Caring For Your Hair Before The Big Day
Having healthy, beautiful hair is a necessity for your wedding. With
the right planning and the right process, your hair will be absolutely
stunning, not only on your wedding, but for the rest of your life. All
you need to do is follow these simple rules to not only look wonderful
but also feel great about the way you look.
- Avoid doing anything drastic to your hair during the week
leading up to your wedding. Do not try a new hair color or a new cut
or style that you have not already experimented with You should
always cherish your wedding pictures and not hide them because you
had a bad hair day.
- Plan early. The ideal time to start planning your hair style is
right after choosing your wedding gown. Get a picture of yourself in
the gown. If it is being made, go to a nearby bridal store for the
photo so you can get a visual image of your gown’s fit and style.
Use the pictures to determine the style and image you want, then
decide which hair style best reflects the image you want. Peruse
bridal magazines to get an idea of what styles are available. After
identifying your favorite two or four hair styles, show them to your
hair stylist and talk about which one would best suit your hair
type, the shape of your face and your wedding theme; then try them
out to see how they actually look on you. Get pictures of yourself
in each of the styles. You will know which style is right for you
when you see it! If your wedding is going to be out of town, take
pictures of your finished hairdo along with pictures of the styling
process to the stylist who will be doing your hair on the big day so
he or she will be able to see exactly how you want your hair to look
and exactly what they need to do to make it happen.
- Experiment with color when you decide on your hair style. The
right color or highlights can be spectacular if done properly but
the wrong color can be a disaster. Figuring out what does or doesn't
work early gives you plenty of time to make corrections and try
- Drink plenty of water and take lots of vitamins. Within just six
to eight weeks, you will see a magnificent change in your hair. An
added advantage is that you will feel wonderful and your skin will
look and feel softer and more supple. Water washes away toxins come
form stress and the environment. The most essential vitamins are
zinc, found mostly in beans; vitamin A, prevalent in dark green
vegetables; and B6, found in eggs. Herbalists recommend black
currant oil for hair that is dry or thinning. Vitamin or organic
grocery stores carry hair and skin vitamins that are good for a fast
- Don't over shampoo. Most commercial shampoos and conditioners
contain harsh detergents that strip hair, leaving it dull and
lifeless; commercial conditioners that stop frizzes rob your hair of
volume. Specialty salons and retail outlets specializing in organic
personal care and grooming products are excellent sources for
healthy hair care products.
- Color or retouch your hair two to three weeks in advance. This
allows plenty of time to reverse any damage.
- Deep condition your hair one week before your wedding. You want
your hairdo to hold up through several intense hours. Deep
conditioning on your wedding day or the day before will make it
difficult for your hair to hold a style over an extended time.