I guess it must have been 1977 or around that time. I did not personally experience the hype around this movie, but many did, and I have seen the movie afterwards. I’m talking here about the movie Saturday Night Fever, starring no one less than a very young John Travolta.
In that movie, which is mainly about dancing, friendship, and relationships, there is one scene that stuck with me for a long time.
It’s where John’s father gives him a slap on the head, and the only thing John can say is “don’t touch the hair“. I loved that movie and that passage.
I’m writing this piece because I would like to tell you how you could avoid a bad hair day, typically when it’s an important day like your wedding (or any other important day for that manner).
Getting the Right Hair Cut
This may seem like an open door, but getting the right hair cut lies at the root of avoiding a bad hair day. Now most people (typically women, but this also works for men) will get their hair cut and done the day before their wedding.
Don’t do this. For some reason it takes about a week for your hair to recover from your hairdresser, and take its own natural shape back again.
My advice is to go one week before your wedding (or other significant event) and get your hair cut. This way you can be sure your hair will have its natural look back, but than nicely cut and or trimmed.
Using the Right Shampoo & Conditioner
How many people do you know that still buy the $2 shampoo at their local supermarket? You have to be kidding. On a day like your wedding you want to look your best, and your hair is part of that as well.
Getting your hair in shape takes a good product. If you want more volume added to your hair the $2 shampoo won’t do it. You really need to invest in something of a higher quality. Yes, it will cost you a bit more, but you will see the results, promise!
While you’re at it, not all shampoos are created equal. My personal preference is a shampoo that is free of sulfates. These types of shampoos do much less damage to your hair than the ordinary one’s.
Keep into account that those sulfate free shampoos will produce less foam. So you don’t have to use more of it. It will clean your hair, but it just won’t foam that much.
Putting it all Together
What I did on my wedding day is only go to my hairdresser to put my hair just the way I liked it.
I had gone to him to get my hair cut the week before, and two days before my wedding I had washed my hair for the last time (this ensures your natural scalp oils will have re-established themselves again, giving your hair more firmness).
The only thing that had to be done in the morning of my wedding day is to go to my hairdresser, he put it all into place, and I was out of there in 15 minutes. No stress what so ever.