(Closed) Should you wash your hair before getting a haircut?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you wash your hair the day of your haircut?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    35 %
    No : (22 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 2
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee

    I always go to my stylist with my hair washed and styled.  I don’t see her for long  periods of time. She needs to see me and remember how my hair is styled, layered…etc..before she gets into cutting it.   I’m able to show her exactly what I want before she starts washing and cutting it. 


    Post # 4
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve never gone to a hair dresser who didn’t wash my hair pre-cut!

    Post # 5
    1612 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Equine_Breeder:  I get a wash, cut and style all the time. My mom has really short hair and often skips the washing part. The stylist I usually see will usually not cut my hair wet though. Its really thick and wavy. Everyone I’ve ever seen pretty much washes my hair, drys it, straightens it, and then cuts it.

    Post # 6
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If you want to save on costs you can wash your hair right before and that way they won’t have to wash it. Just make sure you tell them you don’t want a wash because you just did it and if its needs to be re-wet, they can just spray some water on it.

    If you don’t care about cost, just tell them to wash it. Don’t let them cut your hair dry.

    Post # 7
    8862 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i’ve never not had my hair washed at a hair cut appt so i don’t wash my hair.  and sometimes i don’t wash my everyday.  so by haircut time, sometimes i definately need it washed.

    Post # 8
    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I do not wash my hair before a haircut, nor do I get it washed at the haircut since I get dry cuts as my hair is naturally curly.

    Post # 9
    10370 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Sometimes I wash it, sometimes I don’t.  It depends on if I am going to going straight to the salon or have plans earlier in the day. If I do wash it, I tell the shampoo person to  only wash once. Price of the shampoo is included in a cut everywhere I’ve ever gone, not including tip. 

    Post # 10
    10601 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I don’t, except for the times when my neighbour would run over and do it right after I had washed it so it was still wet.  I usually end up reacting to the different products, so it’s already 2x I’m washing my hair in a day, I don’t want to add in a 3rd.

    Post # 11
    10370 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    When you say you are going in just for a cut, do you mean they don’t blow it out at all? I’ve never been to a salon where that wasn’t built into the price. A separate blow out or style appointment is about half the price of a cut. Do many places charge a la carte these days?  


    Post # 12
    46653 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I always go to the salon with clean hair. If you just washed it yesterday and it’s not greasy it should be ok.Otherwsie I think it’s the considerate thing to wash it.

    Just think about those poor people who would otherwise have to put their hands in your greasy hair.

    You would never go to the dentist without brushing your teeth.

    Post # 13
    1868 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012


    julies1949:  +1!

    I am getting my hair cut tomorrow at 10 am, because I washed my hair this morning though, I will not have to wash it again before the appointment. FWIW I wash my hair 4-5 times per week.

    Post # 14
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My last hair dresser specifically likes that I don’t wash my hair the day of the cut. Hair isn’t supposed to washed multiple times a day – not even every day. So I have never washed my hair right before. I’ve also never gotten a dry cut though.

    Post # 15
    758 posts
    Busy bee

    no way.  If feels amazing when they do it for you

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