Many brides dream of wearing their hair down on their wedding day in long soft romantic curls. However, achieving this look can prove to be almost as difficult, if not more so, than the sought after tight up-do so many other brides desire.
But, if it’s soft and romantic you desire, we’ve got some pointers for you.
First of all, if your hair is naturally curly or wavy this shouldn’t be much of a difficult task. Those brides whom have naturally stick-straight hair may definitely want to read on in order to achieve the best curl look.
Like most other things in life, good hair comes to those who wait patiently and work hard at it. So be sure to start by maintaining healthy hair long before the big day. In order to keep your hair healthy, have your hair trimmed every six weeks. The removal of split ends helps your hair grow longer and fuller faster. Also be sure to keep yourself hydrated in order to achieve maximum shine. Do not put your hair through any chemical processes closer than four weeks to the wedding day. This will allow ample time for your hair to bounce back from the unavoidable damage chemicals cause.
If you have recently had a coloring or permanent or if you hair tends to be on the dry side get a professional deep conditioning treatment three weeks prior to the wedding.
The day before your wedding wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo and follow up with a deep conditioner. If you have thick to coarse hair we suggest using a leave in conditioner otherwise, one of those three minute ones should do fine.
For the morning of the big day, we typically suggest for you to not wash your hair. Hair with a touch of oil in it just styles better. If you can’t go with day-after hair then be sure to wash as usual followed up with drying your hair with your head upside down.
Once your hair is completely dry, turn on the curling iron. Just like when you straight iron, section your hair off. This will help you work in an order and not feel overwhelmed. Make sure that you wrap the hair around the outside of the barrel. Be careful not to pull the hair very tight away from you head. Hold for a few seconds, and release. Be sure to always alternate between lengths, tightness and width of the sections you curl. If all curls are completely uniform it ruins the illusion.
Be sure to allow yourself ample time to take a break in between sections. Or ask your maid of honor and a bridesmaid to assist you. Curling your hair on your own can be time consuming and tend to make your arms ache.