Winter is the perfect season for a fairytale wedding. With the romance of candlelight, the sparkle of the snow and the excitement of Christmas, it’s what most of us have always dreamt of. Sadly, winter is also the most difficult time for hair, causing it to dry out and become frizzy. To help you get the wedding hair of your dreams as you walk down the aisle, we’ve put together our top tips to achieve those glossy locks…
Pick the right products for your hair type
Identifying your hair type will help you choose the right products in line with your texture and the present condition of your hair. The process itself, as described by Shampoo Truth, involves a few minutes of observing certain features of your hair to determine its unique characteristics.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll have a better understanding of what products to select for your hair. This will also save you money experimenting with various products, which you can put towards your honeymoon or a hen party instead!
Use rich conditioning treatments
Winter with its cold temperatures and dry atmosphere can damage your hair, therefore, in the months leading up to your wedding, it is important to use a deep conditioning treatment to keep hair and scalp moisturised. For strong, glossy locks on your wedding day, Shampoo Truth recommends coconut oil, butter or olive oil treatments to restore silkiness and shine.
Another great solution is a Moroccan oil intense hydrating mask. With the strength of Argan oil, not only will it help your hair get its shine back, it will regain its elasticity as well. According to customer reviews, the mask is suitable for all types of hair and the results can be seen after the first treatment. If used regularly, it will help you restore your hair back to its natural radiance, just in time for the big day!
Rock you natural hair texture
Work with what nature gave you and settle on a hairstyle which features your natural hair texture. If you have natural curls, let them show, instead of burning your hair with a flat iron directly before the wedding. With cold weather outside and central heating inside, fine straight hair will be more prone to drop curls, while naturally thick hair may frizz.
Putting your hair up is always a good option and you can incorporate braids, loops and some beautiful accessories to make the hairstyle dazzle. This will also mean that your hair will be neatly arranged into a beautiful style that won’t budge throughout the day!
Stick to the haircut rule
Do not get a haircut the day before your wedding day. There is nothing worse than a fresh haircut, or ‘haircut shock’. For some people the ends of their hair tangle more easily, while others report frizzy or fluffy flyaway strands after having their hair cut. This usually lasts until the first shampoo or a week in some cases.
Glamour recommends getting a haircut 3-4 weeks before the big day. During this time, your hair will relax and continue to grow out from the roots, eliminating any initial haircut shock. If you need a trim, go one week before your wedding day and always use a trusted hair stylist!
Make your winter wedding hair sparkle
Think of a statement piece for a classic winter wonderland look. A crystal tiara might be perfect to flatter your lovely lace gown and luxuriously long and loose winter hair. Experiment with feathers, diamantes and beautifully coloured, so when you take your first steps toward married life, all eyes will be on you!
Always ensure to show your hairdresser what you want to use so they can factor this into your hairstyle on your special day.
With all the energy that goes into planning a wedding, there’s a chance you may overlook the little things like getting your hair into shape for a perfect, winter wonderland look! Great bridal locks require love and devotion and the countdown starts now…