Wedding Hair Emergency Preparedness Kit

The big day is near. You’ve sent out your invitations, booked a caterer and a DJ, you’ve picked your wedding colors, and left no detail unattended.

You’ve taken every measure to make sure that your big day goes off without a hitch. But you probably haven’t prepared for one thing: A hair emergency on your wedding day.

Yes, I said it and I’ll say it again: You need to prepare for the prospect of a wedding day hair emergency.

 While you’ll probably opt to visit a stylist in the days before your wedding or have a stylist do your, and your bridesmaids’ hair the morning of, you never know what could go wrong. And a bad hair day on your wedding day is an absolutely nightmarish prospect.

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We’ve assembled a list of essential hair care items that you should have on hand in case you find yourself, or one of the bridesmaids in the midst of a hair crisis on your big day. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo has been around for a long time. It comes in a variety of scents and formulas, as well as in spray or powder form. It’s no new invention either. While it’s been around since the 1970’s, dry shampoo is becoming increasingly popular for maintaining the look of hair between washings and stylings.

Dry shampoo is a lifesaver and a timesaver. If oily hair has your locks looking limp, hair deodorizer products can help absorb excess oil and buildup on the hair, which is perfect if there’s just not enough time to wash your hair. Sites like have a wealth of natural styling products. Anything could happen between your bachelorette party and the altar, so dry shampoo is a good first defense for a wedding hair hiccup.

2. Flexible Hairspray

Hairspray is a pretty obvious pick. You can use it to secure a hairstyle, tame flyaways, calm frizz and static and lock in curls. But all hairsprays are not created equal. Some hair sprays weigh down hair, and make your hair look and feel crunchy. Instead, opt for a flexible hold hairspray that won’t weigh down your locks or leave them crispy.

3. Portable Hot Tools

Let’s face it. Most of us rely on heat tools no matter what type of hair we have. From crafting waves and curls to straightening, many styles are dependent on heat to pull off.

There are some great travel sized heat tools that are perfect for travel, and your emergency hair kit. They are small and lightweight, so they don’t take up much space in a purse or overnight bag.

4. Bobby Pins

There is no understating the usefulness of these simple little tools. Not only are they useful for creating the perfect updo, but they can also be used to keep a bridal veil in place, and in a pinch, they can also be used to keep bra straps from making an untimely appearance.

5. No Metal Elastic Hair Ties

Hair ties are essential for various hairstyles, but the metal clips used to hold some hair ties together can potentially damage your hair. Aside from that, they can also be unsightly.

You can find elastic hair ties in colors to match various natural hair colors at just about any beauty store. It’s good to keep a few on hand for yourself, and a few for your bridesmaids. In any case, it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.


As Murphy’s law dictates, what can go wrong – at some point will. And hopefully it’s not on your wedding day. But on the off chance that you should have a hair nightmare on the day of your matrimonial vows, with these tools in your kit, you will be prepared.