Does the perfect hairdo start with a squeaky clean scalp and hair? Yes and no. Day-old hair is ideal for updos and statement braids, though the right products can create the same impact on freshly washed hair. Opting for a big blowout? A clean scalp can do wonders. For a fishtail braid or twisted side bun mood, wash your hair a day before. Prepping your hair is crucial to achieving the hairstyle you want, and ensuring it lasts the night. Anushka Kulkarni, Zonal Manager, Warren Tricomi Salon, has recommendations for each hair type, “Give your natural curls a polished, frizz-free look with a curl-defining product like the Morrocanoil Curl Defining Cream, through your hair. For frizzy hair, apply a smoothing serum like the Kérastase Serum Therapiste to control flyaways.” For those with fine hair (believe me, no blowout or curling tong’s effect lasts more than an hour), Kulkarni advises the use of a volumising shampoo and conditioner like Kérastase Resistance Volumifique Bain Shampoo and Conditioner, followed by a dose of L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Reno Full Volume Mousse to towel-dried hair prior to blow-drying.