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 - 'When you're having a consultation and we're talking about what you want to do with your hair, I can't wash it—I have to look at it dry when you . 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. A version of this article was originally published in May 2015. Hi I'm after some quick advice please. I am having highlights and a much needed restyle on Monday (yay!) My hair is very fine (and frizzy!) so I. I am going to have highlights at lunchtime tomorrow. My hair is full of lots of dry shampoo etc. Should I wash my hair now/tomorrow morning or leave. 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.' Dec 15, 2008 - Try washing your hair the night before you color it for perfect results. 3. . in your hair while you're at the beach will bring out natural highlights. Should I use conditioner when washing before highlights? My mom told me that you should have oily hair before you get highlights. Is this true? A: For giving a .