10 Sure-Fire Ways to Grow Your Hair for Your Wedding

Many brides-to-be envision walking down the aisle with long hair, and not wrongly so. Long hair is more flexible and gives you more hairstyle options to choose from. Many brides have found growing hair to the desired length to be long and agonising. It doesn’t have to be that way for you. We’ve got you covered with some sure-fire tips to help you get those beautiful, long locks you’ve always dreamed of.

  1. Don’t trim every month

On average, your hair’s growth rate is only half an inch per month. By trimming your hair every four weeks, you get rid of that precious new length. Completely ignoring it isn’t helpful either. If split ends are not removed, they travel up the hair shaft and make your hair break off. Get your hair trimmed once every 8 weeks to allow a full inch to grow and only lose a small part of it. However, if your tippy tips get some form of damage, schedule a mini-trim to get rid of them while leaving the rest of your hair intact.

  1. Use hair oil

Hair oil has many benefits. It moisturises your scalp, removes dandruff, makes your hair stronger and adds softness, shine and lustre to it. Some great oils you can use include argan, olive, coconut and jojoba.

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  1. Deep condition

Deep conditioning your hair can restore its health. You can get a deep conditioning treatment at a salon or do it on your own. If you prefer the latter option, buy an over the counter treatment and make sure you follow the instructions precisely as written. You could also apply your favourite conditioner once or twice each week in the shower or overnight.

  1. Avoid heat

You might think hair dryers, straighteners, curling tongs and flat irons greatly improve your hair health. In reality, they fry your strands, damage the cuticle and make you get the dreaded split ends quickly. To avoid compromising the growth of your hair, stay away from hot tools or use them less often. Air-dry your hair whenever possible.   However, never sleep with damp hair as this will make it prone to damage. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the damp hair then gently squeeze it with a towel or old T-shirt to remove excess water. If you must use heat on your hair, make sure you use a good protective spray and a low heat setting if possible.

  1. Massage your scalp

Indulge in a 10-minute scalp massage at least twice a week.  Scalp massages increase blood flow which in turn promotes the production of natural oils and growth of hair.

  1. Eat and drink right

This tip may be an old cliché, but it is a highly important one. Loading up on certain nutrients helps promote hair growth. The essential component of hair is keratin, a protein. Anything with lots of protein like eggs, beans and lean meats will be of great value to your hair. Omega-3 fatty acids are also essential for healthy hair. They help your hair grow and look super silky. Good sources include oily fish and nuts. Other nutrients to add to your diet include iron, zinc, copper, selenium and vitamins A, C and D.fruity shake

  1. Consider supplements

Biotin and prenatal vitamin supplements can help in the renewal of cells that assist in hair growth. Don’t forget to consult your physician before incorporating any supplement to your diet.

  1. Don’t over wash

Over washing your hair strips it off the natural stuff required to make it grow, making it look dry and more susceptible to greasiness. If you have fine hair, it is okay for you to wash it daily. If your hair is thick or curly, wash it twice. In between the washes, use dry shampoo.

  1. Brush gentlyTangle_Teezer

Back-combing and rough brushing weakens strands and pulls hair shafts from the follicles. Therefore, you should brush gently and sparingly. Don’t brush your hair until it’s dry because wet hair follicles are delicate. If you have to brush wet hair, gently work your way from the bottom upwards.

  1. Get a silk pillowcase

As crazy as it may seem, using silk pillowcases assists in hair growth. Cotton and linen pillowcases can pull your hair as you toss and turn in your sleep, making it break. Silk is kind to your hair because it doesn’t bring about any friction that might damage your hair. Your hair remains smooth and free from knots throughout the night.

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Wedding Hair Insurance

Wedding Hair Insurance: Tips to Avoid a Wedding Hair Disaster

Your hair is just as important to your overall look as your wedding gown. Picking the wrong hairstyle could easily overshadow all the other wonderful aspects of your look. We’ve come up with a simple guide to help you make your hair picture-perfect on your wedding day.

Start Early

During the wedding season, the reputable hair stylists are usually fully booked. Book an appointment with your stylist at least four months before your special event. Start formulating your hairstyle at least three months to the event. You’ll have enough time to experiment with different styles and find something you love.

Bring Examples

When meeting your hair stylist, carry loads of pictures of other brides, celebrities and any other person who’s rocking a hairdo you love. Pictures help prevent misunderstandings between you and your stylist. You should also carry photos of your outfit or décor to give her a clue to your style and theme.Stylist pinning up a bride's hairstyle

Have a Hair Rehearsal

It is important to have a clear picture of how you will look on your wedding day. Book a tryout service well in advance of the D-day. During the trial run, your stylist can try out different styles. The two of you can then settle on one.

Choose Colour Wisely

You might want to colour your hair for your wedding. Have you thought about what will happen if you don’t like how the shade looks on you? To add insult to injury, the photos will serve as an everlasting reminder of how much you hated your wedding hair. The best thing to do is not to step too far away from the current colour of your hair. Going with your natural hair colour will also work just fine.

Don’t Look Too Different

Thinking of chopping off your beautiful long locks for a pixie cut just a few weeks to your wedding? You’ll be courting disaster. Don’t make a drastic change to your regular look. Your guests should easily recognize you for who you are. A complete change will also make you look artificial.

Think About the Venue

Are you having your wedding indoors or outdoors? What are the external factors that might come into play during the day? When choosing your perfect hairstyle, you should consider your venue. Some hairstyles won’t go well with your location’s climate. An elaborate updo, for instance, can get destroyed by the wind. Loose hair may also give you a hard time in the wind. You’ll have to invest in plenty of extra hold products. A simple, solid hairstyle like a sleek bob, bun or single braid will be more ideal.Beauty wedding hairstyle. Bride

Choose Hair Accessories Carefully

Hair accessories such as hair ornaments can overpower your hair. If you have an elaborate hairstyle, wear a simple headpiece and vice versa. You can combine a classic updo with an elegant veil. Wrap long, straight hair elegantly in a chignon and decorate it with strings of pearls or clips. A floral crown compliments wavy hair.

Your hair stylist can also advise you on the hair accessories that work best with your hair. Be open to her suggestions.

Coordinate With Your Dress

Your wedding hair should be in tandem with your dress. If you’ll change your dress for the evening reception, select a hairdo that will match both dresses. And don’t forget your bridesmaids. Make sure your hairdo works well with what they’re wearing as well.

 

 

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