Post # 1
I have had two hair trials so far and haven’t liked what either stylist did. I have very long thick hair that has natural curl. I straighten it with a flat iron but it stays pretty wavy, which I like. I want more of a glamorous, soft wavy look with jewelled combs. Basically, I want it to look like my hair, but better. I bring pics, tell the stylist all this, but I still end up with Shirley Temple ringlets. They tell me they have to use a curling iron and the curls will loosen throughout the day, but my hair holds the curl like crazy! Anyone have very long hair that they wanted wavy, not curly? Did your stylist use a culing iron or something else? I have another trial on Friday, any advice?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception
Maybe you can ask for them to give you a blow out, and then just use steam rollers in the end? If your hair holds curls well (which is rare) then maybe ask them to not use too much product or hairspray.
Post # 4
Honestly, I would trial and error the curls yourself at home. Try the steam rollers like "caramel" suggested. I would also try a big curl iron as well (1.5-2" iron). My hair is similar to yours – I have thin hair, but TONS OF IT, and it can look like a lions main if not tamed correctly! I asked my stylist what to do to get the wave out. She suggested a nice curling balm that gets frizz out, (Aveda works well) and then to blow dry the hair with a brush (so it’ no wild). Then She showed me how to use the big curl iron, and it came out great! The curls were not tight, and they held all day. They fall some, so it was a LITTLE tighter initially, but they were the pretty, loose curls… not little tight ones. She also suggested putting in wet rollers at night after washing my hair and letting it dry while I sleep. Or doing that in the morning and blow drying them (though she warned this takes a while!). Hope that helps – good luck. If you can figure out how the curls work, you can either do it yourself, or tell the salons how.
Post # 5
Use a ceramic flatiron to curl or style your hair (some stylists know how to do this, some don’t) – it HOLDS exactly how you style it… just like when you flatiron it flat.