(Closed) Have any of you straight haired bees pulled off curls sucessfully?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1231 posts
Bumble bee

i love carrie underwoods hair! unfortunately my hair has a mind of its own and doesn’t like change so it always goes back to being straight.

Post # 4
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did – but my hair is shorter than yours and it was a LOT of work (and hairspray).

If your hair is fine in addition to being straight it may be difficult for it to hold perfect ringlets for an extended period, but thick hair can generally be coaxed into cooperating with lots of aerosols.

Post # 5
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

yes… freeze it is the best hairspray btw.. its in a gold bottle used to use it in pageants and cheerleading when I was younger.. It works wonders I have long thick hair and it always holds it in place.

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here is my hair in the morning, and then at the end of the night.  The curls fell a bit, but I still liked them.

Post # 9
4861 posts
Honey bee

Yes! Not like that unfortunately, but I’ll give you some pictures because I love posting pictures of myself ๐Ÿ™‚ lol.

The first is my hair naturally. And me being an absolute dork! haha

The second would be at my sister’s wedding where my hair stayed in these curls ALL DAY!! Well like 11am-1am.

Bad picture…I couldn’t find any close-ups of my hair. But my sister’s is stick-straight too (I’m in blue, she’s in white). What we did was use those huge curlers, the steam ones+TONS of hairspray+left them in for like an hour!. It did work!

Post # 10
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have extremely thick hair and even with product and a lot of heat, my curls fall within an hour or so. 


The length of your hair isn’t the issue…it’s the texture.  If you have fine hair, it will probably hold curl if it has some support from some product.  If you have thick hair, the curls will probably fall eventually.  ๐Ÿ™

Post # 11
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my hair is long, straight, and thick. I just bought a cheapie hot roller set from target, so I’m hoping to play around with it in the next week or so and figure out if it will stay. If not, I’m taking that sucker back!

I curled my hair last week for my honor society inductions, and within 15 minutes it was just a stiff, slightly wavy mess. I was so pissed. That’s why I went and bought the roller set the next day. Will def. have to check out freeze it though! I’ll let y’alll know if the rollers work.

Post # 12
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thanks Willow. Are you going to have a hairdresser do your hair? 

Maybe book 2 hair trials for early in the day, and wear them all day and see how it goes.  This is how my hair stylist made some decisions.  She did one half of my hair with a curling iron and the other half with the straightening iron.  For the hair trial she put ZERO hairspray in my hair to see how much it ‘needed’. 

I was a bit nervous about the hair because after the hair trial with zero hairspray I wasn’t sure how much to trust the hairspray she did put in. I would have felt better having a 2nd hair trial. Luckily it turned out okay.

Post # 13
11289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@WillowH: I had that second pic as one of my inspiration pics

This is me last August


This was me after my hair trial a couple of weeks ago, he did the curls just through blow-drying and they lasted days.

Post # 14
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No, my hair is baby fine, straight hair that, like @MissCallieJean:, doesn’t like change.

Post # 15
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ummmm… my hair is straight but it has been curling on it’s own for the past several years.

It all depends on if you hair will TAKE a curl.  If it does, you’ll be fine.  If not, depending on what you use, it might last all night or a couple days…. or it might fall out in minutes to hours.

Here’s what I mean:

Prior to my son being born, my hair died if it got past shoulder length and WOULD NOT CURL. Even perms from high-end salons couldn’t get it to take a perm.  I would have my mom put in the “hard to curl home perms” and it would last… a few days at best.

My son was born and BAM! my hair CURLS.  (then again, I do admit that my Fiance makes my toes curl, so it makes sense my hair curls, too, lol).  I can now use a curling iron and my hair will curl prettily.  Heck, I just BRAID my hair, and my hair turns into pretty waves/ringlets/curls!  (It’s also started waving/curling on it’s own! weee!)


Try a curling iron or hot curlers/steam curlers.  IF it curls and doesn’t fall straight in seconds/minutes WITHOUT hair spray, you’ll be fine.  Otherwise… tell your hairdresser you have hard to curl hair and they should be able to work magic with super-strength hairspray and pins. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have super straight really long thick hair and my hairdresser did an amazing job with my curls.  They stayed in the entire day and even into the next one!  Here is a side picture from the morning I will try and find one from later on to show that they did not fall out to much.  She did recommend that I put my hair in 4 braids and sleep on it to get the curl started.

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