Bridal Hair Care: Preparing Your Locks for the Big Day
A wedding day is arguably one of the biggest days in a woman’s life. This is a moment you will look back on constantly over the years and even show to all your loved ones, children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. A bride will always want to look her their absolute best on hertheir special day.
One of the biggest factors in your styling and grooming for your wedding is your hair. Wedding hair can be so fun to explore with all the intricate bridal hair styles and elegance of it all. Finding the perfect hairdo is just one step but there are preparations for your wedding hair that should be done to make sure it’s absolutely perfect on the day!
Here are some preparations you can do to get your perfect wedding hair:
Get A Haircut
One of the earliest preparations you can make for your special day is to get a haircut. Not all, but most brides prefer long hair for their ceremony because it’s the most versatile and looks elegant whether you wear it in an updo or down. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t cut your hair before your wedding.
Getting a trim and adding texture to your hair can elevate your wedding hairdo. If you’re wearing your hair down, some layers will improve the look and help the hair have dimension and volume. Trimming off dead or split ends will also help the hair become more manageable and easy to style.
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For best results, go to your most trusted stylist and be very specific about your instructions, whether you want a very minimal trim or if you’re going for a certain look. Provide multiple photo examples and always speak up while you are getting your cut to make sure you are getting what you want.
Another helpful tip is to get this trim a week or so before the wedding. Haircuts always look a lot better when the hair has had time to settle in. And it will also have more time to grow out a bit more. For more specific tips on when to cut your hair – read this.
Spice Up Your Color
Of course, going natural on your wedding day is a beautiful thing. You’ll be looking back at these photos for a very long time and you want a look that you’ll always be fond of. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with it.
It all depends on what you prefer. If you want to show off your personality and get a fun color, go for it! Make sure that it is a color that you’ve always wanted and feel confident in.
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For a more classic and understated look, ask your stylist how you can create more dimension in your hair. They will let you know how and where to place highlights, lowlights, and what color will suit you best. You can also find photo examples of a color you prefer and show it to them to achieve it. For more hair color ideas – check this out on Pinterest.
Visit A Head Spa
It’s no secret that weddings can be stressful. A good spa day is exactly what a bride needs before her big day. Head spas have recently gone viral for their ASMR content and pampering procedures. While they aren’t quite as widespread, a quick Google search will tell you if there is one near you. And if there is, don’t hesitate to book an appointment pronto!
These head spas are specifically for pampering the scalp and hair to leave you refreshed and squeaky clean. From cleansing treatments, head massages, steaming, and conditioning. They will design a program specially suited for your scalp and hair. Perfect to do right before your special day to cleanse your hair and unwind at the same time.
A hair mask is an essential part of a regular hair routine. It’s not to be done every time you wash your hair but once or twice a week is the key. Especially if your special day is coming up, it’s time to step up your hair care routine! Start using a hair mask once a week consistently a few weeks before your wedding to make sure your hair is super nourished and healthy and looking its absolute best. Read this article for more info.
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Deep conditioning is another essential hair care step in general but it’s super beneficial if you do this a day or two before your big day. This will make your hair extremely shiny and soft. It will also make your locks easy to brush through and make your hair stylist’s job easier.
A keratin treatment is a great way to prep the hair before your special day. This will make your hair thicker, stronger, and shinier, and protect it from damage, especially with all the styling that your hair will go through. However, there are a few things you should note about this treatment.
A keratin treatment is best done a week or so before your wedding day. Never do it less than a week before. Give your hair time to settle and absorb it. If you love curls and natural texture, don’t get a keratin treatment with straightening properties. Avoid ingredients such as methylene glycol, methanediol, methanal, formaldehyde, and formalin. A straightening effect may make it difficult to hold curls in place. Go for a purely keratin or protein smoothing treatment only rather than a straightening one.
One of the most important things you can do a day before your ceremony or the morning of your ceremony is to deeply cleanse your hair. You do not want oily hair with lots of buildup on the roots on your wedding day. This will make it very difficult to style and it will not look its best.
Use a sulfate-free repairing shampoo that will deeply cleanse the scalp but will not strip away any of the natural oils to keep your scalp hydrated and healthy. Clean hair and roots will give you lots of volume and will be so much easier to style and achieve your desired look.
Beautiful Hair on the Most a Beautiful Day
Hair is a crowning glory and it is definitely more so than ever as a bride on your wedding day. It can be a little overwhelming to think about all the preparations that go into a wedding. Take things one at a time. This detailed guide is to help you plan your timings and remember what to do when it comes to prepping your hair for the big day. Remember, the most important thing is that you’re happy, confident, and feeling all the love in the world on your wedding day.