Wedding Day Hair Preparation

It’s getting close to your big day and you have a million things going through your head… the dress, the flowers, the music, the invitations, and of course… your hair!

Many brides want to grow out their hair for the big day. However, before you go months without a trim there are definitely things you should know from the professionals.  Ashley Stone, owner of Beauty Entourage shares her wedding day preparation hair tips.

  • When your ends begin to split they cause breakage and brittle hair. Brittle hair has no shine, is dull, and creates frizzy ends.  It is also harder to curl hair with dead ends.
  • When growing your hair, you should be trimming about a 1/2 inch every 8-10 weeks.  Your ends trimmed do not effect how fast your hair grows but does keep those ends from breaking off.
  • If you have a lot of split ends, a couple inches worth, and you don’t want to trim that much you can deep condition once a week to help mend and smooth them out.  Penetrait Deep conditioner by Sebastian is one of my favorites.  Also, Schwarzkopf Q10 has an amazing shampoo, condition, and leave in spray that reconstructs the hair.
  •  Most over the counter shampoo and conditioners are either loaded with Protein to disguise the hair with extra softness or are very drying.  Too much protein weighs the hair down and breaks it.  A clarifying shampoo once a week is ideal to remove build up of oils or product. This is ideal for someone that only washes their hair every few days, has oily hair, or uses a lot of styling products. It helps give the hair a clean slate.  I recommend KMS Hair Stay Clarify Shampoo.
  • Do not deep condition your hair any closer than a week before your wedding day. When the hair is too soft it will not hold a curl as well.
  • Avoid any product in the hair the day of the wedding. Clean and dry hair is best.  Clarifying the morning of or the night before is a good tip.
  •  Coloring before the big day should be done about two weeks before. This allows time for the color to “settle”. It won’t look like that newly fresh just dyed my hair look. The color softens and looks more natural. Also, depending on the color you do, for darker colors you don’t want to risk having any color staining on the skin.
  •  Never wax the week of the wedding also. If you need any facial waxing, that should be done 1 week to 2 weeks before.