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.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift