‘Look after your hair at home’

Looking after your hair at home, with Lauren king.

Looking after your hair at home.

When it comes to hairs trials, cuts, colours and wedding hair I am always here to help. However, there are also ways you can look after your hair at home in-between hair appointments.

The better you look after your hair at home the easier it is for me to achieve the wedding hair you desire, there’s less chance of frizz or dead ends and these tips can help to protect against damage on your hair that could result in needing a good few inches off your hair before your big day!

One way to help avoid ‘the chop’ is to carry out conditioning treatments at home. Depending on your hair, this can be done as often as you like but I would advise one every week/fortnight. (depending on how damaged and dry your hair is)

So here’s my advice on how to keep your hair hydrated at home:

A conditioning treatment is a fantastic way to get your hair, wedding and honeymoon ready! But don’t stop there… take your favourite conditioner on holiday and avoid that ‘after wedding chop’ your hair will be just as stressed as you are, between hairspray, backcombing and more colour than usual and a week or more of sunshine!

*Simply treat yourself to a treatment , your everyday conditioner will work but if it’s got ‘argan’ ‘Moroccan’ or ‘protein’ in it, its much better, you’ll find the best ones are a thicker consistency , and completely cover hair.

* Use on dry hair (as wet hair will dilute the product) comb through and let it sit for as long as possible (at least 10 minutes) to open up your hair cuticles and let the conditioner penetrate and it’s a good idea to heat your hair up if possible.

* It’s not very glamorous but by putting a plastic bag over your hair (like a hairnet) this will work a treat, or if you’re on your honeymoon simply sunbath with your conditioner on , the sun will work to heat your hair. (no bag needed)

* If you find you have oil prone hair make sure you’re doing this a few washes before any important outings or dates.

*Everyone should give their hair two shampoos to make sure that the treatment is well washed out.(you can use your regular conditioner on the ends as normal but avoid roots)

*Take note of what product suites you and if your hair looks best after one or two washes, this will help plan your hair routine the week of the wedding , start choosing products before your trials, so there’s no surprises and you can get a better idea of how well your hair will hold on the day.


Look out for my next ‘how to’ on keeping your hair glossy for your wedding day and honeymoon, including colour and blow drying advice How to use a bun ring and how to curl with GHD’s all written monthly!

You can find my website at http://www.weddinghairbylauren.co.uk

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