Pre-Bridal Hair Care Tips At Home for Every Bride-To-Be
By Shehnaz Shirazi
Every woman dreams of having healthy, beautiful, and bouncing hair. This dream is even more pronounced for women who are about to walk down the aisle. A good hairstyle complements the bride’s overall beauty and makes the overall wedding venue décor look more stunning. If you have a wedding coming up, you need to tweak your hair routine in order to prepare your hair for the big day.
This article will help you create and stick to a disciplined hair care routine from now all the way to the D-day. But before we get started, we have to mention that a good hair routine necessitates a quality hairdresser. You need to find a reliable, experienced hairdresser who will be advising you every step of the way, and who will be just a phone call away during the entire pre-bridal hair care process.
Now let’s get down to the tips:
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1. Make and Use DIY Hair Conditioner Regularly
There are many ingredients that your hair needs but commercial hair conditioners don’t provide. If you want your hair to be frizz-free and soft, make a DIY hair conditioner using ingredients such as coconut cream, castor oil, almond oil, lime juice, vinegar, and glycerin. Mix 1 teaspoon of each ingredient together and apply the concoction to your hair regularly for naturally shining and healthy locks.
2. Oil Your Hair on the Daily
Heat up some castor or coconut oil and use it to massage your scalp and hair every morning. You need to do the massage in circular motions. For optimal benefits, you should leave the oil to settle for about an hour or two before washing it off using your hair cleanser or shampoo.
One of the key benefits of regular hot oil massage is improved blood circulation in your scalp. Better blood circulation improves the health of your hair strands, which then prevents unwanted hair breakage before the big day.
3. Eat Right
Ensure that you eat the right quantities of a balanced diet for optimal hair nourishment. Some of the foods that will nourish your hair naturally include eggs, nuts, fish, and leafy vegetables. You can also complement your diet with calcium, iron, and other supplements to make your hair lustrous. And because you need to detox and add moisture to your hair, ensure that you drink a lot of water and fresh fruit juices.
4. Exercise and Meditation
Regular exercise and meditation have tons of benefits to your body’s overall health. With respect to hair, exercising regularly and meditating at least once a day promotes hair growth and, with consistency, makes your hair beautiful and lustrous. Exercise does this by helping your body release more happy hormones, making you always calm and happy. That’s just the environment your hair needs to grow and glow. So, between now and the wedding, start walking a little bit more, cycling, swimming, and doing yoga, among other simple exercises.
5. Utilize DIY Hair Masks
Applying a hair mask twice a week will help you attain smooth and shiny hair. Making a hair mask is quite easy given that all the ingredients you need are in your kitchen cabinet. All you need is a banana, some unflavored yogurt, one raw egg, some milk, and a tablespoon of honey. Mix up everything in a bowl, apply the mixture all over your scalp and hair strands, and then wash it off after 20-30 minutes. The purpose of the yogurt is to treat dandruff and keep oil secretion in check (perfect solution for itchy scalp and frizzy hair). Eggs are rich in vitamin B. Bananas are rich in potassium that’s needed for silkier, shinier tresses. Milk has a high content of calcium and protein, the two most effective nutrients for stronger strands. And lastly, honey has anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties that nourish your scalp and protect the hair from unwanted breakages.
6. Other At-Home Hair Care Remedies
Apart from a DIY hair mask, there are other at-home DIY hair care remedies that will help revitalize your hair before the wedding. These include:
- Wash your hair with beer or any other fermented drink once a week to turn your dull and lifeless hair into bouncy, healthy hair. Fermented drinks are rich in yeast and vitamins, which work effectively to plump tired strands and give them that natural bounce.
- Rinse your hair with rice water once a week to prevent it from greying and breakage. Rice is rich in vitamins C, B, and E.
- Get rid of dandruff and scalp infections by applying onion juice to your scalp. Onions have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Onions are also rich in Sulphur and antioxidants, both of which are great at preventing hair from breaking, aging, and graying.
7. Invest in High-Quality Hair Products
The condition of your pre-bridal hair is highly dependent on the quality of the hair products (shampoos, conditioners, serums, etc.) you use. You risk hair damage (frizz, tangles, and brittles) when you use low-quality, cheap products because most of them contain chemicals that interfere with the natural texture. Don’t buy a product just because it promises shiny texture or hair growth without checking the chemical content in the product. Take your time to go through the ingredients and pick the ones with a reasonably low percentage of chemicals. It is also a good idea to consult your hairdresser for the right hair care products to trust in the run-up to your D-day. If the plan is to have your wedding in the UAE, or if that’s where you live, please check out this hair salon in Dubai for the best pre-bridal hair care.
8. Get Regular Trims
Getting regular trims in the run-up to your wedding prevents your hair from getting split or dry ends. If you wish to get a haircut, don’t wait until the last few weeks to get it. The best time to cut your hair is a month prior to your wedding day in order to give the cut the time it needs to sit perfectly on your head. And finally, avoid applying hair color within the last month of preparations, particularly chemical-based colors. You definitely are not ready for the inevitable damage that coloring can cause to your hair right when you need to have the most perfect hair.
Even with these at-home pre-bridal hair care tips, it is important that you book several salon appointments along the way for professional treatments. At-home hair care routines should complement professional treatments, not become a substitute. Remember to have fun throughout the process.