Luscious Locks: How to Prepare your Hair for your Wedding Day

Eva Mendes Hair

Happy New Hair!

My first post of the year is for all the brides-to-be who are getting married in 2014, it’s going to be a great year! And I’m not just saying that because I get married this year, well…maybe I am 😉

There’s less than 7 months to go before I walk down the aisle, so I’ve started thinking about what I need to do to get myself looking and feeling great for the big day, and let’s be honest, no bride wants to wake up to a bad hair day on the morning of their wedding…To ensure that doesn’t happen, follow these 6 simple Dos & Don’ts, as recommended by Teresa Boland, my amazing bridesmaid-to-be and hairdresser extraordinaire, and before you know it, you’ll be tossing your luscious locks around like Eva Mendes in a Pantene Ad!

Wedding Hair Dos & Don’ts…

1. DON’T colour on top of colour! When getting your hair coloured only have your roots re-touched. Colouring on top of colour will seriously dry out your hair.

2. DON’T Shampoo & Condition everyday –  washing your hair everyday will strip it of its natural oils (which help to condition and grow the hair). Try leaving it a few days between washes, even if you just wet your hair as though you were going to shampoo it BUT DON’T! It’s a hard habit to break, but the easiest way to get around this is to tie it back on the second day. The longer you can leave it the better.

3. DON’T condition your hair every time you wash it – unless it really needs it.  When you do shampoo your hair, try shampooing it a second time, comb through and rinse. This will stop the hair getting greasy as quick, and hopefully, you won’t need to shampoo it as often.

4. DO let your hair dry naturally, as and when you can – heat damages the hair so avoid the use of straighteners/tongs etc every day. The less you use them the better.

5. DO apply product to your hair before using any heat – before drying use a light heat protector or smoothing balm and  before straightening/tonging always use a serum…This is most important!!! Straighteners get so hot and can ruin your hair if isn’t protected.

6. DO apply a weekly treatment to your hair, such as Macadamia Deep Repair Masque – but only if it needs it i.e. if the hair feels dry or dull.

Using good quality hair products really does make all the difference, I recommend the Macadamia Natural Oil range. Start off with the Deep Repair Masque and then replace one product at a time (when you run out), so you don’t have the expense of buying all the products at once.

Until next time,
keep calm and marry on!