10 ways to care for pre-wedding hair

11 Apr 2017

Give your hair some TLC in the run up to your big day with these top 10 tips

There are plenty of ways you can prepare your hair to look its best on your wedding day. From how to eat your way to healthy hair to how to make your hair soft enough to be easily styled on the big day, discover 10 ways to care for your hair in the lead up to your wedding.

1. Nourish

To get your hair as glossy as possible, you’ll want to start months in advance. Apply a weekly deep conditioning treatment, after asking your hairdresser’s advice about the one most suited to your type of tresses.

2. Hydrate

As with your skin, your hair will benefit from you being well hydrated. Aim to drink about eight cups of water per day. This will help strengthen your hair, and encourage it to grow faster and healthier.

3. Trim 

Your hair will look its best once it’s had a trim by your hairdresser. Now is not the time to try a bold new look or visit a new stylist - if you so wish. Get your split ends cut off by someone you trust. And do this well ahead of the ceremony, not the day before.

4. Colour

If you colour your hair, you’ll want to schedule this appointment up to a fortnight before your big day. Stick with a trusted stylist and have a consultation about the shades that will look best in your wedding photos. Colour it a little way in advance and you can always choose a different dye shade if you change your mind.

5. Reduce shampooing

For those brides-to-be who dye their hair, the easiest way to safeguard your colour is to reduce the amount of times you wash it. Too much shampooing will fade and lift your colour. In the months leading up to the wedding, shampoo a maximum of three times a week.

6. Get fishy

Omega 3 fatty acids are great for the health of your hair. You can get a big hit of these oils from eating salmon, which is also rich in protein. If you’re not a salmon fan, you can take Omega 3 supplements instead. Start weeks in advance to see the results in the form of stronger strands, with less damage and breakage.

7. Eat your way to shine 

Vitamin B is also a key ingredient for healthy hair. It contributes to your hair’s natural shine. If you have dull hair, that could actually be a sign that you have a Vitamin B deficiency. So include as many Vitamin B-rich foods as possible in your daily diet: eggs, nuts and fish are all great sources.

8. Avoid heat

Blow-drying and heat-styling aren’t good for our locks, so try to ease off in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Where possible, let your hair dry naturally and avoid using straighteners or tongs so that you can give your tresses a rest. Also avoid wrapping your hair in a towel or rubbing it dry, to minimise breakage and frizzing.

9. Massage 

It’s not just your body that benefits from a massage – your hair and scalp do too. Schedule a scalp massage into your pre-wedding beauty regime, about a month before the big day. It will help to stimulate your hair follicles and relax you in the process.

10. Oil up 

If you’re wondering how to make your hair soft before the wedding, then the answer lies in hair oils. Apply a few drops every day to keep your hair nourished between washes. When it comes to natural moisturising oils, you can choose between coconut, aloe vera, argan, avocado, jojoba and olive.