Achieving Radiant Hair for Your Big Day: Essential Hair Health Tips for Brides

At Lily Lane Creative, we know that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and every bride wants to look and feel her absolute best. One key aspect of your bridal look is your hair. Healthy, shiny hair can make a world of difference to your overall appearance. We’ve put together a little guide to achieving healthy and glossy hair for your big day.

1. Start Early

Without this first step, none of the rest will have much impact on your hair health. Healthy hair doesn’t happen overnight. Ideally, you should start a hair care regime at least six months prior to the Big Day! This allows ample time for your hair to recover from any weaknesses in the hair, and allows time for those tresses to  become luscious, full and glossy.

2. Nourish from Within

What you eat plays a significant role in the health of your hair. Incorporate a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals that promote hair health. Key nutrients include:

  • Protein: Your hair is made up of 80-85% protein (keratin), so ensure you’re getting enough through lean meats, eggs, fish, and legumes.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found in fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts, omega oils help keep your hair shiny and hydrated.
  • Vitamins A and C: These vitamins, found in fruits and vegetables like carrots, spinach, and citrus fruits, help your scalp produce sebum, a natural hair conditioner.
  • Biotin: This B-vitamin is crucial for hair growth and can be found in eggs, nuts, and whole grains.
  • GLOWWA: Awarded Globally the “cleanest hair supplement” available. Available in-salon at Lily Lane Creative and can be recommended after a thorough Hair Health Assessment.

3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Staying hydrated is essential for your overall health, including your hair. Drink plenty of water daily to keep your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is less prone to breakage and looks shinier and more vibrant. Keeping well-hydrated also promotes a healthy scalp. Dehydration can lead to extremely slow hair growth.

4. Regular Trims

Getting regular trims every 6-10 weeks, depending on your hair style/texture/density helps prevent split ends and keeps your hair looking healthy and neat. Even if you’re growing your hair out, trimming the ends will help maintain its health.

5. Choose the Right Products

Use hair care products that suit your hair type and address any specific concerns you have. Look for shampoos, conditioners, and treatments that are free from sulfates and parabens, as these can strip your hair of natural oils. Additionally, incorporate a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask once a week to keep your hair nourished and moisturized particularly in the 8 weeks leading up to your big day. We love the Redken Extreme Length Leave-In Treatment.

6. Limit Heat Styling

Excessive heat styling can cause damage and dryness to your hair. Whenever possible, air-dry your hair and embrace your natural texture. If you must use heat styling tools, always apply a heat protectant spray beforehand to minimize damage. We recommend Redken Thermal Spray.

7. Avoid Over-Washing

Washing your hair too frequently can strip it of its natural oils, leading to dryness and brittleness. Try to wash your hair no more than 2-3 times a week. In between washes, use a dry shampoo to keep your hair looking fresh. We love the Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Shampoo.

8. Scalp Care

A healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair. Regularly exfoliate your scalp to remove any buildup of products or dead skin cells. You can use a gentle scrub like the Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa or a brush designed for scalp exfoliation. Additionally, massage your scalp with essential oils like coconut or argan oil to stimulate blood circulation and promote hair growth.

9. Stress Management

Stress can have a negative impact on your hair health, leading to issues like hair thinning or loss. Incorporate stress-relieving activities into your routine, such as yoga, meditation, or regular exercise. These activities not only benefit your hair but also improve your overall well-being.

10. Consult a Professional

If you’re unsure about the best hair care routine for your hair type or have specific concerns, consult a professional hairstylist or dermatologist. They can provide personalized advice and treatments tailored to your needs. At Lily Lane Creative, we offer a bespoke hair health assessment, where one of our expert team will assess your hair, haircare, lifestyle and diet and recommend the best way to start your hair health journey. Book yours now under consultations. 

Healthy, radiant hair is the crowning glory for any bride. By starting early and following these essential hair health tips, you can ensure your hair is in the best possible condition for your big day. Remember, the key is consistency and taking a holistic approach to your hair care regimen. Here’s to looking and feeling your absolute best as you walk down the aisle.