The dress. The shoes. The jewelry. The makeup. It seems like all these decisions are checked off before a bride starts to consider her hair. How’s it going to be styled? Will you be doing it yourself or hiring a professional? Don’t wait until the last minute to figure out this integral part of the bridal day beauty. And in the months leading up to the walk down the aisle, pay attention to the health of your hair.
Here are a few important tips on getting your hair wedding ready from start to finish.
1. Take your vitamins.
You want healthy hair on your wedding day. Instead of brittle, dry dos, a healthy head of tresses will be glowing, shiny and more voluminous, which are all important factors no matter what type of style you’ve chosen to go with. Besides, healthy hair grows faster! So, those vitamins will also help to grow some long locks for the big celebration!
2. Get inch trims.
If you are trying to grow your hair out as much as you can before the wedding date arrives, don’t skip on getting your hair trimmed. Go in every 4-6 weeks as you plan the party and get what I like to call “inch trims,” where your hairdresser takes only an inch off the bottom. It’ll keep split ends at bay and promote faster growth!
3. Stop using heat.
As much as you can in the months leading up to your walk down the aisle, stop using heat on your hair. When you can let your head air dry, let it. When you can put away the curling rods and straighteners, do it. Heat will dry and break you hair, so time without the disturbance will help to conjure up a healthy glow.
4. Test out different products.
Don’t use new products on the day of the wedding. Instead, test out different products long before you plan your hairstyle. Using new stuff without any experimenting can easily turn into a big disaster. Make sure you know how certain products work with your hair before you rely on them.
6. Have several trial runs.
Yes, just like with your makeup, it’s imperative that you have not just one, but several trials concerning your hair. Make sure it’s exactly what you want in terms of style. And then make sure it photographs just the way you like it. Finally, time it out so you can create an accurate timeline for your “getting ready” moments.
7. Don’t wash your hair.
If you’re styling your hair in an intricate up do or with luscious curls, nix washing your hair on the day of. Wash it the day or evening before, yes, but hair with a little oil built up is so much easier to style. It also holds volume, curls and even waves far better than clean, silky hair does.
8. Have a backup plan.
When it comes to hair, there’s always an unpredictable element attached to it. Have a backup plan in place in case anything goes wrong or just, not quite right. Have extra hair accessories, have extra products and have an extra style ready for any of those pop-up problems!
all photos via Style Me Pretty