Should I wash my hair before I come to the salon?

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I'm not trying to gross you out, but I have to admit: I love dirty hair. Ok, there is a limit to how many days you can go without shampooing, but you should NEVER* shampoo your hair before you come to the salon.

Going to get your color done? Dirty hair (second day, third day is fine) makes it easier for the colorist to place foils in your hair. The natural oils also help protect your scalp from possible irritation the color could cause. Pro Tip: Come into the salon with DRY hair - reason? It saves time for you and your colorist (who will have to blowdry your hair before you get started).

How about a haircut? When you come to the salon with your hair styled how you normally wear it, that makes it easier for the stylist to determine what haircut is right for you. Besides, why spend the time washing and drying your hair when we're going to do it for you!

What about Updos and Curling-Iron services? It's best to wash your hair the night before and blowdry your hair upside-down with styling products such as Phomollient and Volumizing Tonic for extra volume. Then when you come in the next day, the stylist will have a good base to work with for your fancy hairstyle!

*EXCEPTION - The only exception to my NEVER shampoo rule is chlorine. If you go swimming in a chlorinated pool the day of your color appointment, you must shampoo the chlorine out or there could be some funky results when the color reacts with the chlorine!

Your stylist will love you and your dirty hair!

Your turn: What other situations have you often wondered about when visiting the salon or spa that we can answer. Leave a comment, we'll address it on our next article!

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