01 Jun, 2018
So you’ve selected the dress, the look and even the hairstyle but who’s looking into preparing your hair in the days leading to your big day? Girl, you want to be a complete package on your wedding day -You, your outfit and your hair. All taking the centre stage and who wants to be the highlight with dry brittle ends or dull hair? To make life easy for you, we’ve made a checklist of hair to-dos before you say I do.
To do or not to do? Hair colour is a tricky one because you also don’t want to leave your hair looking thoroughly dry and poorly nourished adding to your hair woes. A great hue to your hairstyle definitely adds a lot to your wedding day look so book an appointment with a stylist you trust and who knows and understands your hair, at least 2-3 months before your big D-day. This will give your hair enough time to let the colour settle, recoup from any possible damage, leaving only minor touchups to be done right before. Waiting to experiment with hair colour just a few days before your wedding is a big no!
Sure we all agree that African hair has a mind of its own. It can look perfect in the morning and could get frizzier as the day progresses. Struggles! Keeping that and the texture of your hair in mind, it’s best to define those curls with twist-out styles or perm rods. Additionally, products like African Pride Shea Miracle Moisture Intense Bouncy Curls Pudding can really help shape and enhance that curl definition whilst also hydrating your hair.
A luxurious fabric deemed fit for nothing less than royalty! Not only is this highly lustrous fabric silky smooth to sleep on, but it can also do wonders for your hair. Sleeping with a satin bonnet or on a satin pillowcase ensures your curls retain maximum moisture. Unlike cotton, it causes less friction between your hair strands and the pillowcase making it easier for your hair to absorb all the benefits of those hair products, thus improving your overall hair texture.
Weeks before your big day you want to ensure that your curls have more definition and that the ends of your hair look more nourished. If you’ve been experiencing split ends, be regular with your haircuts to get rid of any dry ends. Another important tip is to show your hair some TLC by being regular with a thorough moisturising. We swear by the LOC method since it is a great way to add and seal moisture into those thirsty locks. Even though you might want to skip deep conditioning on most days, this is the time where it will really count and we kid you not, you’ll see visible results. You may want to try MegaGrowth Deep Conditioner which is an excellent deep conditioner suitable for all afro hair textures.
We know how important it is for everything to look perfect on the most important day of your life, but overdoing the stress will only take the joy out of the moment and glow away from your skin. A stressed bride will also inevitably end up showing stressed, dull and lifeless tresses. Not to mention the hair fall that comes with being stressed. If you are a bride looking to grow out your hair, eating a well-balanced diet of protein, fruits, essential fatty acids and water are the key to healthy and shiny hair.
Need some more wedding inspiration? Check out Best Hairstyles For The Wedding Season.
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