Wedding Hair

Why Clean Hair is the New Dirty Hair

September 15, 2022

As the countdown to your wedding day begins, you've probably heard the age-old advice that your hair should be a little "dirty" for optimal styling. Well, at Updos For I Dos, we're here to debunk that myth and share the insider secrets that clean hair is the new dirty hair, especially when it comes to specialty bridal styling! 

The Dirty Hair Myth

One of the most persistent rumors in the world of specialty hair styling is that unwashed hair is easier to work with. We're here to set the record straight – clean hair is actually the secret to unlocking the perfect bridal hairstyle! The misconception that dirty hair provides more grip actually makes styling more challenging, as oil accumulates and builds up on the strands. This build up makes it tougher to use styling products! Clean hair is like a fresh canvas for our hairstylists to create a stunning bridal look that lasts and defies the old-school ideas about bridal hairstyling! 

When to Wash My Hair Before Wedding Day

The question of when to wash your hair before the big day is one that often lingers in the minds of brides-to-be. At Updos For I Dos, we're all about making you feel comfortable and confident, and that includes your hair care routine leading up to your wedding! While our recommendation leans towards washing your hair the morning before the big day or indulging in a relaxing wash and blowout at the rehearsal dinner, the key here is to cater to what makes you feel your absolute best! We understand that everyone has their own comfort levels when it comes to hair washing habits. If you're the type who loves that fresh, just-washed feeling every morning, then by all means, go for it on your wedding day too. On the flip side, if you're more comfortable skipping a wash or two (or even three!), that's completely okay too. The important thing is ensuring you feel at ease and confident with your hair, allowing you to shine on your special day! Whether you choose to wash your hair the morning of your wedding for that fresh feel or opt for the day-two bounce after a rehearsal dinner blowout, rest assured that our skilled team is here to make your bridal hair dreams a reality, tailoring our approach to suit your unique style and comfort preferences.

Stylist Success with Clean Hair

By arriving with clean, dry hair, you're setting our stylists up for ultimate success! When you arrive clean, your hair is free from oil build-up, which allows us to use products tailored to your specific hair type, and ensures the longevity of your stunning style! This approach not only guarantees a flawless finish but also contributes to the overall health and vibrancy of your locks, certifying that your bridal hairstyle stands out and lasts throughout your joyous celebration.

Tailored Solutions for Every Hair Type

At Updos For I Dos, we celebrate the uniqueness of each bride, understanding that no two heads of hair are the same! Our team of experienced hairstylists takes pride in our ability to provide tailored solutions for every hair type, ensuring that your dream hairstyle becomes a reality on your most special day. Our commitment to personalized service starts with a thorough consultation process that goes beyond simply discussing your wedding day vision. We take the time to dive into the intricacies of your hair, recognizing that different textures and types require specific attention! If you find yourself with thinner, finer locks that benefit from more frequent washing, we'll craft a plan that aligns with your hair's needs. On the other hand, if you're blessed with denser, thicker hair that can go a bit longer between washes, we'll adapt our approach accordingly. At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure you feel not only beautiful but also comfortable on your wedding day. Building on our understanding of your hair and your comfort preferences, we tailor our styling approach, choosing the right products and techniques to enhance your natural beauty!

Pre-Wedding Education and Hair Care

At Updos For I Dos, we believe that education is key to helping brides look and feel their best on their big day. We provide helpful information sheets to make sure every bride and party member is well-prepared. Our weekly blogs cover everything from wedding hair and makeup to other important topics, giving brides the knowledge they need to make informed choices!

One aspect we're particularly passionate about is educating brides on the benefits of pre-wedding haircuts. Many brides worry that trimming their hair will slow down its growth, but we’re here to tell you that’s totally not true! We actually recommend regular trims every 6-8 weeks. These trims prevent uneven breakage, keeping your ends healthy, full, and luscious - essentials for achieving that perfect wedding day look! Stay tuned for our upcoming blog post in January, where we'll dive deep into the importance of your pre-wedding hair care routine, sharing tips and insights to ensure your locks are at their absolute best when you walk down the aisle! 

Clean VS. Dirty Hair For Updos 

Clean hair is the ultimate canvas for crafting your perfect wedding day hairstyle! At Updos For I Dos, we're on a mission to bust the myth that says you need dirty hair for a knockout style. We want to encourage all brides to soak in the clean vibes, have faith in our skilled team, and enjoy as we turn your freshly-washed locks into the dreamy bridal hairstyle you've always pictured! Are you ready to make it official? Reach out to us now to secure your wedding date with our highly experienced and talented hair and makeup artists today! We can’t wait for your best day ever! 

Cover Photo Credit: Lauren Fisher Photography