Of course I read this post as washing hair before dying as in kick the bucket! I thought, now there's a new one on me - that's about as OCD as anyone can get!
I never wash my hair first, but I only dye the grey roots as they come in. If you are using a permanent dye, supposedly you need only wash your hair if it has an awful lot of gunk in it. Otherwise, it's not necessary. Or so I've read.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Protein treatment HG: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers:Curl Junkie CCCC or CCCL
in combo with a gel, usually KCCC
Trying Curl Keeper - still experimenting
Every day is a gift