.  But, if you went through your trial and kept your style in all day to see how it held up and you were fine, I see no reason to change your system from the trial.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

My hair gets too oily if I dont wash it everyday and I feel gross if I dont at least scrub the crown part. Plus the way it air drys  ewwww lol. I will be at least washing that part and blow drying it the day of but not straightening it.  I have to or else it will be frizzy and not nice waves.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Trust the expert! If you need more product, they’ll have all the product they need to make your hair do what they want. they need a clean slate to work with though, so they know not to mix brands that shouldn’t be mixed

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