On your wedding day, you want to shine and look your loveliest – a light blush on the cheeks, gown fitted perfectly to show off your figure, hair just right. However, we all know that hair is not always at its finest even on the most special of days. Raise the wow factor for your hair by choosing the best hair products that will bring out the shine, tame the frizz and get your hair at its healthiest and most beautiful. Here are ways how:
Use a shampoo and conditioner that is formulated for your specific hair type. These products will help address the most basic issue about hair, so dry hair is moisturized, fine hair is volumized and oily hair is stripped of excess oils. Note that great hair does not happen overnight, so treatment for your tresses has to be done ahead of time – weeks ahead for mild to moderate issues and months for more serious stuff. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, always test a new product way ahead of time. It would also be a good idea to stick to products that have shown good results in the past so you know exactly what to expect.
Hair, like skin, needs to be moisturized. This is how it gets its lovely, healthy shine. If you have dry hair, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner during washes or apply a leave-on conditioner to allow the strands to soak up the moisture.
Fine hair not only appears limp, it also looks thin and unhealthy. Use a volumizing shampoo at least a week or two before your wedding day to give hair strands a much-needed boost. Volumizing shampoos are great for making hair appear and feel thicker, giving it more bounce and shine just when you need it most. These products are also great for oily hair since excess sebum on the strands tend to make hair appear flat and heavy. The shampoo will help rid the hair of stuff that weighs it down so that it looks and feels lighter.
If hair still appears limp and thin on the day itself, fear not. Some of the best hair products meant to treat thin hair can add instant body. There are styling products that can be sprayed or applied on hair strands to give them a lift. A root lifting spray, for example, is spritzed on the roots, giving the hair at the scalp more volume. The lift-and-hold trick is the same principle that makes styling gels and mousses work their magic.
When using hair volumizing products, keep in mind that some are formulated to leave a residue on the strands to make them appear thicker. If you use them continuously for several days, they can weigh down the hair and take away the body and volume.
Even the best hair products will not do a thing for you if you picked the wrong one. If you have dry hair, use a moisturizing product. If you have oily or residue-heavy hair, use a clarifying product. If you have colored hair, use a product that moisturizes to prevent dryness and seals in the color so it lasts longer. Do not use a product that will exaggerate the problem. Shampoos made for oily hair, for example, will strip the strands of oils which can make already dry hair even drier.
If you plan on wearing an updo or a bun and want to make sure it stays in place, use a hairspray and choose from light, medium or strong (sometimes labeled “supreme”) hold. If you prefer the romance of curls and waves, spritz with a medium hold spray and style using large curlers or a curling iron. For beautifully straight, flowing hair, apply a thermal heat protectant spray that is formulated for your hair type and use a straightener, preferably a tourmaline or ceramic one. Apply the thermal spray as well if using a curling iron in order to give hair a buffer against heat.
Women with curly hair often have to battle frizz. To make sure unruly hair does not form a halo on your head, use a creme-based formula that can be applied onto hair so the frizz stays down and everyone can see your beautiful, tame locks. Creme formulas are perfect if you prefer to let down your hair because they are just heavy enough to keep the strands in place without making your hair appear flat. Try waxes or pomades and apply on the strands. These products bring several strands of hair together, emphasizing the beautiful curls you already have. Apply these products, along with thermal sprays if you are using one before styling.
Consider your hair style as well. If you intend to put up your hair into a bun or prefer a slicked back look, use a creme or a gloss finish for added shine.
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