Without a doubt after over a year of lock-downs long hair looks are sweeping the aisles. Whether your looking for a loose and somewhat unstructured curl, stunning coils, or a sleek straight look for your wedding day healthy hair is the key when it comes to achieving today’s hottest wedding hairstyles.
Today we have the how to on achieving your long hair goals both naturally or with extensions.
Up front I want to share that achieving your long hair goals truly takes some commitment and investment. So if you’re in it to win it then my first tip is SPLURGE ON QUALITY!
For both your shampoo and conditioner INVEST IN salon quality products free of sulfates and parabens that will leave your hair full of bounce and shine. Although they are a bit more expensive on the front end you’ll actually save in the end by using less product daily.
If you’re considering extensions the same rule applies. Splurge on quality! If you opt for cheap synthetic extensions you’ll be disappointed in the overall results. If you are going to commit to extensions then opt for either Remy Human Hair, Cuticle Intact or Virgin Cuticle Hair: Highest quality hair available.
If you are only looking for a day of change of pace many brides opt for clip-ins because there’s no commitment required; you just add in the clips when you want longer locks and remove them when you’re done. Get the right color match and bring them to your trial.
Being off even by a shade is a dead giveaway that you’re wearing faux hair. The most accurate way is to color match with the ends of your locks, not the roots, and go with the color that’s the most prominent in your natural hair.
You need to wash the extensions before the stylist secures them into your hair. Sizing and other chemicals are added to the hair to keep it looking pretty and salable in the package during shipping. Sizing can interfere with the curl having a long lasting hold.
Regardless of the direction you take to achieve your long hair goals it all begins with healthy hair. Adding extensions to damaged hair will leave you with patchy streaky un-natural looking result.
Healthy hair begins from within. The #1 tip to achieve healthy hair for your wedding day and everyday…. (drum roll please) Drink lots of water and eat right! Water hydrates and rids our bodies of toxins keeping our hair and skin healthy and moisturized.
Avoid affordable drugstore brands of shampoo and conditioner they are the #1 hindrance in your mission to achieve long healthy hair. Drugstore conditioners are riddled with wax and silicone that is bad for your hair, they are not actually conditioning your hair, it’s coating it. Choose a hydrating product that absorbs into the hair. In addition to investing in quality hair care products and hydrating with LOTS of water and hydrating foods consider increasing your intake of certain vitamins that are known to aid in hair growth and health. You can easily introduce additional vitamins into your diet both via supplements or foods.
Below are 5 vitamins and 3 other nutrients that may be important for hair growth. (source healthline.com)
- Vitamin A. All cells need vitamin A for growth. …
- B-Vitamins. One of the best known vitamins for hair growth is a B-vitamin called biotin.
- Vitamin C.
- Vitamin D.
- Vitamin E.
Keep it covered! When enjoying the outdoors wear a hat whenever possible. For those of you that enjoy the water be sure to rinse your hair with fresh water after swimming is essential to remove chlorine, chemicals or salt from your hair and scalp.
Be gentle with your hair! Chill out with the heat tools and let your hair flow naturally, avoid using rubber bands and clips to keep your hair at bay… pulling your hair into a pony tail may be the easy fix but it actually causes damage (especially while it’s wet).
Don’t hit a dead end with your hair growth. Getting rid of any damaged, broken, or split ends doesn’t affect the follicles in your scalp but it does help keep your hair healthy and manageable while you’re growing it out leaving you with a fabulous finished look. Frizzy brittle ends won’t hold a curl, and adding extensions to hair with frizzy ends will leave you with a brittle and unrefined finish.
Now that you know how to get beautiful healthy hair for your wedding day you’re probably wondering how to prepare for your stylist when she arrives on your wedding day. We’ve got you covered! Read our Hair Washing Do’s & Don’ts for Your Wedding Day.
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