(Closed) Is it really okay to not wash my hair the day of?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


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iliketurtles:  How does your hair hold to curl when you style it right after a wash? Everyones hair is different. Most people shouldn’t wash it the day of, but I personally can because my hair works better that way. If I dont, it’ll be to oily to hold the style correctly.

If you’re not comfortable waiting a day, you could wash it right at bed the night before, put it in a braid to keep it from tangling and go from there.

Post # 3
3706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would wash it the night before and put conditioner only on the ends. If your hair looks a little greasy, use dry shampoo to spot treat the roots. Dry shampoo is the best invention ever. 

Post # 4
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The reason its reccomended to not wash your hair the day of is because slightly dirty hair is able to hold a hairstyle a million times better then fresh washed hair. If you really want to wash your hair its no problem but you might end up needing a lot of hairspray if your hair doesnt want to behaive. 🙂 

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

“Dirty” hair is the best hair to work with for hairstyles. My hairdresser scolded me for having my hair cut and styled the same day for my cousin’s wedding once because my hair was “too clean” to work with for the style I wanted. I mean my hair held up nicely, but I understood what she was saying. Something about the oils in your hair hold better together. But, yes, hold off washing your hair that day of. After all the hairstray, I’m sure you won’t notice anyway! 

Post # 6
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

That’s odd. All of the bridal hair stylists I’ve talked to have said they prefer for you to come with a fresh blowout before they do your hair! I’m assuming this would also entail a wash… but maybe I’m wrong?

Post # 7
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Your hair will probably hold better with unwashed hair.  Maybe you can have another trial to find out?

If you MUST wash your hair for the sake of feeling clean, you CAN it just may not hold as well.

Post # 8
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House

Everyone’s hair is different, do what’s right for your hair. I have naturally greasy hair, and well once it starts to get greasy would hold NOTHING. I washed my hair morning of my wedding, and showed up with wet hair to the stylist (we had agreed oh this) I did the same for my trial. I told her that my hair holds best when freshly washed and clean, everyone’s hair is different, talk to your stylist, or just come with clean washed hair 🙂

P.S. I had my hair curled and half down, my curls were still perfect at the end did the night.

Post # 9
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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iliketurtles:  What kind of style are you having?  I asked my hair stylist about this and she told me to wash it the morning of, but don’t put any products/blow dry/straighten it. I had an updo. 

Post # 10
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would suggest washing your hair the night before and still using conditioner just on the very ends to help with any tangles. There are products out there to “rough up” the hair if it’s slightly too soft to do styling. 

Post # 11
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I washed mine right before I went to bed the night before and blow dried it.  Hair appointment was at 9am day of the wedding.  It held up great and look amazing all night.

I would trust the stylist – I’ve always been told to never wash your hair the morning of an updo.

Post # 12
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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iliketurtles:  If you want to wash your hair on your wedding day then wash your hair on your wedding day.

Post # 13
37 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

Did you had dirty or clean hair on your hair trail? How did it hold up?

My stylist didn’t asked me to, so I had never heard of not washing your hair the day of before your post. I guess everyone’s hair is different, because once mine gets greasy it will hold nothing.

Post # 14
787 posts
Busy bee

I agree with PP, wash night before and minimal conditioner, mostly in the ends. Use a wide tooth comb in shower while rinsing out the conditioner. Braid to stop knots in bed.

Product that you apply to the roots for volume helps to stop oily roots too, and less powdery than dry shampoo. I use Matrix Wonder Boost Root Lifter. Whenever I use it I can definitely last longer without washing. Your stylist will probably use more product in your hair than you do on a normal day, which sounds like it would make it worse but in my experience actually helps. 

Lastly, depending on how long you have between now and the big day, maybe you should try a different shampoo/conditioner? Seeing as you’re saying you need lots of conditioner on one hand, but saying you’re oily within 24 hours on the other. Not sure if you’re already buying it from a salon/specialist store, but that would be a start. 

Post # 15
699 posts
Busy bee

When I used to get my hair done for dances and formals years and years ago they said come with dirty hair, don’t wash it. It holds the style better. I would wash your hair the night before, that’s what I’m planning on doing.

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