Best Wedding Hair Care Products for the Big Day (and Every Day!)
See which hair products made the cut for our 5th annual big-day beauty awards.
The best advice comes from someone who has walked a mile in your (wedding) shoes. We canvassed those very experts—more than 500 recent brides—plus top beauty pros to discover their tried-and-true favorites. Here, the hottest hair products to put to work for your day-of 'do …
Top Tool: Twin Turbo Power 3200 Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer
The quick dry time, shine, volume, and frizz-free finish the Twin Turbo Power 3200 Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer delivers make for a "fuss-free blowout," says hairstylist Danielle Poe of Birmingham, Alabama, who reaches for it when getting brides ready to walk down the aisle ($200, rickysnyc.com).
Most Volumizing: Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
No one wants lifeless hair in her wedding photos! Those with fine hair swear by Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner, which boost volume without weighing hair down and give scalp a tingly feeling from the peppermint extract ($14 each, aveda.com).
Best Repairers: Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner
Fortified with an antioxidant and a slew of moisturizers, Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner fight damage and strengthen stressed hair. Plus "they're affordable, smell great, and leave my hair feeling soft," says Los Angeles reader Nikky Canter Schulman ($5 each, pantene.com).
Top Color Preservers: L'Oréal Paris EverPure Shampoo and Conditioner
It takes trial, error, and pricey appointments to find the ideal shade; brides want to protect it! L'Oréal Paris EverPure Shampoo and Conditioner "sustain my color and never strip my hair," says reader Christi Webb from Van Nuys, California. The duo doesn't have drying sulfates—but does have UV filters to prevent tones from turning brassy ($7 each, lorealparisusa.com).
Fiercest Frizz Fighter: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil
To smooth any type of hair, from fine to curly, Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil is a must-have, "particularly for those of us who color and can't live without our blow dryers," says Jessica Ferri, who got married in New Orleans ($40, bumbleandbumble.com).
Styling Winner: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
"When I blow out my hair, Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment makes a huge difference," says Cleveland bride Brittany Parker. "It leaves my coarse, curly ethnic hair super-sleek and shiny without taking away any of the bounce" ($27, livingproof.com).
Short Hair Star: Bumble and Bumble Sumotech
The hybrid Bumble and Bumble Sumotech (part wax, part paste, part pomade) gives pixies panache and a piecey effect to longer hair, all while delivering serious hold.
It also has a clean, unisex scent, making it a great space-saver when it comes to honeymoon packing. After all, what's yours is his ($29, bumbleandbumble.com).
Top Texturizer: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
This two-time winner inspires massive loyalty in brides like Kristina Christiansen from New York City, who refers to Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which is equal parts texturizer and dry shampoo, as "hands down the most used product in my arsenal—it gives hair that cool-girl vibe" ($44, oribe.com).
Super Smoother: Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
Keep tangles, static, and dryness in check with this longtime favorite, which debuted in 1980. Paul Mitchell The Conditioner is a paraben-free, vegan, color-safe formula that "makes my hair easy to manage, with an awesome shine," says September bride-to-be Teagan Stone of Sacramento. Weird but true: It can also double as a skin moisturizer ($11, paulmitchell.com).