Updos are among the most popular choices for formal engagements, and there are hundreds of possibilities to explore. A talented hairstylist with a flair for creativity can create stunning looks that are literally the crowning detail of your ensemble. Working with a professional can be exciting and intimidating, and it begs the question, “How should I care for my hair before getting a fancy updo?”
Take care of the extension just like taking care of your original growing hair.
Whether you choose to work with a professional stylist or not, caring for your locks before getting an updo style can make all the difference.
To Wash or Not to Wash Natural Brazilian Hair
Squeaky clean hair is very appealing, but it can be difficult to work with freshly washed locks. Your hair has natural oils that condition it and keep it manageable. The natural oils can help mold an updo into place. If you choose to wash right before your salon appointment, you may find that the locks are a little dry and may have static that prevents the hairstyle from staying in place.
The salon stylist will want to work with clean, dry hair, but washing too soon before the appointment can be counterproductive. Women with thick hair may not be able to dry the hair completely before the appointment, and the moisture can make creating a lasting updo difficult since the hair’s texture and volume changes as it dries.
How long before the Natural brazilian hair extension appointment should you wash? The last thing you want to do is show up with a mop of hair that hasn’t been washed in days. Greasy hair is no pleasure to work with, and dirty locks can be unmanageable. Some things to consider when deciding when to wash are:
Your hair’s thickness: Thick locks take longer to dry, so it may be best to wash at least 24 hours before your appointment. Thin hair tends to dry quicker, so you may have enough drying time if you wash a few hours before your scheduled time.
Oily or dry brazilian hair: If your hair is oily, it may be best to wash it first thing in the morning if your appointment is in the afternoon, or right before you go to bed if you are scheduled for the morning. If your hair is dry, you may want to allow the oils to build up for about 24 hours before your hairstylist goes to work.