(Closed) Not Washing Hair Day of the Wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
3149 posts
Sugar bee

I just washed it the night before, and considering I only had roughly 4 hours of sleep, it worked out. My hair had pretty much just finished drying by the time it was being styled. 

Post # 3
2393 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i washed mine. i agree – let them gunk it up with hairspray to make the curls stay. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by MrsTVLover.
Post # 4
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I was told the same thing, and my hair also gets greasy SUPER quick. She ended up telling me just to wash it late the night before. I did it, but my curls still didn’t stay in very well by the end of the night anyway, so I almost wish I’d just washed it the day of – haha.

That being said, most people say that hairstyles won’t keep if your hair is newly washed, so I guess it’s up to you! My hair ended up looking good (until I started dancing, oops).

Post # 5
1740 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t listen to her. I know exactly how you feel becuase I was told the same before– I feel gross if I don’t wash my hair (I have fine and blonde hair that gets greasy fast) and I knew I would feel very yucky if on my most important day of my life I didn’t have freshly washed hair. Once when I was a Maid/Matron of Honor I listened to the stylist who said “don’t wash your hair on the day” and I HATED how I felt at that wedding (hair wise I mean, LOL, not generally, but I hated how my hair was at that wedding it was so gross and dirty and hard and producty) 
So I went into wedding hair trails telling all the prospecive hair MUA that I wanted clean hair. Furthermore, I had to be pretty adament that I would not be wanting much or any product in my hair. If you have any warning bells, please listen to them and not your Hair MU. Do a trial of exaclty what is going to happen on the wedding day – same routine of hair prep, same amount of product, and make sure you are totally okay with how it turns out. I had to do 3 hair trials becuase i was going for a look my hair (too fine, doesn’t do body) just couldn’t do… She was trying to use product to make my hair do the thing I wanted, but in the end I hated how the product was feeling and had to change my vision for my hair to something I know my hair would cooperate with, without product. 

Post # 6
3527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Hmmm if freshly washed hair doesnt hold… then why do salons offer the wash,cut,style option? 

Post # 7
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

What did you do for your trial? If you are not sure how it would turn out with products and dry shampoo, then I would do another trial. Consider the cost of another trial vs feeling confident on your day.

Post # 8
1782 posts
Buzzing bee

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flower2324:  Wash it the night before, blow dry it well, and you should be good.

Post # 9
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It most definitely depends on your hair type. My hair is wavy thick long and can often get dry. It is easiest for me to work with after I wash it the day before and let it rest so to speak so I don’t have a million flyaways. I have noticed though that those with finer thinner more manageable hair do better to wash it the day of.

Post # 10
1096 posts
Bumble bee

If you know your hair is gonna get greasy. Wash it. You know your hair better than anyone. I’m washing mine. It’s gonna be all curled from the day before for the rehearsal dinner so I want a clean canvas anyways since my hair dries super straight. 

Post # 11
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Would dry shampoo help? 

Post # 12
10286 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I agree this only works for some hair types and frankly when you look at photos, lank unwashed hair (the fine kind that shows this) looks pretty rank.

A bride should look clean, fresh, and vibrant, so I prefer shiny clean hair that won’t hold a curl if those are the choices.

those who have thicker hair, for whom this works better, can always spray a shine on the hair (as a MUA I always do this if the hair people don’t, it just makes a person look healthy and good).

Post # 13
1617 posts
Bumble bee

I consulted three stylists…all three told me to wash it. I did and I’m glad I did! I know how my hair works and it sounds like you do, too. Follow your gut instinct!

Post # 14
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

How in the world anyone could not wash their hair the day of and not have greasy hair is beyond me. I am so envious of women who can go days without shampooing.

I feel your struggle girl. Just wash it and let the stylist use product to hold the hairstyle. Its not worth feeling yucky and self concious about your hair on your big day.

I naively listened to a stylist in high school to not wash my hair for my prom styling and I felt so gross, even with dry shampoo in my hair, it doesn’t make your hair feel clean or look clean, it just makes it dull and a weird texture. I know I certainly won’t be making the same mistake for my wedding hairstyle. I’ll be lathering up that morning without a doubt 🙂

Post # 15
139 posts
Blushing bee

Just wash it the morning of or late the night before.

If she’s a good stylist she’ll use texturing spray to give your hair the grit and “dirt” it needs to hold the curl.

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