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I have colored my hair at home but I made an appointment to have it done at the Salon just to see what it looks like to have the grays colored professionally.Do you shampoo your hair before you get a salon color? I know with the home color kits you don't have to shampoo before you color it. Thanks

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

No.  I've had my hair colored for years and the stylist always said not to shampoo before my appointment. 

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

Yes.  I wash my hair twice and then condition the ends.  I’ve always done this.  Some hairdressers will say you don’t need to, but I want to get the gunk out of my hair.  I don’t put any products in my hair.  I just blow dry it and go to my appointment the next day. 

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

I do not shampoo my hair on the day I go for color.  I have heard the color "takes" better on not-washed hair, but who knows if that's true or not.  But there is no need to wash your hair the day you get color.

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

My hairstylist told me not to wash my hair before I come in.  Good luck and I hope your hair looks fabulous. 

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

Nope, I do not wash before I go in for a color, and I have been coloring for 30 years or more!!  I DO, however, wash my hair every day!!!

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

My stylist always washes my hair first thing, then I’m put under the dryer for about 10-15 minutes for it to dry then she puts color on. Maybe it depends on the type of color your getting. She uses Redkin products so maybe they are different. 

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

Thank you so much! I will wash the  night before. My appointement is not until the end of August.Thank!

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

If you have a lot of product on your hair, then I would wash it.  If you don’t want haircoloring to continue to overprocessed the rest of your hair except for your roots, then I apply a overnight conditioner on my ends. Also don’t wash your hair for at least a day or two after.

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Re: Salon Hair Color Question

No I do not wash my hair before I get salon color.  I do not use product in my hair.  If you do use products in your hair, wash it a day or 2 before your appointment.

 

I've also heard the same thing that the color takes better when the hair is in a more natural state w/the natural oils and such.  And also after your color, I've heard do not wash it for a couple days in order for the color to take. 

 

Not sure how true all this is, but I do know that even though my color is 'permanent' it lightens up the more I shampoo.  Also some color is notorious for washing away quickly such as red tones.  My colorist recently used some ash tones, and I noticed w/my first shampoo the area really lightened up a lot and almost looked like the gray was coming thru. 

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