A lot of you girls would relate that even tying your hair into a ponytail or a bun leads to splitting headaches. But what do you do when you are the bride who has to carry a bridal dupatta, a fancy bridal hairstyle, and a heavy maangtikka or maatha patti—all of it on the head! Well, it is a harrowing ordeal most Indian brides go through. Imagine dealing with a severe headache and being bogged down by the heavy weight of your head accessories at your wedding and still being forced to smile, because it's your wedding! Sounds tough, right? But no more! Here I jot down some important tips you must remember to avoid having a heavy head on the D-day.
Set aside the excitement of rocking the bridal look for a while and consider these practical tips to stay stane at your wedding. As a bride, your heart is obviously gonna be heavy on the D-day but your head should not be!
If you are planning to wear a dupatta on your head on the D-day (which most brides do), make sure your dupatta is light-weighted. The dupatta on your head and especially its borders should not be embellished with heavy work and embroideries. Otherwise, it will bog you down with its weight. Moreover, the fabric of the veil dupatta should be light like chiffon, net, georgette, etc. Avoid heavy fabrics like silk and organza.
If tying your hair into a bun gives you headaches, then you must consider keeping your hair open on the D-day. A bridal bun means gobs of hairpins bunched on your head, which is further sure to make you feel a heavy head. And hey, open hair looks equally good on the wedding day, especially if you have short or medium length hair. The brides with long hair can consider a loosely tied braid or half-tied hairstyle that will hide under your dupatta and keep your head lighter at the same time.
The idea is to devoid your head from any sort of extra weight. So yeah, you must also avoid hair extensions if you are concerned about having to deal with a heavy head on the wedding day.
While it is a good idea to ditch a hair bun at all but if you want to have one while keeping your head sane, then say a big NO to a heavy floral bun.
It is hard to resist the ethereal charm of oversized maang tikkas and matha pattis, but it is also true that they bog you down with heavy weight. So, it is better to pick minimal designs. Or else try looking for elaborate yet lightweight jewel designs.
The placement of your dupatta is another element that matters a lot. The dupatta must be set on the top of your head. Don't do the mistake of tucking it along with your bun. The lower the dupatta is attached, the heavier you are likely to feel.
We also got in touch with Bridal Makeup Artist, Shruti Sharma and she shared some more do-able tips that will help you have a lighter head on the wedding day.