Post # 1
I am new to this website, but it seems like many people have great ideas and tips to share. I am hoping someone has an answer for me ^^
My fiance and I are getting married in December, simple enough… but here is the kicker, we will be on Antarctica. We are taking a vessel down to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Continent (it will be our 7th continent to visit^^) and we decided to have the captain marry us there. He agreed to it and now we are scrambling to get rings, white coats, etc.. together to take with us. My dilemma is that I have no idea how to do my hair. I purchased a vintage cage veil with a side “fascinator” that resembles two open flowers. My hair is long and layered and side-parted (right side of head). Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do with it? I will not have access to curlers, curling irons or any of those conveniences. I will have a hair dryer, I suppose that is a start! I am not very coordinated with hair so something simple would be great.
Thanks in advance,
The penguin bride
Post # 3
Hair dryer but no curler? Is this because the hair dryer is provided by the ship? I would recommend looking into headbands, there are beautiful bridal headbands especially on etsy. Also, you can add curls to your hair by wet curling them the night before in rollers and letting them dry that way- adding some hairspray or product while they set and then letting them out in the morning- and you can easily experiement with this before the big day. I love to curl my hair when it’s wet in this way instead of heat damaging it- super simple. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
a way to achieve curls with out heat or rollers is the sock bun trick. there are tutorials on youtube you can check out. i’ve never tried it because my hair isn’t long enough, but my cousin does it and it looks really pretty! a loose side bun or ponytail would be pretty and really simple to do 🙂
Post # 5
I second the sock bun. I’ve seen beeauuutiful curls come from it. I tried it once, to see what it would do to my naturally super curly hair…not so good. I looked super crazy. But if your hair is naturally straight or wavy, I think it’d be a great option!!! Sock curls, side part and a pretty bridal head band…wah-la!
Post # 6
Thank you so much! Wow, so prompt! I will look at the “sock bun” suggestion on youtube, I need videos ^^ Yes, the ship provides the hair dryer, I will use it so my hair does not literally freeze in the outside air when it is wet. My hair is fairly straight with a little wave. I will get on this. Thank you ladies so much! Congratulations on your “big days”!
Post # 7
I third (or fourth) the sock bun and just pull some of it back with bobby pins to create a little volume. You can put the fascinator on the side.
I did the same thing and wore a fascinator for my reception. Here is a photo:
Post # 8
I agree with the sockbun idea. Also, I just have to say, you have literally one of the coolest weddings I could imagine! I want to go to all 7 continents, as of now have been to 4, but to get married on Antarctica…WOW!
Post # 9
@frisone82: If you wnat curls and need to save space you could rag roll the night before, as they wont take up much space. I agree it sounds beautiful. Best of luck.
Post # 10
Thank you so much!! I tried the sock bun and it took a few times to get it right, but the results were amazing. All this time, I have been using awful hot rollers that burn my head and uncomfortable to wear. This is great! I even had a sock with no mate that snuck into my luggage, how convenient!
Post # 11
@Treejewel19: Amazing hair from a sock! I hope I look half as beautiful as you 🙂 Congratulations ^^
Post # 12
Hmm, if you dont want your hair up, you can always do pin curls with your hair dryer for a little defintiion or do a bunch of french braids overnight to lock in some wave.