Learn how to take care of your luscious locks in the lead up to your wedding day.
Bridal hair is usually one of the last things to be decided. When actually, it’s something that should be given great priority.
There are so many possibilities for bridal hair on your wedding day. From the different cuts and styles, to the range of products and treatments that are on offer, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Bridal hair is a very important factor to consider and we bet you want your hair to look the best it’s ever been, right? Right. So sit back, relax and get ready to take some notes in your bride-to-be wedding planning notebook.
We completely get that you want to keep any hair frizz to a minimum. But unfortunately, there’s no fairy godmother that can come and wave her magic wand. It’s no secret that putting a lot of pressure on your hair from straightening and styling it so regularly, isn’t actually doing it any favours. Your best bet? Invest in a bridal hair care treatment that is suited to your specific hair type.
There are so many treatments out there to choose from, but one of our favourites is Olaplex. It even says it acts as “insurance for the hair” – what could be better? Our advice would be to try this out a few months in advance to make sure it suits your hair. You could either ask your usual hairdresser about it or go to a salon. You can also come and check it out at The Wedding Gallery, where we’ll give you our honest opinions and advice.
If you are planning to colour your hair for your wedding day, we’d recommend going no more than one or two shades lighter or darker than your natural colour. No matter what you’re doing, you definitely need to speak to your hairdresser and come up with a plan.
As soon as you know how you want to style your bridal hair, that’s when you can start planning your colour. Get together a collection of photos and make sure you’re clear on what you want and what you don’t want (both are important!) Also make sure that you consider the time of year; for instance, if you’re in the sunshine this will lighten your hair a lot, so that’s important to think about.
Nope, that wasn’t a typo! Obviously washing your hair has so many benefits and water, in general, should always be by your side in the lead up to your wedding. But over-washing your hair can do some serious damage to it – including draining that brand new colour of yours much faster.
If you do decide to colour your hair, be sure to use a colour-loving shampoo and conditioner, and try to wash your hair less too – we’d say three times a week as a maximum. If you’re desperate, invest in a good dry shampoo and lots of hair oil – they’ll be your new best friends!
We get that looking after your hair takes time, but don’t cut out the conditioner. Whether you’ve coloured your hair or not, it’ll do wonders for the condition of your bridal hair. You can ask your hairdresser for a deep treatment or just lather on your product of choice and comb it through while you’re in the shower, making sure every single hair gets full of nutrition. Use a conditioning mask once a week and you’ll definitely notice the difference.
If there’s one thing we hear from every groom it’s this: they want their bride to look like themselves on their wedding day. Don’t make it look too forced and don’t go for a style you’d never wear. You can make yourself look amazing by embracing a hairstyle that makes you look like the best version of you.
If you never wear your hair off your face, don’t do it. If people tell you to add extensions but you don’t want to, don’t do it. Do what feels natural, comfortable and amazing for you.
And while it can be useful to look at photos, don’t look at too many. Your vision will start to become clouded by what other people are doing and you want to stay true to yourself. Pick a style that suits your vision…and don’t be afraid to ask your hairdresser for a few trial runs.
We hope this gave you some ideas for your bridal hair. Do you feel like you need more advice on products or an expert opinion? Book an appointment to visit our beauty team, Urban Retreat, at The Wedding Gallery here.