Post # 1
I went for my hair trial today, to the tune of $100. This is a salon I’ve been going to for a while.
My curls lasted a total of 2 hours, my bangs have fallen and are in my eyes, and basically it has not lasted at all.
I can’t even blame the salon really, because I went to a different one for my hair for my shower, and that lasted about 30 mins.
My hair is VERY long and very thick. But right now is looks thin, ratty and limp.
Is there some kind of magic trick for getting your hair to take a curl and last?
Post # 3
Hmm they usually don’t do a full blown hair appointment for a run through or trial. Typically they just want to get it to the point where it looks good for you, and then the day of they spray the crap out of it to make it stay. I have thick, wavy hair and for my trial runthrough it didn’t stay for more than 30 mins. Day of, it lasted all night because she bobby-pinned the hell out of it and sprayed it down.
Post # 4
Bobby pins! I have naturally curly hair, but it’ll only stay how it should when it’s hairsprayed six ways to Sunday and pinned everywhere.
Post # 5
hair spray!!!! but in all seriousness if you want curls to last hrs and hrs its sorta unlikely they will stay completely curled and “perky” – curls drop over time so maybe can a bridesmaid take a GHD or something and u cna quickly nip off to the bathroom in the reception and do a few more curls?
Post # 6
Have you ever tried curls using a hair straightener? When I use a traditional curling iron, I have to use tons of hair spray for it to last all day. But when i do it with a hair straightener, they last all day and into the next without hairspray.
If you try that and it still doesn’t work, try buying Big Sexy Hairspray. It’s a great brand. But first try the hair straightener curls! Let me know how it works (you should probably have a salon show you how to do them)
Post # 7
@erclay: +1 – hair straightners are amazing
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
I wish I could remember what it was… but when I had my hair curled in Dec at a salon, they used a leave-in that kept the curls. I have straight hair that doesn’t hold a curl and I was still curly the next day. It was amazing and now I know it’s possible. I will look into it and if I find it, I will let you know!
Post # 9
@HappySky7: The only way for my curls to stay is to curl it with a straightener. My hair will stay for days then. I also have long thick hair. Oh and I never ever use hairspray. If I do it weighs down my hair and the curls fall. Here is some pictures of my curls. It was also 20mph winds the day we took these pictures and they still stayed. The only thing I would say is that because of the wind my curls ended up clinging together and becoming wringlettes.