Every bride-to-be wants to look gorgeous on her wedding day. And that includes her hair, which must be healthy, soft and shiny. But that’s not something that can happen overnight, doesn’t matter how good your hair stylist is. If you want your hair to look its best, you need to start planning months in advance. Here’s how you can take good care of it in preparation for your big day and avoid last minute disasters.
1. Don’t make drastic changes to your haircare routine
If you have already found a shampoo, conditioner and styling hair care products that work for you, then stick to them. That new shampoo that caught your eye may promise to leave your hair clean and naturally healthy, but what if it irritates your scalp? And that conditioner may claim not to weight your hair down, but what if it’s not moisturizing enough, leaving your tresses dry and brittle? Sure, most of us try new products all the time without anything bad happening but do you really want to take that chance a few days before your wedding when, if something should go wrong, it will be too late to do anything about it? If you want to try something new, do so weeks, if not months, in advance.
2. Don’t make drastic changes to your hair style
For the same reason, you shouldn’t make any drastic changes to your hair style either. If you want to sport a new hair do, a perm or straighten your hair on your wedding day, plan for it in advance. Cut your hair, or have any other treatment done, about four months before your big day. That way, you can see how the new style will suit you. If you like it, you can learn how to easily maintain it and, if you don’t, your hair will have plenty of time to go back to how it used to be before you messed up with it.
3. Don’t make drastic changes to your hair colour
As you’ve probably figured out by now, the same, of course, applies to your hair colour. No drastic changes whatsoever. If you plan to dye your hair or have highlights done for your wedding, experiment with them months in advance. That way, if you don’t like the new look, you won’t have to sport it while walking down the aisle.
4. Condition and deep condition
To avoid dry and brittle hair on your wedding day, always use conditioner after shampoo. It will replenish the moisture your hair has lost during washing, and leave it soft, shiny and manageable. A good conditioner will also help prevent flyaways and seal in split ends. In addition, use a deep conditioning treatment once a month before your big day to moisturize your hair and keeping it looking its best.
5. Avoid blow dryers and other styling tools as much as possible
The heat from the blow dryer, hair straightener and other styling tools can cause a lot of damage to our hair, causing it to become dry, brittle and even break. So, until your big day, use styling tools only for special occasions and, whenever possible, let your hair air dry. If, for any reason, you can’t, protect your hair with a heat protection serum before blowdrying/styling it. This will minimize damage.
6. Eat healthily
There is only so much the right hair care routine and stylist can do to make your hair look good. If you truly want it to feel and look its best, then you have to take care of it from the inside out. How? By eating a balanced diet full of vitamins (fruits and vegs), iron (lean red meat and whole grains), protein (lean white meat, milk and eggs), omega 3 fatty acids (salmon), zinc (nuts) and biotin (legumes). It won’t just improve your hair, but your overall health too.
7. Consult a stylist
Doing your own hair yourself for your wedding day can be pretty daunting, especially if you want an elaborate hairdo or simply wear your hair differently from your usual style. If that’s the case, look for a good hairstylist and, a few months prior to the wedding, discuss options for your desired hairstyle. Make sure to bring pictures of hairdos your like, but also be open to listen to any suggestions your stylist may make. Your hairstylist can also experiment with your hair and show you how different styles will look on you to help you to choose the one you like the most and suits you better. He or she will also be able to give you tips on how to care for it until your big day.
Do you have any other typs on how a bride-to-be can take care of her hair in the upcoming months to her wedding?