(Closed) Washing hair before getting hair done for down-do

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the reason for that suggestion is to make the hair less slippery when the stylist pins it up.  Or to help the hair hold a curl.  How are you styling your hair?  I know it’ll be down, but will it be curled?  Any bobby pins?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

yeah, generally hair holds it’s curl better when it’s not freshly washed. so it depends on if you’re curling it or not.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have recently been reading in bridal and hairstyle magazines that says with all the products out there now that those products can provide enough hold and style so you CAN wash your hair the day of.  Personally I do not want my hair to steal the show, yuck.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i am wearing my hair down.  i have to wash my hair everyday for thickness.  i have thin hair i just hope the style holds all night.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i always wash my hair, but it holds curl easily so it’s not a problem.  does your hair hold curl well?  if not, it might be safer not to wash. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have mid-length thick hair. For me, my hair always looks better the second style around… i.e. I washed my hair one day and it dried, set it and went on with my day. The next day after I style it looks the best. I set my hair with large hot rollers and for me it looks better one day after wash.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I think Mrs. Bee is right–if your hair holds curl well, then I think washing it should be fine.  I’d also check with the person who’s going to be doing your hair on the wedding day to see what he/she thinks. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Hmmmm…I’m totally opposite! My hair doesn’t hold curl very well and is naturally straight. If I don’t curl right after I wash it, it doesn’t hold at all! It hardly even curls~!!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

The reason we tell you not to wash your hair the day of is because hair that isn’t freshly washed styles better. If you are worried about your hair looking greasy, wash its the night before, and if you have lighter hair, put some baby powder on your roots, if you have darker hair, get some dry shampoo. You’ll be much happier with the way your hair stays. Promise!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d check with your stylist and see what he or she prefers.

Side note: I just fell in love with that calla lilly bouquet and half updo!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have fine hair that gets dirty very quickly, so I can’t stand going one day w/o washing my hair.  At the suggestion of my stylist, I wash my hair before she styles it for events, but I put a lot of product in it while it’s still damp.  I wore my hair down and curled for the wedding…my hair does not hold curl well, so we used clip-in hair pieces to add fullness.  They looked great and nobody could tell that it wasn’t my real hair!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you do wash your hair in the morning, make sure it’s COMPLETELY dry by the time you get to the salon!

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