Post # 1
To save money, I’m entertaining the idea of doing my hair myself (with 600 billion self-trials first, obviously). What would be the best curling method to get curls like the pic below? Rollers? Curling iron? Best products? My hair is thick but pin straight, and it’s sometimes hard to get it to hold a curl well unless it has tons of product in it. Would it be too difficult to do myself??
Post # 2
If your hair is pin straight, you’re going to have a hard time keeping the curl in at all BUT it can be done. I would attack it from all angles lol First, spray your wet hair with a gel/water mix and then put rollers in, lifting way up at the root. Then, once it’s TOTALLY dry, take the rollers out and use a round brush to blow out the tight curls from the rollers. You have to blow out your hair because it’ll be a little crunchy from the gel, which is good.. it’ll make the curls stay. Now, if it’s a little frizzy use some light product to calm the frizz down. Then, you can use a big barrel curling iron to curl some of the pieces to make it look even fuller… Use lots and lots of light hair spray. Light hair spray will hold, but still look soft like the picture.
Post # 3
I’d go with rollers! PP gave some great tips. I’m doing my own hair for the wedding in loose curls as well, and my hair is also naturally straight. My hairdresser recommended Kenra Thermal Styling Spray to me- it’s kinda pricey compared to my everyday products, but should last me a long time since I’ve only been using it for special occasions, and don’t plan to keep buying it after the wedding. I’ve definitely noticed it helping the curls stay though! You would just spray it on after the hair is dry and before you put the rollers in, and you can either spray it all over and comb through, or spray on each piece before you roll it into the curler.
Post # 4
Do you leave curlers on overnight??? I’ve never used them before.