Making the most of your natural locks
Posted on January 18 2023,
Your wedding day glam begins with the gifts that momma gave you. And honey, thankfully momma gave us plenty to work with.
No matter what "I do" hairdo you're going for, a pre-wedding hair-care regimen can help you achieve that fairytale look when you're walking down the aisle.
Here are a few of our tips on how to unlock healthy, bouncy, lustrous locks that would make Rapunzel green with envy.
Consult your hairstylist
You've said "yes," and sent pics of the ring to your family and friends (and maybe frenemies eyes emoji). Next up on your to-do list? Call your hairstylist.
The wedding may be months away, but the truth is, knockout hair isn't primped in a day.
Your hairstylist can give you personalized recommendations about what shampoo, conditioner and treatments are best for you.
You may also want to book more frequent trims to clean up those split ends while maintaining your length.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
When it comes to getting that bridal glow, H2O is your hair's best friend.
In addition to using moisturizing hair products, it's important to follow the core principles of hair hydration:
Less is more. Over-washing, over-styling and over-processing are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to dried-out hair. It's time to ditch daily washes, put down the curling iron and take it easy on the hair dye. Au naturel is the way to go for the best results on your big day.
Turn down the heat. You're hot enough as it is, babe, so any more heat is only going to dehydrate your hair. Cold showers can help seal in moisture and close the pores in your scalp to prevent buildup of grease and dirt. If you're set on using heat-styling tools, be sure to turn them to the lowest setting, and protect your hair with a thermal spray.
What's the weather? Too much sun, dry air, wind, rain or humidity all risk damaging your hair. Protect your hair from the elements by wearing a hat or scarf. And it turns out mom was right about not going out with wet hair when it's chilly — not because you'll get sick, but because cold air could lead to breakage.
They don't call it beauty rest for nothing
There are plenty of ways you can look after your locks while getting some shuteye.
Bring a portable humidifier into your bedroom to ensure optimal conditions for your hair while you're sleeping, with the added benefit of hydrating your skin.
All of that tossing and turning over wedding planning is going to create friction that will cause your hair to tangle. So say goodbye to bedhead with our Silk Sleep Cap, which cocoons the hair to protect against breakage, retain moisture and preserve your style overnight.
Massage your scalp – both for your tresses and to destress
Healthy hair starts at the scalp. Regular scalp massages can help exfoliate dead skin and debris around your hair follicles, while increasing blood circulation to the area.
And when wedding stress feels like enough to make you want to pull your hair out, scalp massages have been shown to relieve anxiety and tension.
Check out our guide on how to perform this hair-care and self-care routine that's right at your fingertips. For those looking to dig deeper, we recommend using our Essential Brush to maximize the benefits.
At the end of the day, it's all about showing you and your hair a little love. So play some music, light some candles or use your favorite essential oils. Anything that'll help you rest your pretty head before the big day.