Why 'dirty' hair on your wedding day is a no-go!

2018 May Jessica Toby

HHair f Maybe you’ve heard it said, or maybe ‘a hairdresser’ once told you, that it’s better for your hair to be ‘dirty’ to hold a hair style….


One of THE most important things when it comes to your wedding day hair, and even in preparation for your wedding hair preview session is that your hair is clean. 

Define ‘clean’

Clean hair doesn’t have to mean hair that has just been washed. Many brides like to wash their hair the night before their wedding day and that’s absolutley fine, providing you don’t add in any products ( unless you’ve been asked by your wedding hair stylist to do so) and your hair hasn’t got super greasy, oily or sweaty overnight.

Wedding morning hair washing

One of my most asked questions from brides is ‘Can I wash my hair on the morning of my wedding?’. There are a lot of reasons why you might want to do that, maybe for you it’s the ‘norm’ to wash your hair every morning, or maybe you simply wont feel ‘clean’ without doing it. You can absolutely wash your hair on the morning of your wedding, just make sure ( unless we have pre arranged blo dry services ) that it’s also dry and ready to be styled by the time I arrive 

If you leave your hair ‘dirty’

Hair that hasn’t been washed for a few days will have produced natural oils. For some people this might not even make much of a noticeable difference but for others it can be an absolute deal breaker. If your hair is weighted down with oils then it will give the impression that it looks ‘greasy’. This will make it harder to style and your own hair oils may not work in harmony with the products I apply. This can result in your hair looking sectioned or even wet, and can darken colour, change tone and even prevent lift and curling.


If you are in any doubt about how best to prepare for your hair session then please do just ask! You’ll find helpful advice on my blog, or even over on my Instagram page.  If you want me to answer a particular question then drop me a DM and i’ll be more than happy to let you know what you need in order to ensure your wedding hair style is a success! 


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