BRIDAL HAIR CARE TIPS
The dream of every bride-to-be is to have shiny and healthy hair on their D- day,but you can never have a shortcut to success. Some women (yes, consider yourself lucky!) are genetically blessed with luscious locks, while other’s avail hair treatments. So we are here with few easy hair care tips to give you the perfect hair.
It is very important to understand your hair structure and figure out which category your hair falls into. There are 3 main hair types:
Oily hair: Oily hair feels quite heavy on the head and is unpleasantly clammy to the touch. It can be caused by perspiration, too much sebum (sebum is a natural oil that smoothens the scales on the hair shaft and makes the hair nice and soft) on the hair, touching your hair too frequently or simply by not washing as often as you should be.
Dry hair: Dry hair is quite dull, lifeless or fragile. It’s particularly common in curly hair as its uneven surface makes it difficult to distribute natural oils. It also occurs if you straighten your hair a lot and the ends fray or go frizzy.
Normal hair: Normal hair looks naturally healthy and shiny. It can stay nice and clean between washes. It contains a balanced amount of sebum.
Don’t forget you can also have combination hair! This could be when your hair is oily at the roots and dry at the ends, or vice versa, basically any combination of the above.
AVOID perming, straightening, curling, bleaching or repeatedly coloring hair and hair styling products such as mousse,sprays,chemical gels as much as you can.You may use the herbal version, if available!
Pamper your hair at least twice a week using this easy-to-do hair spa at home (tried and followed by many)
Hot oil treatment: take any natural oil (coconut, olive, almond), heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into our scalp for a little while. Wrap your hair using a soft towel dipped in hot water and keep it wrapped for about 15-20 minutes and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner of your choice.
A secret tip for dry hair: Mix half a cup of mayonnaise with 2 tbsp honey well in a blender. Apply in generous amounts onto the scalp and keep it for 10 minutes. Rinse your hair under cold water after you finish shampooing and conditioning to make it shine and look even more luscious than it was before.
Yes, eating healthy is the mantra to have beautiful hair. To have stronger hair, consume eggs, dairy products, fish, nuts, carrots, dark-leaf vegetables, legumes and grains. Also, make sure you intake minerals and vitamins. Lack of certain vitamins, such as iron contributes to damaged hair and can even lead to hair loss in women. Moreover, avoid extreme weight loss and harsh diets since they lead to hair fall.Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help improve the overall health of your hair. Avoid foods that contain too much oil or spices.
It is very important to be gentle with your hair. Regular hair brushing is essential but the way you brush your hair has to be taken care of. Comb your hair only twice a day as excessive hair brushing can damage your hair. Always use a wide-toothed comb to remove the tangles from your hair. Also, try not to comb your hair when it is dripping wet. This might lead to excessive breakage, as wet hair is quite fragile and brittle.
Reduce stress. Stress is one of the main culprits that causes hair loss in women.It has a bigger impact than you think. Meditation can be very helpful, as well as exercise. Your mental being is of utmost importance for overall physical health. Thus, be happy!!
We advise you to start preparing at least 2-3 months prior to the wedding for the best results. It is also best that you try a new hairstyle or color at least a month or two before the wedding so that you can get used to the new style. Personally, we would not suggest a very drastic change in style.
If you haven’t been taking care of your hair well, the time before your wedding is the perfect time to start with good hair-care habits.
P.S: beautiful hair does not magically appear overnight, you need to take good care of it over a sustained period of time.
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