The bride is the centre of focus at a wedding, and with her wedding dress and gait notwithstanding, the crowning glory is the hair. Many a times, brides fall short of enjoying the biggest day of their lives because they are stressing over a hairdo they can’t stand, but have to bear with for the day.
Like every preparation, the hair also needs to be adequately taken care of in order to make the bride look and feel just as stunning. Most people rush to the stylist on the evening before the wedding, hoping for a miracle. Failure of taking care of your hair would lead to tangling, coarseness and split ends, which would become a challenge if addressed at the eleventh hour.
Hydration is an essential practice for a bride to be. Drinking lots of water reaps great effects in making the bride glow with health. Water helps in lowering body fat, flushing out cellulite, improving digestion and also in getting rid of dark circles under the eyes and hence making you feel full. How does this relate to hair?
According to L’Oreal hair educator, Marie Solange, one should keep to a balanced diet and hydrate often.
“Hair is composed of protein and moisture, and these should be balanced at all times. Therefore, taking water regularly will go a long way in keeping hair healthy,” she says.
Diet plays a crucial role in the final outcome of your hairdo. Marie recommends eating a balanced diet often and in small portions to detox and maintain healthy skin. Foods such as green vegetables, fruits, sprouts, honey, cereals, nuts, grains, fish, soybean and dairy products come highly recommended.
Stress also manifests itself in your hair. It’s important to delegate work to various people who’ll help make the big day a living memory.
Along with every other item on the checklist, it is advisable to book with your stylist early in advance for your bridal party to save on time and costs.
It is also important to sleep well as one goes about the preparation and have moments of silence to meditate and relax.
“A bride should sleep for about seven hours every day, and avoid late partying on the night before the wedding,” Marie advises.