This is so frustrating. I get my hair dyed when getting a trim every 5 weeks. Since I have very curly hair, I must use conditioner and some ReCoil to keep it from being a fuzz ball. Years ago I was told by a stylist I went to that there should be more oils in the hair for the dye to hold up better. Thus, do not wash it the day before getting it dyed--maybe a couple to three days before dying. The other person I go to now says no problem washing it the day before (just do not use conditioner or any products). Any suggestions. If I wash it the day before, I can look "gross" for only one day, but if have to wash it at least two days before the dye job--I have to walk around with hair out of control. Yet if that will "hold" the dye longer & better, I will. Sorry this is so long & crazy sounding.....