Bridal Style: Ultimate Haircare Routine for Brides to Be

Your wedding day is one you’ll remember forever so looking and feeling your best should be a top priority. While makeup and dress fittings usually get the most attention, don’t overlook haircare. Healthy, lustrous locks can complement any bridal look. Follow this routine in the months leading up to your big day and you’ll have hair that shines and looks stunning in all your wedding photos.

Ultimate Haircare Routine for Brides to Be

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Start With Your Scalp

Beautiful, healthy hair begins at the roots, and helping your scalp for your big day is crucial for achieving strong, gorgeous hair. As you prepare for your big day, give your scalp some extra tender loving care by incorporating a gentle scalp massage into your hair care routine.

Using a soft-bristled scalp massager or a dry brush, gently work in circular motions across your scalp. This simple action helps stimulate blood circulation, promoting healthy hair follicles and encouraging hair growth.

Complement your scalp massage routine with a weekly clarifying shampoo treatment. These deep-cleansing shampoos are formulated to effectively eliminate stubborn build up from hair products, environmental pollutants, and excess oils, leaving your scalp and hair feeling refreshed and revitalized.

photo by fabriziocannella.it – full wedding here 

Wash Strategically

Over-shampooing strips hair of its protective oils, leading to dryness and breakage. On the other hand, under-washing allows dirt, excess oil, and product build up to accumulate on the scalp and strands, weighing down your hair and leaving it looking dull and lifeless. The key is to find the right balance that suits your specific hair type and lifestyle.

For most of us, shampooing every 2-3 days is an ideal cadence that allows for adequate cleansing without over-stripping the hair’s natural oils. However, this can vary depending on factors such as your hair’s texture, thickness, and overall oiliness.

As a bride-to-be, establishing a consistent shampooing routine in the lead-up to your big day is crucial. When selecting a shampoo, always opt for a sulphate-free, colour-safe formula. These gentle, nourishing shampoos are designed to effectively cleanse without compromising the integrity of your hair’s natural oils or causing colour fade.

photo by Kev Elkins Photography – full wedding here 

Condition Thoroughly

Conditioning is non-negotiable, as it infuses your hair with vital moisture while strengthening and smoothing the strands. Focus the bulk of your conditioner from mid-lengths to ends. This will help to prevent weighing down the roots and ensure that the driest parts of your hair receive the most hydration.

Allow the conditioner to absorb for 3-5 minutes before thoroughly rinsing it to avoid any residue build up that can leave hair looking dull. Consider doing a weekly protein treatment or hair mask as well to prolong the results.

photos by Ricardo Arellano – full wedding here

Detangle Carefully

When your hair is wet, its strands are in a delicate and fragile state, susceptible to breakage and damage. During this vulnerable condition, it’s crucial to handle your tresses with utmost care and gentleness. Rather than aggressively raking through tangles and knots, take a systematic approach to detangling.

Start by dividing your damp hair into manageable sections, working methodically from the bottom up. Gently guide a wide-tooth comb or brush through each section, starting from the ends and gradually working your way up towards the roots. This bottom-up technique helps prevent further tangling and minimizes the risk of snapping or ripping through stubborn knots.

If you encounter particularly stubborn tangles or matting, avoid the temptation to forcefully pull or tear through them. Instead, apply a detangling spray or leave-in cream specifically formulated to loosen and dissolve knots gently.

photo by Vanilla Cloud Photography – full wedding here

Get Plenty of Rest

Fatigue shows in your locks. Lack of sleep impacts everything from hair growth to oil production. So give your tresses their best chance by clocking 7-9 hours per night. Your pillowcase matters too—trade cotton for silk to reduce friction and tangles.

Photo by  Adri Mendez Photography – full wedding here


With consistency and the right approach, you’ll rock gorgeous locks on your wedding day and honeymoon. The key is nourishing hair from the inside out, protecting against damage, and treating strands gently.





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