About Hair Straightening for Weddings

June 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Bridal portrait.One of the most special events in your lifetime may very well be your wedding day. Choosing a hairstyle is one of the many decisions made before walking down the aisle. Should you wear it in an updo, loose, curly or straight? With so many options, it may seem daunting at first selecting the perfect hairstyle. In the first of a four part series on wedding hairstyles and treatments, the focus is on hair straightening. Read on for more information about hair straightening for your wedding.

What Is Hair Straightening?

Hair straightening is a hair styling technique that involves flattening methods to create a sleek and smooth look to all types of hair. Popular since ancient Egyptian times when hot plates were heated to smooth hair, more modern appliances and techniques are used today. There are two types of hair straighten techniques: chemical and nonchemical.

Choosing a Stylist

You can choose to style your hair yourself or employ a professional stylist. When selecting a stylist inquire about experience and methods used for hair straightening. Ask for references.

Practice Run

Several months in advance of your wedding, schedule an appointment to try out your wedding day straightened-style. The purpose is to ensure that you are satisfied with the look before your big moment and allowing for plenty of time to change your mind if necessary and avoid any allergic reactions. Bring your wedding day accessories such as veil or tiara and a photo of your dress.

When to Book Your Appointment

Depending on the straightening technique you choose, make an appointment with your hair stylist for the day of your wedding or several days before the event. Consult with your stylist and create a hair timeline and care program from pre-ceremony to day-of touch-ups. Reserve hair services early in the wedding planning process to ensure availability.

Temporary Methods of Hair Straightening

Temporary hair straightening is a nonpermanent method that does not use caustic chemicals to relax hair. Types of temporary hair straightening include blow dryers, straightening combs and hair irons. Additional products such as over-the-counter gels or relaxers may be used to achieve results.

Types of Chemical Hair Straightening Treatments

Chemical treatments result in more permanent solutions to hair straightening and comprises of many ingredients including sodium hydroxide, formaldehyde, ammonium thioglycolate or guanidine hydroxide. Other products used may include petroleum jelly, neutralizers and conditioners. Test strand your hair to ensure chemical compatibility. Popular methods of hair straightening include keratin hair treatments and thermal conditioning.

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