If you’re a soon-to-be bride, then this one statement is enough for you to get into bridezilla mode: YOU ARE ONLY SIX MONTHS AWAY FROM YOUR BIG DAY! It finally dawns, and you realise that you have so much work to get done in so little time… outfit fittings, dermat visits, guest list, salon appointments, honeymoon bookings *phew* the to-do list is never-ending. Amidst all the wedding hullaballoo, the one thing you totally forget is your hair!

You’d never know the importance of great hair until your wedding day. It’s not just makeup, but a chic, stylish hairstyle too that helps tie your bridal look together. From mehendi and sangeet to reception, you need a hairstyle for every function. And that’s not all! You want every hairstyle to be different from the other. After all, it’s your WEDDING! That’s why caring for your tresses is as important as caring for your skin. To help you prep your hair six months in advance, here’s the ultimate hair care guide for brides-to-be.

 

6 months to go...

6 months to go...

If you’re surviving on a junk diet, then it’s time to swap it with healthy food items such as green leafy vegetables, wholesome lean protein and fresh fruits. In fact, if your mid-day snack includes cookies, biscuits or chips, replace it with dry fruits, protein bars or seeds. A diet rich in Vitamin B will not only make your mane stronger and healthier, but also bring shine to the dullest locks. So, if your hair is looking dull, then it may be a symptom of Vitamin B deficiency. Increase your in-take of vitamins six months prior to your wedding day to look and feel your best from inside out.

 

3 months to go…

3 months to go…

If you want to be a bridechilla, then it’s best to start your hair trial at least three months in advance. Knowing how elaborate Indian weddings are, you need to try five different hairstyles for five different functions. Yes, it can get exhausting! Therefore, assign a week or two for hair trials. And go prepared to your hairstylist with pictures or a Pinterest board of everything you’ve bookmarked. It’s best to go along with your outfit so you can also figure out if you want extra hair embellishments and accessories to complement your bridal attire.

 

1 month to go…

1 month to go…

Four weeks before your wedding, you need to give your lovely tresses more care and attention than ever before. If you want to change your hair colour to a darker hue or switch to a brand new haircut, now is the time to do so. Your hair will continuously come in contact with hair-styling tools and products during the week-long wedding functions. So, it’s best to get rid of your split ends to avoid further damage. And lastly, treat your hair to a moisturising hair spa or a deep-conditioning treatment for that moisture boost and to promote hair growth.

 

1 day to go…

1 day to go…

Just relax! A day before your wedding, you don’t need to indulge in anything complex. Oil your hair an hour before your hair wash. Alternatively, if you’re big on home remedies, then pick a simple DIY hair mask and apply it evenly all over your hair. Then, shampoo and condition as usual. End your hair care routine by applying a hair serum such as the TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Frizz Control And Straightening Serum for smoother and glossier tresses.

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