Post # 1
I’m hoping to do my own hair for my wedding. It’s long and I want it to be down & wavy with some volume. (Think newset pink The Knot cover only a little more polished) A teensy bit retro but not too awful much.
Anyway it’s not the best at holding a curl/wave and I’m not the best at fixing my hair. But after a horrible prom hair fiasco I’m really afraid to let somebody else do it on such an important day and so I’ve just decided to do it myself.
Anyone have any advice? Product suggestions? Handy tips?
Post # 3
I am doing my hair like this:
But then again, I have curly hair.
If you want to experiment with Curls, try Redken’s product called Ringlet. It is the best out there!!!!
Post # 4
I think if you are, of your own admission, not very good at doing your own hair, and you have hair that doesn’t hold a curl well, then your best bet is to find a professional. I know I have the same exact problem actually – I’m useless doing anything with my own hair but blowdrying it and throwing it in a ponytail. And my hair is thick and poker straight – if I try to curl it, it will fall out within half an hour and look very deflated. I would never in a million years try to curl it myself on my wedding day – I think it would look deflated by the time the ceremony started.
The problem is not that professionals don’t know what they’re doing – you are just gun shy about the prom fiasco, but the real problem is just that you had the WRONG person at the time. There will be someone better out there. Get a hair trial ahead of time so you know what your hairstylist can do and find the right person. Take photos of their trials, and bring the photos you like with you on your wedding day. Use someone who gets good reviews – see if there is a place in your town that does just updos and blow-outs, or go to a higher end salon if you can afford it.
Post # 5
well maybe i should have worder that better 🙂
i’m not terrible at doing my hair, i’ve just haven’t tried to do that style yet… so i dont really know what’s involved.
my hair does have a slight wave to it, so im thinking with the right products (and some advice) i may have pretty good luck with it. also i havent booked anyone (my wedding is in another state and i have no idea who i would go to) and since my wedding is november 10 and i’ll be getting into town oct 30th i doubt i have time to schedule anything.
sorry for the confusion 🙂
Post # 6
I did my own hair for my wedding. My bridesmaids helped. I wore a headband with a lot of backcoming (i.e. ratting!) at the crown, pinned back into a sort of bun. It was soft and very romantic-looking. I’ve had so many bad experiences with professional hairdos in my lifetime, I felt it was 100% the right decision for me. On a daily basis, I blow dry my hair and that’s about it. So curling and backcombing and the like was pretty new to me on the day of. I did practice the hair style about 1 week in advance. At the time I had shoulder length hair (straight). Basically, I used a ton of cheap extra hold hairspray before I curled all over with a 3/4 inch curling iron. I then sprayed a ton more hairspray, put on my headband, and my bridesmaids backcombed the rest of my hair and pinned it back into a bun. I might add that I didn’t wash my hair on the day of and used baby powder to absorb any excess oil (my hair get really oily after even on day of not washing) and to add texture.
I think it’s totally doable on your own. I would definitely practice beforehand. Good luck!
Post # 7
thanks robynh! you give me such hope 🙂
i’ve got a volume root spray that i think i’ll dig out and give a try. back combing (thats the pc way to say teasing right 😉 ) is such a good idea! thanks much 🙂