Wedding Hair

Everything You Need to Know: Pre-Wedding Hair Care Routines

September 15, 2022

Planning a wedding involves countless details, and one crucial aspect that often takes center stage is, of course, the bride's hair! At Updos For I Dos, we understand that every bride is unique, and their hair care needs vary. In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about pre-wedding hair care routines, drawing from the expertise of our fully licensed and insured hairstylists.

Achieving and maintaining healthy hair is a gradual process that requires a proactive approach, especially when preparing for an event as special as your wedding day! Let's begin with some essential (and easy!) tips to enhance your hair care routine. To set the stage for gorgeous locks on your big day, initiate your routine at least six months to a year in advance. Start by selecting high-quality shampoo and conditioning products tailored to your hair's specific needs, as recommended by your regular hair stylist. We also recommend avoiding daily shampooing and conditioning, as this can strip your hair of natural oils! Instead, opt for washing every two to three days to allow your scalp to naturally replenish its oils! Continue reading for more tips from our team. 

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Tailored Treatments to Your Hair Type

Different hair types and textures demand different courses of action! For brides with coarser, dense hair, our recommendation is ultra-hydrating and conditioning treatments to enhance moisture. On the other hand, those with thinner, finer hair often seek treatments that add fullness to their natural locks. We encourage our brides to consult with their regular hairstylists or our Updos For I Dos professionals to determine the most suitable pre-wedding hair care routine! Understanding your hair type is pivotal in achieving optimal results, and our experts are well-equipped to provide personalized guidance tailored to your unique needs and preferences!

Thorough Pre-Wedding Hair Trials

We believe that pre-wedding trials are not just about testing hairstyles but also ensuring that brides absolutely love their look! Our Updos For I Dos artists always encourage brides to provide the most honest feedback during trials; you’ll often hear our artists asking brides if they merely like their look or if they truly love it! (PS: we want you to LOVE it!) Our goal is to make sure that every bride leaves our sessions feeling confident and beyond excited about their chosen wedding day hairstyle! We will forever strive to create a collaborative and positive experience that aligns with every bride's vision for her perfect bridal look! 

Seasonal Considerations for Healthy Hair

Seasons can absolutely affect your hair health, especially if not properly cared for! Cooler seasons tend to dry out the scalp, while summer can actually also lead to dryness and flaking if not protected from the harsh sun. Our Updos For I Dos artists, or your regular hairstylist, can provide recommendations, specialized treatments, and home care routines to help counteract these seasonal effects, ensuring your hair remains healthy and vibrant year round, and especially leading up to your big day! In addition to scalp and hair treatments, an easy fix for summer time scalp care is to always wear a hat when you are going to spend time outdoors! Not only will this protect your hair and scalp from the sun beating down, but it will also protect your face from any negative sun affects! 

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Nourish Your Hair from the Inside Out

We truly believe that what you put into your body reflects in your hair and skin; you are what you eat! Having a well-balanced diet is key to achieving that perfect bridal glow. Brides, we recommend chatting with licensed dietitians or health specialists who can help create a personalized diet plan to boost your overall health, making your hair and skin shine from the inside out! 

The Right Time to Start Prepping Your Hair For Wedding Day

Is it ever too soon to begin prepping your hair for the big day? The short answer is, nope! Ideally, we recommend brides start focusing on their hair care routine about a year to six months prior to their wedding day. However, the earlier you start, the better, and again, there's no such thing as starting too early. Beginning your hair care journey well in advance allows our experts (or your regular hairstylist) to address any specific concerns, track your hair's progress, and make any necessary adjustments along the way! We're here (and oh-so happy) to help ensure that your hair is in its best condition for your special day!

Tailored Hair Care Products

Hair care routines are not a one-size-fits-all kind of deal! Different hair textures and types require different types of maintenance, therefore we cannot recommend any one product in particular. When it comes to hair care lines, we are huge fans of Maria Nila products! This is a Swedish based hair care line, therefore their ingredient list is far more limited than an American based brand. With a quick Google search, you’ll quickly find the benefits of using EU based products as opposed to US based products. For more damaged hair, the Maria Nila Repair line works wonders, whereas brides looking for extra "oomph" will fall head over heels in love with their Voluminous line! 

Pre-Wedding Hair Care Routines in Short 

At Updos For I Dos, it's not just about the fabulous hairstyles for us, it's about creating an experience that ensures you look and feel your absolute best on your special day! Crafting the perfect bridal look is a collaborative effort, and our team is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and joyous experience for each and every bride! You can trust us to be your partners in creating a perfect bridal beauty journey; go ahead and click the link here to secure your dream glam team today! Cheers to luscious locks, glowing skin, and happily ever after!

Cover Photo Credit: Dani Leigh Photography