The time leading up to your wedding can be super exciting, yet unimaginably stressful. From finalising on a makeup artist and picking your dream lehenga to booking all your beauty appointments, your wedding to-do list isn’t getting any shorter.
And unfortunately for you, we’re about to add one more item to that list. Now before you start hating on us, hear us out. Your hair, particularly your hair colour requires certain considerations and it is best to address them well in advance to avoid any disappointments on D-day.
Therefore, here’s a detailed guide to help ensure that your hair looks like absolute #hairgoals for one of the most important days of your life.
- Get a haircut before your colour
- The perfect time to colour your hair
- Do not experiment too much
- Care for your colour
Get a haircut before your colour
While this is an absolute no-brainer, it doesn’t do much harm to reiterate it one more time. No one wants their freshly coloured hair to be snipped off right after they paid big bucks to get their hair to look perfect. Therefore, it is best to cut your hair before you colour it and not after.
The perfect time to colour your hair
A lot of brides make the mistake of getting their hair coloured too close to the wedding date. This may sometimes make the colour appear too stark in pictures. The ideal time frame to get your hair coloured would be two weeks prior to the wedding day. This will ensure that the few shampoos between the hair colour session and your wedding festivities won’t really show any wear and will also give you enough time to get used to the hair colour.
Do not experiment too much
If you are colouring your hair for the first time, we recommend that you choose a colour that’s close to your natural hair colour with a few balayage highlights. But if you do want to make a big change, we recommend you gradually do so over a period of a few months. This will not only save you sleepless nights, but will make changing your mind about the final colour a lot easier.
Care for your colour
With every hair wash, your hair colour fades a little. While this is sort of inevitable, there are ways in which you can care for your hair colour to make it last longer and look fresh for a longer period of time. We highly advice you to use colour protectant shampoos, as the sulphate-free formula won’t strip your hair off the colour, while keeping your cuticles soft and silky. Additionally, it is best to use a colour-safe conditioner to keep your strands soft and bouncy without weighing them down too much. And lastly, avoid hot water as far as possible. This will not only dry out your strands, but will also wear out your hair colour a lot faster.