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? . about what you want to do with your hair, I can't wash it—I have to look at it . 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. 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. 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. 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. Dec 15, 2008 - 'Don't wash your hair before you get it colored. . 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. 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 .