Though the perceived ideal varies from woman to woman, every bride wants to look her best on the wedding day. After finding the right bridal ensemble, hair is often the next concern when it comes to achieving the perfect look. A great stylist is key to getting the ‘do you desire for the big day, but you also want to make sure you give your hairstylist strong, beautiful, and healthy hair with which to work.
Photo by Duke Photography
Many brides try to grow their hair out for the wedding, hoping to have long locks for a stunning updo or for romantic waves past their shoulders. You may think avoiding haircuts is the way to achieve this, but that is not the way to go. While it’s not necessarily true that frequent trims make your hair grow faster – as your follicles don’t know the ends are split – it does help prevent split ends and other damage. Split ends can continue to split farther up your hair, so that by the time you get a trim in the days leading up to the wedding, the damage is still visible. However, you can get your hair trimmed less frequently than you would normally in order to give it more time to grow. Taking biotin or even a regular daily vitamin has also been shown to help improve hair growth.
Hair masks and other deep-conditioning treatments can be a wonderful way to maintain softness and shine. However, you do not want to use any of these treatments the night before the wedding. If your hair is too soft, it will actually be difficult for your hairstylist to create your desired look. Some people think this means that they should arrive with unwashed hair, with the oil serving as texture for styling, but that’s not the case. Wash your hair as you would normally, and trust your stylist to use the right products to make it work.