5 steps to get gorgeous glossy hair for your wedding day
Everyone wants gorgeous glossy hair on their wedding day right? Preparation for beautiful bridal hair should start months before the big day, explains destination wedding hair stylist and Fine Art Curation member Frank Giacone. "Aim to start a consistent haircare routine at least three months before the big day, or longer if you have thinning hair," explains Frank. "With regular conditioning, overnight oil treatments and a break from heat tools, you can transform your hair to its best possible condition." Read on for Frank's top tips for essential wedding hair prep...
1. Oil is your friend
Oil is an essential feature for soft and supple hair. Use natural oils like coconut or almond before you shampoo like a pre-treatment. Set aside time once a week for an overnight treatment, applying oil to your scalp and massaging with fingertips using a circular motion. Apply the remaining oil on your palms to the lengths of your hair. Cover with a towel or shower cap and leave on overnight. The next day, shampoo hair, rinse thoroughly and condition as normal. The hair oil from my Frank Giacone Creating Beauty line is a great treatment enriched with vitamins and carrot extract.
2. Double up on shampoo
I always advise our clients to have two shampoos in their shower. One for their specific hair type (for colored or highlighted hair for example) plus a regular shampoo for frequent use. Switching between the two ensures that the hair remains glossy and shiny because the hair doesn’t get used to one shampoo, which can cause over cleansing. Using two shampoos also helps to keep your hair at its correct ph balance, which creates beautifully shiny locks.
3. Use a deep conditioning treatment
Shampoo your hair and towel dry, then blow dry to take excess water out. When your hair is about three quarters dry, apply a handful of your favorite conditioner or hair mask to your hair and scalp, massaging it in well (if you have fine and a greasy scalp, just concentrate on the mid lengths and ends). Wrap a soft cotton towel around your hair to keep it warm and leave on for 15-25 minutes. Now rinse off the conditioner and dry hair with low heat, or naturally in the sun.
4. Consider a keratin treatment
If you favour silky straight hair but find that you are prone to frizz, a keratin treatment might be for you. Also known as a keratin blow dry or Brazilian blow dry, it's one of the most effective smoothing treatments for boosting shine and manageability in frizz-prone hair – leaving it sleek and straight. However, proceed with caution and ensure you have a professional consultation if you're thinking about this treatment. It's generally not advised for blonde, highly processed hair .
5. Give your hair a break
If you frequently use hot tool appliances like straightening irons and wands, stop for a while to give your hair time to recover from all this heat damage. Over heating leads to dull hair and breakage to follicles and hair shaft. If you must use these tools, be sure to use a thermal protector spray and keep heat at about 160-190°C.