“How should I care for my hair before getting a fancy hairstyle for prom?” This is one of the most prominently asked questions when it comes to prom. Here are some simple, easy to do things that you can incorporate in the weeks before your prom to get your hair right for the occasion.
Trim your hair!
Healthy hair is a conscious decision and comes with choice. Ensure that you trim your hair at least six weeks before the event to avoid getting split ends.
Give your hair an eggy treatment!
Eggs deep condition your hair. Eggs are rich in proteins that strengthen and moisturize the tresses, thereby making them naturally soft and strong. Crack in an egg into a mixing bowl and whisk briskly. Apply to clean, wet hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off completely with a mild shampoo.
Do not try a new haircut!
While it is a natural urge to try a new haircut, akin to makeup, during prom, it is advisable not to do so. Many a time your new haircut might leave you down on that day.
Reduce the exposure to heat!
Cut down the use of heat styling goods on your hair to prevent your hair from drying out. If you want to use these products, then shield your hair with a spray that offers heat protection.
Shampoo and condition regularly!
While regular shampooing and conditioning are essential to clean your scalp and hair, overdoing the same might dry out your hair. Use a clarifying shampoo, intermittently, to eliminate the product buildup, of any. However, do not use any clarifying agents a day or two before. Instead, opt for a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair stronger and healthier.
Shine with Honey!
You can dissolve 2 tbsp honey in 2 cups of water and apply it on the wet hair. Wait for 30 minutes before washing off. Doing this twice a week will add a natural luster to your hair.
Never brush from the roots down!
Always start brushing your hair from the middle, gradually towards the ends. Once you are done, work towards the roots. This will prevent the split ends.
Keep your scalp clean!
Eliminate the dandruff worries by opting for a professional anti-dandruff treatment well ahead of time.
Avoid washing your hair with hot water!
Lukewarm water is beneficial while hot showers strip the hair off their essential oils, leaving the tresses dry.
Heal your sun damaged hair!
Give your dull, dry hair that was damaged by the sun a good healing treatment at home. Mix 2 tbsp egg yolk with 2 tbsp olive oil and half a cup of honey. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair and wait for 20 minutes before washing off thoroughly with warm water. This will help in the replenishment of the keratin bonds.
Never leave your hair open!
Try to keep your hair locked into a braid. However, it is also advisable to avoid tying your hair extremely tight as it could result in hair fall. Keep your hair protected from dust and the sun by covering it properly using a scarf.
Never brush wet hair!
Damp hair is weaker and hence have higher chances of breaking. Always towel dry your wet hair and untangle the knots with a soft, wide-toothed comb.
Other quick tips:
- Put in your bobby pins with the rough side down so they don’t slip out of your updo.
- Spritz in hair fragrance or make a DIY fragrance hair mist, your hair will smell amazing.
- Spritz a toothbrush with hairspray or use a small amount of aloe vera gel, then use it to clean up stray hairs along your part and hairline to tame baby hairs.
Along with these natural hair care tips, try to include adequate water and healthy food in your diet. You should also sleep well.