I get asked this often from my clients. Do I want them to come with clean hair or dirty hair. You will hear different things from different stylists but my choice is always clean and dry hair.
I don’t want to touch oily, dirty, flaky, hair with my bare hands. It gets on my irons and in my combs. It makes it harder for both heat to penetrate and curl to hold, and it makes the hair heavier. I always reserve the right to refuse service if someone shows up with greasy hair. One day old hair is fine. I do not want hair freshly washed that morning because often it is not completely dry and damp hair will not hold a curl. But please, do not come with oily hair. And if you know you have flakes, please make sure your hair is clean.