Wedding Day Hair Essentials

Wedding Day Hair Essentials

These days, there are few brides who are willing to go it alone when it comes to styling their hair on their wedding day. But if you’re looking to save money, and you have a simple style in mind, remember to add these essentials to your bridal beauty kit. Even if you are getting a professional stylist to do your hair, keeping these close by will ensure you’re ready to fix an unexpected  flop in minutes.
Whether you're styling up or letting loose, the right products are key to a beautiful hair do. Photography: Jamie Nelson

Whether you’re styling up or letting loose, the right products are key to a beautiful hair do. Photography: Jamie Nelson

Volumising mousse

To inject volume into limp, fine and lifeless hair there’s just no better product. If you’re doing your style yourself, apply it to the roots of damp hair after washing and work it in gently. Then blow dry and enjoy a lift in all the right places. In a fix? A dry shampoo works well to inject volume into dry hair too. We love Davines Hair Refresher (R260) and Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender & Oil Absorbing Dry Shampoo (R276).

Hair oil

TRESemme Oil Elixir Professional-Quality Hair Perfector.

TRESemme Oil Elixir Professional-Quality Hair Perfector.

Nothing adds a little lustre to your locks like a drop or two of nourishing hair oil. This multi-tasking hair treat can be used after washing on damp hair to prevent frizz and on dry hair to tame flyaways and leave your hair looking shiny and smooth for those photographs. We love TRESemmé Oil Elixir Professional-Quality Hair Perfector (R119,99, check it out here) and Lee Stafford ArganOil from Morocco Nourishing Miracle Oil (R115).

Pins and clips

If you’re having a hair stylist come to your wedding venue to do your hair, you may think these things aren’t necessary. But what happens when she leaves and you’re stuck halfway through the evening with a rogue pin-curl that’s come loose? You’ll be so grateful your bridesmaids packed extra pins and clips to tuck that little guy back in place.

L’Oréal Professionnel Techni. Art Air Fix.

L’Oréal Professionnel Techni. Art Air Fix.


For updos and hair that’s naturally very heavy, a little extra hairspray never hurt anyone. Keep a can in your bridal kit for a last minute spritz before walking down the isle and to touch up any loose ends and flyaways before your reception. We love L’Oréal Professionnel Techni. Art Air Fix (R270) and Avon Advance Techniques Styling Hold Firm Hold Hair Spray (R84,95).

A scarf

You never know when a gust of wind or a spatter of rain might strike so make sure you’re prepared, whatever the weather. A small head scarf can be held loosely over your head to help you get from one place to the next without ruining your style.


    • I’m loving the L’Oreal Professionnel spray at the moment. I usually avoid hair styling products like the plague, but this one really is divine. Great for taming those baby hairs on the top and sides of my head 🙂


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