Wedding Hair Styles - How To Avoid Disaster
Apart from losing weight to fit into the glamorous wedding gown, bridal hair is the next most important priority on a bride’s list of things-to-do-for-herself. Should she grow it? Cut it? Color it? Many brides grow their hair for months before the big day so that they’ll have more to work with when they consult the stylist for advice.
Keeping your hair in good condition is vital in the lead-up to the wedding. Bridal hair needs to look well looked after and shiny and in order to be manageable for a variety of styles, it should be trimmed regularly to keep split ends at bay.
1. Start well in advance
It’s recommended that at least six months before the wedding, you visit your hairdresser and have a good cut to remove any damaged hair and to start encouraging the growth of healthy hair. If you swim regularly, spend a lot of time in the sun or work in an air-conditioned office, your hair could be prone to extreme drying and maybe discoloration. Even though it seems a little silly to plan ahead so far in advance for your bridal hair, remember that you will be left with a crowning glory even after your wedding day.
2. Stay healthy
As the momentum picks up with your wedding plans, you will probably start neglecting your normal diet and exercise routines. This can play havoc with your hair – and fingernails and skin – so take some time out sometimes to focus on your health and wellbeing. Pay regular visits to your hairdresser, especially if she will be doing your bridal hair, and invest in hot oil treatments or whatever else she recommends to improve or maintain its condition.
3. Hair care products
The products you use will play a part in the condition of your hair too. Use shampoos and conditioners that are nourishing without adding coatings to your hair strands. While these products make your hair look gorgeous, long term they make it less able to accept tints and other color treatments. Considering that you will likely want your bridal hair to be colored for the day, this is an important thing to keep in mind. Ask your colorist or stylist if you’re in doubt about the brands that you use.
4. Fix hair issues
If dandruff is a problem for you, now is the time to see about remedying it. Your bridal hair could be stunning, but if you have flakes landing on your bare shoulders, your strapless gown will be a bad idea. Try your hairdresser for advice and if your problem is severe, consult a dermatologist.
Hold a rehearsal for your bridal hair style one week before the wedding. That way, it will be the length you’ll need it to be, and it can be trimmed if necessary, and you’ll be able to try on your accessories with it as well. Take with you your combs, tiara or anything else that you’ll need on the day.
6. Just before the wedding
Before you go to bed on the night before your wedding, don’t put it up in a ponytail or in braids. You want your stylist to work with hair that is in a normal shape, not kinked because of a hair tie. Also, bridal hair styles are usually best created out of hair that is not perfectly, squeaky clean. Wash your hair the morning before the wedding day and not again until after the wedding.
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