Ok, so… your wedding might be one - or even two - years away and you might be wondering when to start prepping your hair. The answer is: yesterday. Whether your hair is long, short, blonde, pink, or Classic Blue, the hair styles can often take years to cycle through so the more time, the better. Having attended, planned, gone through and witnessed many weddings from concept to completion, we’re giving you our top tips to ensure a smooth-ish sailing day. Looking for a bridal style guide? Start here!
Start with a detox shampoo
Product, environment, and even your diet can contribute to the ways in which your hair behaves. A very common issue is often product buildup that can come from daily routines or even how hard or soft your water is. Start every other week and bump up to once a week - depending on your styling/cleansing routine - with a clarifying shampoo to rid your hair of buildup. This will work to improve your color, shine, condition, and how your hairstyles.
Brownlights or Blondage
Most women who color their hair get some form of highlights. No matter whether you choose to get balayage, babylights, twilights or a high lift tint, adding shampoo to properly care for your color concerns is key. While our go-to has always been to add a lavender-hued shampoo - like Redken Color Extend Blondage - the latest release from Redken is perfectly suited for brunettes! Redken Color Extend Brownlights, is a blue-hued shampoo and conditioner system that guards against brassy build-up by canceling out unwanted warmth.
Try: Redken Color Extend Brownlights
Mask it up
Hair masks are a great product to incorporate into your self-care routine. From adding a quick mask in the shower, to twisting it up into a shower cap for an extended dose of moisture, these are one of our top ways to prep your strands no matter what style you have.
Whether you decide to change your style, or your entire day gets turned upside down, staying flexible is key for both your hair and your attitude. Because you never know what is going to happen, we always suggest using a flex hold hairspray instead of lacquering a style into place.