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

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a stylist, I recommend checking with your stylist as to what she prefers. I hate when people give me dirty hair, the night before is ok, but i feel like i can make the hair dirty myself so why do they not have to wash it. I plan on washing mine the night before so it’s all ready to go. Just don’t do any deep conditioning treatments the week of, it will make your hair too heavy, and greasy.

Post # 18
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

My stylist told me that for up dos and down dos the "don’t wash your hair" thing is not true.  He said its a gimmick.  And he said he hates working with dirty hair.  Who knows! 

I always wash my hair before up dos anyways.  I’m a blonde and if I don’t it looks greasy.

Post # 19
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

I think it really depends on your hair type though too. I have fine-ish hair. Lots of it, but fine. My hair actually is easier to style when it’s squeeky clean. If my hair is a day dirty the natural oils start to weigh my hair down. :o( And I definitely can’t go 2 days without washing…it looks greasy. Do whats best for your hair type.

Post # 20
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I personally don’t agree with the "don’t wash your hair the day of" instructions. I am of course Biased since my hair is thin and blonde, gets greasy easily. I think it’s just easier for the stylist to work with, but it runs the risk of smelling bad or looking gross.

Post # 21
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am wearing my hair all down, and my stylist told me the night before is OK, just to make sure to blow it out.  And she said she likes it when there is some product in the hair already from said blowout, because then she has to add less. 

Post # 22
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I too have wondered about this question.  My hairdresser said that it would be better if I didn’t wash it, but if washing my hair makes me more comfortable, then go ahead.  I don’t want to have a greasy head at my own wedding, so I am more than willing to suffer a bit of wilting.  I say, go ahead if you will be more comfortable.

Post # 23
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a lot of blonde hair (and its pretty long). Even though there’s lots of it, it’s actually really fine. If that makes sense- lots of fine, blonde hair. It looks awful if I don’t wash it every day. And I hate it when stylists won’t wash it. It’s about you feeling your best too. Everyone is different- there’s zero way I could go 1-2 days without washing, I’ve even bought Oscar Blandi dry shampoo and it doesn’t work.

Post # 24
33 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

For my wedding my stylist told me it was okay to wash my hair, but to not use conditioner and to make sure my hair was completely dry before the appointment.  And it worked, because the curls lasted all day!  I hope this helps.

Post # 25
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

it’s also the frizziness. With more oils, the hair naturally looks sleak and tidy, so with up-dos, you want to avoid the frizzy look! (Unless it’s a messy updo kind of thing)~ but if you leave the hair down completely, (which is what I did!! yay for hair down) I’d still consult with your stylist!

Your stylist who is familiar with your hair texture, health and condition will be best to advise you, since I assume most of us here on the board have never met you or touched your hair, your stylist would be the best person to consult with about what he/she recommends about hair washing!

I produce more oils naturally, so I just washed it the night before~ my hair is also (or was..)colored and treated chemically in the past, and I also have a natural wave in my hair~ so my curls (similar to the 2nd photo you posted) stayed with no problem!!! but again, it still really depends!

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