Should You Wash Hair Before Colouring? The Ultimate Prep Guide

Model has hair washed with ULTIMATE REPAIR Shampoo.

There’s a lot of talk about how to care for coloured hair after that dream shade is locked in, but the steps your client takes before they sit in the salon chair can be just as important. One question that often comes up is, ‘should you wash your hair before colouring?’ And it’s a good one to ask – there’s a lot of debate around whether clean hair or ‘dirty’ hair is the best canvas for a flawless shade.

So, keep scrolling to find out when to wash hair before colour or highlights, as well as tips to prepare your clients for the most stunning services…

Model has hair washed with ULTIMATE REPAIR Shampoo.
A drop of ULTIMATE REPAIR Shampoo.
Hairdresser pours ULTIMATE REPAIR Shampoo into palm of hand.
Hairdresser pours ULTIMATE REPAIR Conditioner into palm of hand.
ULTIMATE REPAIR Miracle Hair Rescue is sprayed through model’s long, dark hair.
A bottle of Marula Oil Blend Scalp Primer.
Marula Oil Blend Scalp Primer is applied to model’s scalp.
INVIGO Brilliance Color Protection Shampoo is passed from one hand to another.
Collage showing hair before and after using the INVIGO Brilliance range.