Indian bridal hairstyles generally require the bride to wear her hair long. If you are getting married in six months time, you can start prepping up now in order to have shiny and luxurious tresses that will truly be your crowning glory on your special day. Here are a few bridal hair care tips.,

I didn’t give a damn about hair care routine, until my pre wed shoot. My Hair stylist used hair extension in order to make my hair look voluminous. I’m someone who had dense hair throughout my life until I hit my 12th grade. So I decided to follow a hair care routine that will help me to regrow lost hair. I decided not to use any hair extensions on my wedding to fake dense hair. I just used an extension only on my Muhurtham to mimic Long hair and not dense hair (Typical south Indian hair do).

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Me on my engagement

START BY ADDRESSING YOUR CONCERN

First figure out what is your concern and cater your hair care towards it. Dandruff, heat damaged hair, oily scalp , hair fall are some of the common hair care concerns.

FOLLOW A GOOD DIET

Eating right and clean helps to maintain good hair and skin. Include ample amount of proteins in your diet. Take green grams and seasonal fruits to nourish your hair from within. If you suffer with dry and brittle hair, then increase intake of Omega fatty acids. Including the following foods will help to maintain healthy hair,

Source of proteins – Green gram, chickpeas, sprouted green gram, Paneer, tofu

Source of proteins from Non veg foods – Chicken, egg white

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Source of Omega fatty acids – Flaxseeds, walnut and chia seeds

Source of Omega fatty acids from non veg foods – Mackerel fish,Sardine fish

bridal hair care tips
Me on my D -day with typical south indian bridal hair do

AVOID HEAT TREATMENTS

Damage due yo heat tools are real. I used to hate my wavy hair and used straightener every now and then. The result is hair fall accompanied with dry frizzy hair. If your hair is heat damaged, this nourish you hair strands and scalp with hair masks every week and avoid heat tools or at least reduce the frequency of using heat tools.

I would suggest using Avo coco hair mask shared on my blog to nourish heat damaged hair. Click here to read about the hair mask.

bridal hair care tips

GIVE YOURSELF HOT OIL TREATMENT

Massaging warm oil into the scalp helps open the pores and facilitates better oil absorption. Regular oil massages help reverse the damaging effects of chemical and other hair treatments, boost blood circulation, strengthens roots, and promotes hair growth. It strengthens the hair shaft and helps distribute the natural scalp oils down to rest of the hair , this adds luster and shiny to your hair and protect it from breakage and split ends.

Hot oil massage removes any toxins that may have accumulate in the scalp by increasing the lymphatic flow. It activates the dormant hair follicles to promote new growth. When the massage is done using oil such as jojoba, almond, sesame, olive, coconut, and castor, it moisturizes and conditions the scalp. This help you avoid dry flaky scalp and dandruff.

bridal hair care tips
My hair without any extensions on my reception

USE A SATIN PILLOW CASE

If you want the texture of your hair to improve, then it would be a good idea to invest in a satin pillow case. In comparison to the rough ones, this soft fabric causes lesser friction between your hair strands and the pillow. Hence, it prevents damage caused to the hair due to heat. In addition, make sure you keep changing them on a frequent basis, preferably twice a week.

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So there are all my simple bridal hair care tips. If you guys have any hair care tips for the brides out there, do drip a comment.

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