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 . When should I last wash my hair - I presume it should be today/tomorrow and not wash it on Monday? Is it true that highlights 'take' better on non-freshly washed . 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. 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. We've gathered what you need to know before you hit the salon for your next hair . Whether you're refreshing your highlights for the summer or going all out . 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. I was wondering if it is better if I have clean hair before I go to the hair dresser. Should I use conditioner when washing before highlights? My mom told me that .