Post # 1
My wedding is coming up in less than 2 weeks! I have had 2 seperate hair trials and I can NOT get my hair to stay. No matter what special shampoos, conditioners, sprays, mouses, or hairsprays I use, It does not hold a curl. I have tried all kinds or curling irons, rollers, and even the straightening iron curls. It falls within an hour or 2. I am very simple and don’t care for up do’s unless they are loose and simple and really just wanted my hair down and curled. Does ANYONE have ANY advice for what to do with it or how to make something stay??
I will attach some pictures of my everyday straight hair and then the SMALL amount of curl that did stay for my brother’s wedding recently.
Post # 3
@FutureMrsWells: Have you thought about maybe adding some clip in extensions. Maybe the extra volume and different hair will help to hold the curl? Just a thought.
If you don’t want the length you could get the same length as your hair….they come in all different lengths
Post # 4
@FutureMrsWells: It may not be what you want but I would go with an updo if you hair is the type to fall out. There are LOTS of updos and hopefully one could fit your style 🙂
Post # 5
Mine is the same way. My curls lasted long enough for the ceremony by the time we got to the reception it started to come out. It still was kind of curly. I wish she had used an entire bottle of hair spray on my hair LOL
Post # 6
I have pretty fine hair, but alot of it — GHD Creation Spray (as in the same brand as the hair straigtener) is the bomb with setting curls!
Spray it on BEFORE you curl, and those babies will stay in basically until you wash your hair!
I get mine at my local salon but you can get it off ebay also.
Post # 7
Definitely go for the clip-in extensions! You can get ones that look super natural and just like your hair, but curly!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation
GAH! I know it’s just two days till wedding time, so I hope you see this
@FutureMrsWells: Hair is held in its shape by very weak bonds that are easily broken by heat or water (which is why a rainy day can ruin your hair, causing it to fall flat or frizz up). Since your hair is naturally straight, it needs more than just the heat of an iron to help it along. Wash your hair, squeeze till damp but not dripping–no water should come out when you squeeze. Separate it into a quad by parting down the middle and from ear to ear. Put a generous dollop of mousse through each section and wrap it into a ballerina bun. For volume, place the buns as high as you can. Blow dry or sleep on them (your body heat will help cook them, but the drying in that style will help you hold a shape). When you let your hair down it will be wavy.
What you need for the next step:
- bobby pins or two prong clips like the old ladies use to hold rollers
- a curling iron
- light hairspray that won’t turn your hair crunchy or white–try Elnett
- possibly a helper to help you with the pinning or spraying if you have trouble with dexterity behund your head; otherwise, useing two mirrors might be helpful
From this wavy point, set it with a curling iron into curls slightly tighter than you want for the day, as they will fall. If you have a specific part, then part off your hair as usual and begin curling your hair. After you do EACH curl, wrap it around itself into a pin curl (if you don’t know how, check out this very basic tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNb4obBzKWU) and let it set/cool off, spraying lightly as you go. You might need someone to help you with this part. I did it myself for my wedding day, but I’m a hair dresser. To keep the part, part the section you want to curl parallell (running vertically along the same line) to your part and then wrap the section around the iron. If you take the front and section/curl it horizontally across from the part (forming square partings or T shaped ones) your hair will stand straight up and give you a lot of drama but also might look a little poodle-ish, so if you just want some curl and movement, section vertically following the same line of your part.
When you finish the entire head, spray that sucker! Then start taking the pins out, beginning with the curls you did first so that the newer ones have time to cool and “cure” into their shape. When you take them out, you should have curls that will last you! If they’re too curly, don’t worry. So long as you didn’t over spray, you can run your hands through or use a paddle brush to loosen them up a little.