(Closed) when to dye hair before wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m planning on getting mine dyed the week before. I tend to sprout greys pretty quickly so waiting 2 weeks would be too risky for me. 

Post # 4
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also dye my hair with box color at home. I used to be a blonde and only went to the salon to get it done but now that i have dark brown hair, i stick with just dark brown box color from Sally’s… looks the same:) It depends on what color you have…

I feel that when I color my hair, it looks shiny, healthy and is the softest the 2nd to 4th day of coloring my hair… since i’m just adding color to my hair and not taking it away. I actually find the longer I wait to color my hair when it’s dark, the worse it looks. lol

If your a blonde… bleaching and going lighter strips color away… so you may want to deep condition, etc a few times if your doing a box color after so it has time to “heal ” lol I’ve had plenty of bad blonde at home color mistakes before I started only going to the salon for that lol I would wait about a week if you are going blonde. 

Hope this helps… i’m not a professional so you may want to ask your stylist again as well:)

Post # 5
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kolsen206:I did mine 2 weeks before. It was still great. I wouldn’t go more than 2 weeks (no roots) or less than 1 week (too black from the dye not washing out).


ETA: FWIW I have TONS of grey. And I keep one of my grey streaks undyed, in case you saw that in my recaps. That’s not faded, it’s the only natural hair color I let show. Wink

Post # 6
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it depends on how extreme you are going but my stylist is having me come in about a week before my wedding but thats for highlights. 

Post # 7
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I did mine one week prior and it was great!  two weeks for me would be pushing it for my needs (dark hair and far too much gray!)

Post # 8
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I usually dye my hair reddish every few months and I find that it looks good around a week after the coloring. maybe with 1 or 2 washes in between. This way all the extra dye that has creeped into your scalp and hairline is gone but the color is still there and it looks shiny. I think it’s the same with brunettes and black. I find that the first two days it looks kind of harsh and “dyed”

Here’s an example for me: When I did the first session of our e-pics I colored my hair the night before. It looked really red: 

Our second session was about 4 days and 1 hair wash later and it still looked red but not as shocking:




Maybe you can’t tell the difference but it felt diffrent for me haha.

I’m going to have mine professionally colored a week before.

If you’re going for blonde then I have no idea 😀



Post # 10
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i would do it a week before – my hair always needs a few days before it looks normal again, its always super dark right after a color, i need a few days a couple good washes for it to look natural.

Post # 10
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@merenguito: same here! i’m a deep red, and I’m getting mine dyed on a Wednesday and wedding is saturday. Extra barrier cream so I don’t get the weird hairline look.

Post # 11
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I plan to have my highlights done about two weeks before – I always find it looks a bit “artificial” for the first few days and then settles down beautifully.

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