Wedding Hair 101: Top Tips To Get The Maximum Volume!
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Thick, voluminous hair is just a step away with these amazing tips and tricks! If you’re a soon-to-be bride looking to get the most volume out on your wedding day, look no further. Here are 10 tips that will help you get thicker, bouncier hair in time for the big day!
1. Keep it clean
The cleaner your hair is, the better and bigger it will look! So make sure that you wash your hair before the big day and have it squeaky clean and fresh! If your hair tends to get greasy, make sure you wash it often (three times a week) with a mild shampoo to make it look more voluminous.
2. Eat right
A healthy diet is the best way to thicker, bouncier and more voluminous hair. Start eating well in advance to get healthier hair in time for your wedding. A deficiency of iron in the body is the leading cause of excessive hair fall, which leads to lesser volume. So eat a balanced diet with plenty of whole grains, green vegetables and brown rice!
When your hair is weighed down, it starts looking limp and lies flat. To prevent that from happening, go for regular trims to get rid of split ends and give your hair some bounce! Do this about a month before the wedding celebrations begin and see the difference!
4. Condition only the ends
One of the biggest reasons for hair looking limp is product buildup. After shampooing, condition only the ends of your hair to make them softer. This will ensure that your hair looks soft and silky without being weighed down.
5. Use a volumizing shampoo
If you have fine hair, you can invest in shampoos that are especially formulated to treat that.These shampoos boost volume and can get you wedding-ready in no time! So look for a good volumizing shampoo and start using it well in advance to see if it suits you.
Knowing what type of hair you have is important because only then will you be able to treat the problem of limp and fine hair. If you have dry hair, use a lightweight moisturizing shampoo that moisturizes your hair without weighing it down. Brides with oily hair, on the other hand, should go for a gentle shampoo that removes excess oil.
7. Massage your scalp
Nourishing your scalp is very important to get the blood circulation going, and pump life into your hair follicles! If you want more volume, we suggest using a good hair oil to massage your scalp before every wash.
8. Curl it up
If you’re a straight-haired bride, getting the most volume out on your wedding day is so easy! Simply curl your hair to make it look more voluminous. A wavy or curly hairstyle adds volume to the hair, so ask your hairstylist, well in advance of course, to show you styles that require curling of the hair.
If you’re doing your own hair, the key is to blow dry it correctly. If you want bouncy hair, flip it over your head and blow dry from above! This will ensure more volume as compared to the conventional ways of blow drying. After your hair is dry, get some extra volume by massaging hairspray onto your crown to “lift” your roots up.
10. Protein is your friend
Not only should you eat a diet that’s rich in protein, you should also invest in a good protein shampoo. The protein thickens the hair strand and repairs split ends to give you a thicker, more voluminous mane!