The 5 Ultimate Pre-Wedding Haircare Tips You Should Know
Preparing for the BIGGEST day of your life? I’m sure that your hair is on the top 5 list of the most important things for your wedding. For some brides, it’s the No. 1 thing. A bride’s hairstyle is a factor that influences her entire appearance.
According to hair experts at Prose, preparing your hair for your wedding day begins with a good plan, that starts way before you say your vows. In this post, we’ll be discussing a few key expert Pre-Wedding Haircare tips you should definitely take into account.
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1. Have a Good Hair Plan in Place
Good planning is crucial for having the perfect wedding day, and it applies to your hair as well. For example, if you choose to color your hair for your big day, you’ll want to ensure you select the right color that fits you in the best possible way. You’ll want to discuss this with a hair specialist, who’ll plan the exact right shade, advise the appropriate coloring technique, do some testing a few months before, and more. According to Prose’s experts, it’s fine to refresh color before the wedding but refrain from doing anything drastic at least 1 month before.
Hair loss is another issue you may need to deal with, and with good planning ahead of time, you can get the full, healthy look you want. Depending on the specific state of your hair, you may need to start working on hair loss issues a year prior to your big day. Adding a hair supplement to your routine can help address hair loss issues from the inside out. Prose’s Root Source™ is customized to your unique needs to help you grow fuller, longer, shinier hair. Here are some more good tips on Brides.com.
2. Start Your Haircare Treatments Months in Advance
According to Prose, haircare treatments for a bride should start 1-4 months before your wedding. Why so early, you may ask? Well, haircuts, masks, keratin treatments, and other deep conditioning treatments are performed way ahead of time in order to ensure the bride’s hair is at peak beauty on her wedding day.
As for haircuts, these should be done approximately 2 months before your wedding, for the scenario that your hairstylist cuts a bit more than you expect. According to Prose, the last final haircut should be done 2 to 4 weeks before the ceremony, which will give you ample time to get comfortable with your wedding hairstyle.
As for hair treatments, consult with your hairstylist and look for the treatments that are right for your specific hair condition. The right hair mask and deep conditioning treatments will condition your scalp and hair, cleanse and nourish it. If for example, you got an oily scalp, your hairstylist will surely recommend a hair treatment that’ll clear away excess oil.
If on the other hand, your scalp is dry, your stylist will recommend hair treatments that’ll hydrate and nourish your scalp, like aloe vera.
3. Eat and Drink for Your Hair
What you eat and drink has a serious impact on your hair. If your diet lacks essential nutrients like vitamins A, Bs, C, D, and E, zinc, iron, biotin, proteins, fatty acids, and more, then your hair could be at risk.
If you want to ensure full and lustrous hair on your big day, eat the right stuff, and drink lots and lots of water. When your hair doesn’t get the moisture it requires, it can become brittle and prone to split ends. You should drink 2 to 3 liters per day in order to ensure your hair is strong and healthy.
As for the foods you should focus on for your hair — make sure you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, avocados, fish, nuts (almonds and cashews!), eggs, dates, berries, raisins, and seeds. You can also advise your doctor to check if you have any specific vitamin deficiencies, as he may recommend taking multivitamins with biotin, Omega-3, amino acids, etc.
4. Trim it and Oil it, Regularly
Trims are a MUST. Whether or not you’re planning on a big cut, normal hair grows at an average of a quarter-inch every month. Trimming your hair once a month helps prevent split ends, no matter your hair texture. Why is that so important? Because it minimizes hair breakage, which can make your hair seem thinner or lead to unwanted frizz.
Another great way to maintain healthy hair is using oil treatments. We personally love a cold-pressed coconut oil massage that you can easily do at the comfort of your home. Just remember to oil your scalp and not your hair (oily hair will require lots of shampoo!).
If you accidentally apply too much oil, try using a few pumps of Prose’s Custom Dry Shampoo on your lengths and brush through to rebalance your hair.
5. Wash Your Hair on Your BIG Day
Most experts recommend that you shampoo and condition your hair on the morning of your big day (or the night before). However, do not apply anything else! No creams, lotions, oils, or any other product. If you do, you could have hair that is just over silky and over smooth. Be sure to use a balanced wash day duo, like Prose’s Shampoo and Conditioner. Because their formulas are custom-made for your hair, you’ll be able to lock in the care you need, from extra hydration for dry curls to anti-brassiness that makes blonde hair pop in the photos.
Follow these simple tips and your hair will look stunning on one of the most important days of your life.
Want to read more useful tips for your wedding? Read these self-care tips for busy brides.