Rings, dresses, shoes, vendors, jewellery, and oh so much more.
You’ve got so many things to tick off that wedding checklist as the big day draws nearer.
As a team, we’ve been involved in so many weddings over the years. During that time, we’ve had the opportunity to really learn what other items should be on that checklist. Or more importantly, those small details that a lot of brides and couples miss.
One example, which we’ll focus on here, is hair.
And no, we’re not talking about your hairstylist for the special day; you’ve probably already thought about that. We’re referring to what you can do with your hair leading up to the big day.
Your hair care routine in the weeks and months before the wedding can make a big difference to your hair and how it holds, shines and sits on the day.
Our Top Picks
1. The Australian Organic Hair Growth Serum
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2. Kérastase Nutritive Magic Night Hair Serum
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3. Aromatica Ritual Hair Oil Lavender & Patchouli Serum
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4. Grown Alchemist Smoothing Hair Treatment
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5. K18 Molecular Repair Hair Oil
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The Top 5 Hair Serums For Brides
Washing your hair, protecting it from heat and keeping it conditioned is the obvious list of things to be doing. But have you also considered adding hair serum into the mix?
Hair serums and oils are a great step to include in your hair care routine and can assist in softening your hair, increasing texture and thickness, and also keeping it nourished and hydrated.
Here are a few of our favourites.
The Australian Organic Hair Growth Serum
Packed full of nutrients and antioxidants, the 10 Minute Miracle Serum by The Australian Organic is designed to enhance your hair’s texture and leave it soft, shiny and voluminous. The hair thickening bundle works by increasing the thickness of each strand of hair which reduces the amount of space between the strands of hair.
Oh, also, it’s designed for both women and men, so hubby-to-be can also get in on the hair care routine.
Key Ingredient: Argan Oil
Designed For: Hair growth & thickening
Price at time of publish: $99.95
Kérastase Nutritive Magic Night Hair Serum
The nutritive magic night hair serum is an overnight hair serum designed to provide 8 hours of nourishment and hydration. It also has a beautiful fragrance that’s intended to assist with relaxed sleep which promotes increased energy in the morning.
Aside from the primary ingredient, Iris Root Extract, the serum also has a blend of 5 vitamins. These help to penetrate the hair fibres to make hair visibly softer and also softer to the touch.
Key Ingredient: Iris Root Extract
Designed For: Hydration
Price at time of publish: $68.75
Aromatica Ritual Hair Oil Lavender & Patchouli Serum
Aromatica’s ritual hair oil is a brilliant plant-based serum that hydrates and softens hair. It’s made with a blend of pracaxi seed oil, babassu oil, jojoba oil, argan kernel oil, moringa oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil and rosehip oil.
Combined, these ingredients assist in softening hair while also helping to increase hair strength and elasticity.
Key Ingredient: Pracaxi Seed Oil
Designed For: Hydration & softening
Price at time of publish: $35.00
Grown Alchemist Smoothing Hair Treatment
The hydrolyzed milk protein, cationic guar and pro-vitamin A in the Grown Alchemist smoothing hair serum is a fast-absorbing formulation that makes hair smoother while also protecting against UV, chemical and heat stress.
This results in beautiful and natural looking hair, increased manageability due to smoother hair follicles and detangled hair.
Key Ingredient: Hydrolyzed Milk Protein
Designed For: Smoothing
Price at time of publish: $46.00
K18 Molecular Repair Hair Oil
The K18 hair repair oil is a great choice if you’re struggling with damaged hair, especially from heat styling, or from damage caused by repeated colouring and bleaching. The oil penetrates deep into the hair to promote protection from the inside out by hydrating and strengthening the hair.
While it’s designed to repair damaged hair, it also leaves your hair soft, shiny and naturally healthy looking, without weighing it down. It’s also great for thick, thin, curly or straight hair types.
Key Ingredient: Caprylyl Caprylate
Designed For: Repairing damaged hair
Price at time of publish: $94.50
How to Apply Hair Serum
If you’ve not previously used hair serums and oils in the past, it’s important to read the directions to ensure you’re applying them correctly. The when to apply, how to apply, and how much to apply can differ based on the brand, key ingredients, and overall goal.
With that said, there are a few universal rules that should be followed unless otherwise stated on the packaging or directions. These include:
Less Is More
Hair serums are potent, and so a small amount really goes a long way. So unless the directions specifically say to apply generously, it’s best to use sparingly. Excessive use can actually weigh down your hair and give it an unwanted oily appearance.
Time it Right
Generally speaking, the best time to apply serum is on damp, towel-dried hair. This ensures that the serum is evenly absorbed, providing maximum benefits and giving your hair a glossy sheen.
Apply Before Styling
Most hair serums have some element of heat protection, so if you’re planning on styling you hair with heat accessories, it’s best to apply serum beforehand. This will help form a protective barrier to protect your hair from any heat damage.
The Perfect Addition To Your Pre-Wedding Hair Care Routine
Hair serums really are a great addition to your hair care routine leading up to the big wedding day. Depending on which one you choose, they help to strengthen, repair, nourish and protect your hair, ensuring a beautiful and natural look on your wedding day. And, if you’re not sure which serum is best for you, you can always ask for advice from your usual hair stylist who may be able to point you in the right direction.