I have a hair appointment today for highlights but I'm not sure whether I should be washing my hair before I go or whether it is better to go with day. I am having highlights and a much needed restyle on Monday (yay!) . When should I last wash my hair - I presume it should be today/tomorrow and not wash it . Almost daily, I will have someone come in and ask me if they should wash their hair before tinting or highlighting. . Wash your hair 12 to 24 hours before your color. This will assure the hair is clean, but allow the oil in your scalp to create a protective barrier against irritation and staining. Aug 29, 2015 - How exactly should your strands be when you head to the salon? . you'll be getting the lather, rinse, and repeat prior to getting your hair done, . Split ends look even split-end-ier with highlights, so get a trim before you color. It's also best to wash your hair the night before coloring—hair that's too clean or too dirty can mess with how the color turns out. . One box of hair color does not fit all. Color not only holds better to dirty hair—clean hair can be too slippery—but if you wash your hair before coloring, the dye or bleach may burn your scalp because it won't have the natural oils to protect it. Whether you're refreshing your highlights for the summer or going all out with . dip-dye, there are a few things you need to know before going under the foils. The difference in results when having clean or oily hair when getting highlights. . My mom told me that you should have oily hair before you get highlights. Is this . Dec 15, 2008 - Try washing your hair the night before you color it for perfect results. 3. 'You should trim your hair regularly if you want to grow it out.' FALSE. . 'Spraying lemon juice in your hair while you're at the beach will bring out natural highlights. . 'You have to wash your hair everyday if your roots get oily quickly. May 18, 2015 - Should you wash your hair everyday, or ditch shampoo altogether? . Then there's the type of highlights: do you want to go to the root blonde? . know what you're getting yourself into before you let any color touch your hair.