So your big day you’ve been dreaming about since you were a little girl is coming up and you want to make sure it’s everything you’ve ever wanted. Miniscule details are being worked out. Phone calls and appointment setting consumes your time. Stress is on the horizon. Have you sat back and thought about how your hair is going to look on that day? Have you taken precautions to mend those split ends or thought about how you’re going to get that luster back? The Design team at Ultimate Image Salon in Exton, PA believes in taking easy, but necessary steps to ensure the condition of your hair is “wedding-ready”. Here are ten healthy hair instructions from the issue of BRIDES Magazine to help you out, plus here’s our album on Pinterest of some wedding hairstyles you may want to choose for your day!
1. If you’re addicted to bleaching your hair or flat ironing, stop into the salon for an emergency overhaul treatment. This will help to revitalize over-processed hair by repairing your ends and deep conditioning the hair internally. Ask for a deep conditioning treatment when booking your appointment at Ultimate Image Salon in Exton, PA.
2. Take into consideration how your hair will look in pictures and adjust your treatments accordingly. For example, if you’re getting highlights, go brighter and more color-saturated than you normally do- it will photograph better! This is the same concept as going a little bit deeper with your makeup for pictures.
3. Splurge on replenishing treatments that restore moisture and protein: the two necessities to maintain healthy hair. You can also get a Clear Glaze service to restore the shine! Your Hair Stylist ill recommend services based on your hair’s pressing needs.
4. Trim your ends every 4-6 weeks even if you’re growing out. Say your hair grows an average of 1/2 inch per month. If the ends are breaking at the same rate, it won’t look any longer. Plus, frayed ends will eventually split the shafts and make you look unkempt. Pair your trim with a deep conditioning treatment.
5. Replace the metal brush you’re using for blowouts with a boar bristle brush. These do not heat up and scorch the hair as much as metal brushes have a chance of doing.
6. Handle your hair as though it were super-delicate silk. Comb your hair in the shower, before you rinse out your conditioner to avoid having to pull through stubborn tangles. Avoid aggressively towel-drying your hair afterwards. Blot instead.
7. Shampoo every other day. Over-cleansing strips the natural oils that keep your hair healthy and supple. Try using Redken’s Powder Refresh to absorb oil and odor so you can make your style last another day.
8. Before using hot rollers or styling irons, spritz your hair with a thermal-protectant spray. Try Redken’s Iron Silk for a smooth, shiny finish that never weighs your hair down. Prolonged exposure to heat will lead to parched hair and brittle ends.
9. Reconsider getting hair extensions. These can weaken your hair and cause breakage. If you’re gung-ho about getting then, make sure you replace them every 3 months for best results.
10. Stick to one chemical treatment at a time. Get highlights or haircolor on a separate day than your brazilian blow-out alternative, Shape Control. **HOT TIP:It can take up to 6 months for a professional to transition you from your home dye job. Keep this in mind if you’re looking to have a controlled color job that adds shine and moisture to your hair. Try out Redken’s new AMMONIA-FREE haircolor line Chromatics that fortifies your hair two times: the first time a haircolor has ever been able to strenghten the hair!
Now you’ve got tools to prepare your hair for your big day: one less thing you have to worry about…