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a little help please.....

Okay, I need to color my hair today and yesterday I water washed and use a rinse out. My question is I need to hit the shower, should I avoid wetting my hair at all costs, or if I wet it would that be considered a wash? I was just thinking they say you shouldn't color your hair within 24(or was it 48?) hours after washing.

Thanx!
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password: curly

3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz

Comments

  • winnie no poowinnie no poo Posts: 33Registered Users
    I'm not an expert, but I've been coloring my hair every 4-6 weeks for 8 years and as far as I know, wetting your hair doesn't count as a wash. The point of the advice to avoid shampooing before coloring is that coloring can be very damaging and the natural oils in your hair add some protection during the coloring process. This is why super clean hair isn't so great to color. So long as you allow it to dry (if that's what the dye calls for) before coloring, you should be ok. Just remember to seriously condition afterwards.

    Perhaps a professional will chime in, but in the meantime I hope that helps.
    3a/3b
    Burt's Bees Super Shiny low poo & condish
    LVPNG, AOHR
    Fave products: KCCC, KCKT, CK, Re:Coil, Joico, Aloe, BRHG
  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    I'm not an expert, but I've been coloring my hair every 4-6 weeks for 8 years and as far as I know, wetting your hair doesn't count as a wash. The point of the advice to avoid shampooing before coloring is that coloring can be very damaging and the natural oils in your hair add some protection during the coloring process. This is why super clean hair isn't so great to color. So long as you allow it to dry (if that's what the dye calls for) before coloring, you should be ok. Just remember to seriously condition afterwards.

    Perhaps a professional will chime in, but in the meantime I hope that helps.




    Great! Thank you!:iconbiggrin:
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    password: curly

    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
    Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz