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Wedding Bells: Haircare Routine

Most brides want long shiny hair for their wedding day. Now, whether you can achieve that naturally or with extensions is totally up to you.

I love my long hair, but its been a process. It’s one thing to have long hair. It’s another to have long, healthy, shiny hair. The latter can be difficult, but I think I’ve found a great routine for me. FYI, my hair is on the fine side of the texture spectrum with a little bit of natural wave.

Shampoo and Conditioner

I wash my hair 3 to 4 times per week. I alternate between a purple shampoo and a hydrating shampoo. I need the purple shampoo and conditioner to rid my blonde hair of any brassiness. My color always looks fresh after  I use it. However, you shouldn’t use it all the time. That’s why I alternate with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Joico is one of my all time favorite brands. I also like Matrix Biolage, Aquage, and Kenra.

Deep Conditioner

I use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. I feel like this really helps to keep my hair soft and healthy. I can absolutely notice a difference if I skip this step.

Hair Oil

A little of this stuff goes a long way. I start with about a dime size of hair oil and apply it to towel dried hair, avoiding my roots. My roots tend to look oily quickly, so I don’t need any help in that department.

Wet Brush

My mom bought me my first wet brush years ago and it is the only brush I will use. It never ever snags or breaks my hair. It detangles like a dream. Best brush ever.

Heat Styling Spray

I do not use heat on a daily basis. I usually only blow dry my hair when I’m in a hurry. If I am using heat styling tools, I always always always use a heat styling spray. I like to use one that goes up to a high temperature and has a little bit of hold. Loose beach curls are my go to style.

Shine Spray

The final step in my haircare routine is shine spray. It makes my hair look polished. I like to use Kenra because it is weightless, contains frizz control, and protects against UV Rays. Yay.

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Joico Purple Shampoo & Conditioner

The inside secret: It’s a two-pronged approach: Our Multi-Spectrum Defense Complex protects color from fading and losing vibrancy; exclusive Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex repairs, protects, fights frizz, and adds shine with every single application.

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Joico K-PAK Color Therapy

The inside secret: Think of our formula as a missile on a mission. This hair healer goes right to the damaged areas of the cuticle, instantly filling in those lost amino acids, and restoring elasticity, strength and shine with a powerful combination of our best antioxidant, Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex; plus Keratin Silicone, Vitamin E, and Aloe.

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Joico K-PAK RevitaLuxe

We’re proud of our all products… but this transformative tube makes us sing from the rooftops. And you will, too, after just one encounter with Revitaluxe, which instantly repairs years of damage, doubles your resistance to future breakage, and protects against color fade (by 94%) with a single application. Singing yet? We’ve saved you a spot on the roof…

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BioSilk Silk Therapy Lite

BioSilk® Silk Therapy® Lite is an ultra-lite leave in reconstructing treatment formulated to give fine and thin hair a miraculously smooth and silky appearance without adding excess oil or weighing down hair.

  • Fills voids in cuticle to create smooth hair
  • Aids in preventing split ends
  • Provides incredible shine
  • Formulated for fine or thin hair

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Moroccan Oil Light

Enjoy healthy, silky, shiny hair that’s full of life. Moroccanoil® Treatment Light is specifically formulated for the delicate needs of light-colored (including platinum and white) and fine hair. The original foundation for hairstyling, Moroccanoil Treatment Light can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool all in one. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this nourishing treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving hair smooth and more manageable than ever before. Outshine the rest. 

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Kenra Thermal Styling Spray

firm hold heat-activated spray

– Provides firm hold & styling control for hot tool usage

– Provides thermal protection up to 428°F (220°C)

– Non-sticking formula for clean styling tool release

– Tames frizz, flyaways & adds shine

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Kenra Shine Spray

instant weightless shine spray

– Provides weightless, instant shine to any style

– Tames frizz & flyaways

– Enhances color vibrancy


By Alexandra Taylor

Alexandra Taylor is an author, passionate home chef, newbie gardener, and clean beauty enthusiast.
Stick around for book updates, recipes, and adventures in patio gardening.

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