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Old 09-20-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
 
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Default Do you wash styling products out of your hair before coloring?

Does the color adhere better to hair without products or doesn't it matter? Do you wash out products before you color?
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
 
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I have and I haven't, with both chemical color (perm and demi-perm) and henna, and I have never, ever, ever noticed a difference.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
 
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I always wash ahead of time because I find my hair just absorbs the color better that way. I have done it both ways but it works better for me with clean hair. Day before I am going to color, I wash with a shampoo to remove build up from hard water, then the next day I color and go back to my normal routine of co-washing.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:56 PM   #4
 
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Not sure if it makes a difference, but I just love having clean hair before I color...just in case.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:07 PM   #5
 
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I wash it a day or two before I color my hair and notice it picks up color better, but never wash it the same day as coloring. The natural oils in your hair protects your hair and scalp better from coloring.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:27 PM   #6
 
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I don't wash out my styling products. But, I don't use a ton of styling products either (just a little gel and leave-in condish). The directions say to use on unwashed hair so I take this to mean unwashed hair that probably has hairspray, gels, creams, etc. in it.
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