Do you have everything to survive the wedding day heat?
Dress? Check. Shoes and accessories? Check. Makeup bag? Check. Think you’ve got everything you need for getting gorgeous on your wedding day? If you haven’t considered your Big Day hair products, you might want to think again. You’ve spent months preparing for your dream wedding, and if you’re like most brides, sometimes you’ve felt like you’re drowning in the details. Oh the details, from the wedding cake fillings and boutonniere floral options to invitation ink shades and guest list. And with all of those important decisions to make, you’re likely ready for someone else to figure out a few things for you. Enter Southern Living beauty team. You’ll need your hair products to go the distance, and we’re here to tell you which ones will get the job done. No matter your hair type, wedding day hairstyle, or personal style, you’ll want to have and hold (onto) these five products on your big day and beyond.
Buy It: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo; $22; birchbox.com
While we don’t recommend dirty hair on your wedding day, we also don’t recommend a wash to shortly before you have it styled. Hair, that’s too fresh—because it’s extra silky— just won’t hold your bridal ‘do very well. Try washing and blowing out your hair the night before, then spritzing in dry shampoo immediately afterward. This lays a foundation for absorbing oil, so as you sleep that night, and go through your day the dry shampoo is preventing your hair from ever becoming oily. You’ll also love the extra volume it adds to your wedding day ‘do.
Buy It: Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers’ Invisible Oil; $28; sephora.com
If you’re planning on using heat tools on your big day—and we’re willing to bet you are—make sure your protect your hair from damage. We love great smelling Bumble and Bumble Invisible Hairdresser’s Oil. It’s important that you don’t use too much which could result in unwanted greasiness. Rub only 1 to 2 drops in your palms and work it into dry hair focusing on the ends before whipping out the curling iron. Bonus! You’ll also get extra shine!
Dry Texture Spray
Buy It: Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray; $11; sephora.com
Dry texture spray not only adds a little bit of friction to the surface of your hair which is a big help with keeping bobby pins in place, it also makes your hair more easily styleable. Think of it as the more flexible cousin of hairspray. Once you start working with this, you’re sure to fall in love.
Buy It: Aveda Control Paste; $25: aveda.com
This is your second-to-last step before your big-day style is complete. Once you’ve got your locks in place, look for any flyaways, or stray strands that you’d like to make behave a little bit better. Coat your fingers very lightly with the control paste and smooth down any frizz and other ends.
Buy It: Sebastian Shaper Hairspray; $18.95; ulta.com
Once your style is perfected, use a light mist of hairspray to hold the look. You won’t need much, your texture spray and control paste will do the heavy lifting for keeping your style in place, this should just be used lightly as a finishing touch.