As a naturalista, it is normal to be worried about your hair going out of control on your wedding day. Your hair might suffer a little damage, with all the stress and anxiety that comes with planning a wedding. However, there are steps that you could take to prepare your natural hair for the perfect style on your wedding day.
These steps will guarantee perfect wedding hairstyles for natural hair:
No matter how busy you are, make a conscious effort to spray water on your hair as often as you can. This will help your hair to retain moisture and curtail hair breakage. You should also drink a lot of water to stay moisturised from within.
2. Deep condition weekly
Your hair will go through a lot of manipulation and touching, and it needs to be healthy so that it doesn’t break off after the wedding. This is why you should start a deep conditioning routine every week leading up to your wedding. Use a conditioner filled with healthy hair ingredients like argan oil and protein for shiny, stronger hair.
3. Low maintenance protective styling
While you’re running around, it’s best to keep your hair out of the way with low maintenance styles like mini twists. They protect your hair and keep you from having your hands in them every day, preventing breakage. You can still condition your hair in these styles; the best of both worlds.
4. Stretch your hair before styling
If you plan on styling your hair on the morning of the wedding, you have to put it in a style that will stretch it out a day or a few days before. Stretching gives you more length to work with and makes your hair more manageable. You can stretch your hair either with heat or by threading or twists.
5. Try out all the styles before the wedding day
Practice makes perfect, especially in this case. Whatever wedding style you choose, make sure you have a tryout with your hairdresser before the wedding day to make sure that it can work for you. You shouldn’t be choosing and trying new hairstyles on the wedding day.
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