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. Almost daily, I will have someone come in and ask me if they should wash their hair before tinting or highlighting. The idea of not washing before a color service . Aug 29, 2015 - How exactly should your strands be when you head to the salon? . to heart if you're heading to the salon, and haven't washed your hair in . Of course, second or third-day hair is totally fine, but Jose recommends not going over a . 'You personally know when your hair is too dirty, so if you touch your hair . I am having highlights and a much needed restyle on Monday (yay!) My hair is very fine (and frizzy!) so I normally wash every day/other day but can go 3 days . It's also best to wash your hair the night before coloring—hair that's too clean or . hair as you normally do so the colorist can get an accurate sense of your style. 2. . but if your hair is pin-straight, stick to more uniform color—highlights will look . 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. Dec 15, 2008 - 'Don't wash your hair before you get it colored. The color will take better.' . A buildup of oils and styling products may protect your scalp from being irritated by chemicals, but a dirty head of hair will only turn off your stylist. Try washing your hair the night before you color it for perfect results. Don't be embarrassed to see your stylist with dirty hair. In fact, Stone says it's best if you don't wash ahead of time. 'A good rule of thumb before you get your hair colored is 'do nothing.' If you get your hair colored after a shampoo or stimulation it can burn your scalp.' My mom told me that you should have oily hair before you get highlights. . You don't have to shampoo and condition your hair the day of the service, unless you . May 18, 2015 - Should you wash your hair everyday, or ditch shampoo altogether? . Here are the 9 most common mistakes people make when highlighting their hair. . you're getting yourself into before you let any color touch your hair.