In today’s society, our hair goes through a lot. We straighten it, curl it, dye it, play with it constantly. Our hair needs a little TLC and you’re going to want beautiful, healthy hair ready for your wedding. Here are some tips on how to properly care for your hair.
Choose hair products that suit your hair type. If you have frizzy hair opt for a shampoo and conditioner that will help fight the frizz and smooth out your hair. If you suffer from dry, itchy scalp look for something that is gentle on the skin like the Faith in Nature Anti-Dandruff Lemon and Tea Tree Shampoo. There are shampoos and conditioners out there for all hair types so you’re sure to find the right product that suits you and your hair.
I myself have awkward wavy hair that’s not quite straight and not quite curly but is full of frizz. I use the Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner to calm the frizz. It’s so good I don’t even have to blow dry my hair, I can leave it to air dry and my waves look softer and all silky.
Take a break
If you tend to wash your hair every day, have a rest day and give your hair and scalp a break. Over washing can cause your scalp and hair to become dry. The natural oils your scalp produces are good for your hair and will help moisturise your head and hair..
A little treat
We put our hair through a lot which often dries out of hair causing it to become knotty, brittle and lifeless. Every now and then our hair needs a little treat. Every week or every other, depending on how often you wash your hair, you should use a conditioning treatment on your hair. Simply rinse you hair and apply a conditioning treatment/mask all over, massage it in to your scalp, then tie it up and leave it in for at least 1 hour. After that you just need to hop in the shower or bath and wash it out.
Conditioning treatments will replenish moisture in the hair which will help strengthen the hair and it will stop it from getting all tangled up. Tangles can lead to breakage which means you’ll need to get your hair cut more often which isn’t good if you’re trying to grow your hair out.
I use the Bed Head Colour Goddess as I colour my hair and want it to look as vibrant as when I’ve first coloured it.
Blonde hair beauties
If you have blonde hair you know the pain of discolouration where it goes an odd brassy tone or worse green! Use a silver shampoo to get your beautiful blonde locks back. The purple tone of the shampoo cancels out green and brassy tones leaving you with that gorgeous shade of blonde. I’d recommend washing your hair with this the day before your wedding as well, just to give your hair that extra bit of oomph.
Gently does the trick
When our hair gets knotty it can be difficult to brush it out. It’s more difficult to be gentle with our hair when those knots are being stubborn. That’s where Tangle Teezers come in. Everyone should own a Tangle Teezer, they are an absolute lifesaver! They gently detangle knots so you’re hair won’t break. If you don’t already own one of these, you need to go and get yourself one.
Heat isn’t kind to our hair. Sure it can give us those fabulous Hollywood glamour curls or silky straight but it cause a lot of damage. Give your hair a rest and let it air dry, even if it’s just once a a week and try to avoid the straighteners and curling tongs as much as you can. If you are going to use heat on your hair, make sure you use a heat protector first. This will help prevent split ends.
A small cut
The best way to keep your hair in good condition is going for regular cuts. If you’re trying to grow your hair out, I’d recommend getting a haircut every 8-12 weeks. If you like the length of your hair and don’t want to grow it, cut it every 4-6weeks.
Healthy life, healthy hair
Your lifestyle plays a big part of your hair and how healthy it is. The better you eat, the more healthy your hair is. Oily fish are a good source of omega-3 and protein which are essential nutrients for a healthy scalp and hair. Nuts, eggs and avocados are also full of vitamins that are good for your hair.
All opinions are my own, this is not paid for. All photos belong to Chloe Louise Weddings.