Post # 1
I recently transitioned from washing my hair every second day, to washing it every 4 days, with my new friend dry shampoo. I have very fine blond hair, and I never thought I would see the day that I didn’t wash my hair every day or second day. My hair stylist told me definitely not to wash it the morning of the wedding, and to wash it 2 days before or the day before… I have my hair trial next week, and I would like to show up with the same “type” of hair as I would have on my wedding day. I am wearing it in a clean chignon so I don’t know if it is necessary to have “dirty” hair. Usually by day 3 I am wearing my hair up in buns or curled. I was thinking I would wash it the morning of and put in some volumizing product. I also hate how when you sleep on your hair etc you can end up with strays or kinks…. what are everyone’s thoughts, are you washing your hair on the day of???
Post # 2
I will wash my hair the day before and just condition my ends in the morning before I go and get it styled. Slightly dirty hair is better for updos and curling. If the roots are greasy you can always use dry shampoo.
Post # 3
You can still get your hair wet and condition it the day of. Then dry it. Just don’t wash it with shampoo. I would shampoo it the morning or afternoon before and then only condition the morning of.
Post # 4
I transitioned to every three days in the months before my wedding. I washed day before, did a teeny bit of dry shampoo morning of, and left it alone. Especially with updos hair holds better with slightly dirty, so stick with the advice of your stylist!
Post # 5
I washed my hair the morning of my wedding. With all the teasing and hair spray and whatever other products my stylist used, it wasn’t an issue. To me, I can’t not get in the shower and not stick my head under the water. It just feels too good so every time I shower I wash my hair (so pretty much every day).
For your hair trial I would do as your stylist suggested and see how it turns out. But I would not add products to your hair unless your stylist specifically tells you to.
Post # 6
Bobby pins stick better in hair that is not clean. Clean hair is slippery.
If your stylist said to have dirty hair, then I would recommend washing the day before.
Post # 7
I washed my hair the day before, and left it dirty the day of.
Post # 8
- Wedding: Breckenridge, CO
I think dirty hair styles better so maybe wash the day before but not the day of
Post # 9
KB87: I generally wash my hair every other day. For the wedding, I washed it the morning of. I just wanted that clean feeling. I wore it up in a loose curled bun. It curled nicely and my stylist did a wonderful job. I have no regrets. 🙂
If you are having second thoughts, I would talk to your stylist. However, with the style you have selected I dont think it would matter if you washed the day before or the morning of!
Post # 10
I washed mine the night before. I curled it for the rehearsal and it was full off kinks and hairspray so it needed to be washed out. I washed, blow dried, and straightened it that night and then slept on it so my stylist had a neutral slate to work with, not squeaky clean but not full of dry shampoo or other products beyond my normal frizz stuff. I normally wash my hair about twice per week so roughly every 4 days and the first 2 days look nice but after that it’s a gamble if I’ll look great or wake up with greasy bed head that’s better off in a pony tail
Post # 11
Don’t I feel like a scuz bucket: I only wash my hair on Thursdays and Fridays, lol. If I’m having an ugly week and don’t want to bother with it I’ll wash it with conditioner only every day and leave it in a bun, but I rarely wash it.
I’m definitely not washing it on my wedding day. Even when I have a night out I always do my hair the night before.
Post # 12
The reason for this is because freshly washed hair is too soft/slippy for upstyles. Clips don’t stay in as well as they do in 1-2 day old hair.
DON’T condition your hair on the day of your wedding – it’ll make it even softer.
Post # 13
My stylist told me not just to not wash my hair the day of, but also to not use a straightener on it the day before! I’m thinking of using a large barrel curling iron so it doesn’t look terrible for the rehearsal.
My hair is very fine and extra slippery, so it needs all the help it can get. When I had my trial the stylist used dry shampoo just to give it a little more texture.
Post # 14
KB87: My hair dresser was mad I did. I didn’t know!
Post # 15
I second bdjhxo’s comment, do not condition your hair the day of! I would follow your stylist’s suggestion and wash it a day or two before. Like you, I’m a 2x a week hair washer and I probably will have day 2 or 3 hair for my wedding. I think it holds a curl best after it’s “dirtied” up a bit. I do use dry shampoo the days I don’t wash, but I would go to her with no product in and let her style it completely.