Because, let’s be honest, who else needs to be best-tressed on the day?
Regular trims are essential even if you’re growing your hair. The tips have endured years of heat styling and colour treatments after all.
As well as keeping an eye on your waistline so that the frock fits, a healthy protein-rich diet is good for your hair too.
You know how unprotected hair can fry in strong sunshine but add styling protection to your safety (hair)net too. Invest in a hair primer (sitting pretty on my dressing table is Mark Hill’s Styling Primer, £7.99) and turn the heat down on your dryer and straightener. Just because they can hit 300 degrees doesn’t mean they have to.
Because healthy hair grows better from a healthy scalp. Dead Sea Spa Magik Conditioning Scalp Mud, £10.29 massaged into post-shampooed strands will stimulate circulation to encourage stronger hair and less breakage. Oh, the massage part feels really good if you get someone else to do it…
Because shiny hair makes you look younger! Shine-boosting shampoos and weekly deep conditioners should bling up hair that’s been dulled by everyday brushing, curling and straightening.
Instead of rubbing briskly on a rough towel post-shampoo, wrap up in a super-absorbent one before carefully detangling from the ends up with a wide-toothed comb. Oh, and sleep on a silk pillowcase to prevent possible damage as you toss and turn at night worrying about the canapés.
Stress (particularly of the pre-wedding nature) can cause hair loss. A supplement boasting biotin helps promote growth and lustre. I’ve popped a daily Viviscal, from £29.99 for donkeys.
There’s added thickness, extra softness and easier to handle hair to flaunt too. Start trials at least six months before your wedding and go pro to ensure a colour (or blend of colours) that best suits you.
No really! Scrunchies are kinder to your hair than elastics which can cause breakage. And they’re cool again.
Sadly not a shampoo session a deux with the fiance. I’m talking a cleansing conditioner which allows you to skip shampooing for a dose of foam-free cream cleanser instead. Phtytoelixir Cleansing Care Cream, £16.50 is a goodie.
I hope these tips help in your quest for wedding-worthy hair. Let me know how you’re getting on…
credit for pic: Lakshmi Beaded Crystal Silk Bridal Train, £306