(Closed) straight straight STRAIGHT hair- what can I do for my wedding day up do?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have the same problems with my hair, but whenever I have my hair professionally done, they find a way to keep it curled.  If it’s a destination wedding and you’re doing your own hair, I’d say talk to your stylist about it and get some tips.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I have poker straight hair, and I totally relate to the problem.  I like getting updos for random fun reasons, and have had the chance to get my hair done up in a wide variety of styles.  From my experience, you can have just about anything done with the idea that you need a really great hairspray!  I recommend Vavoom freezing spray.  Get a good stylist to work with your hair and try wearing a couple updos.  Since it’s a beach wedding, I’d get them to try a up do that uses twists in your hair… that spike up and can be curled, but the spikes still look cute straight too!  You can use flowers or gems to make the updo be more bridal! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Oh I would love to have your problem! My hair is curly and goes frizzy at the slightest hint of anything out of the ordainary!

What about some of these for inspiration?

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sorry if this picture is huge!! I also have strait hair…here is a picture I found somewhere that had lots of styles that I like.  The top right one is my fave…a simple chignon with a little volume on top is what I am thinking.  But, my hair is strait but kind of thick, so it would work with that much volume:)

Good luck!

 

 

 

Post # 8
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Is your wedding a destination wedding?  If your wedding is local, it would be really helpful for you to have a hair trial in which you get your hairdresser’s opinion about what style will work best for you, and you can walk around outside in the humidity for a test run.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Have you ever tried curling your hair using a hair straightener/flat iron? I’d been trying my whole life to get my stick straight, extremely slippery hair to hold a curl. Nothing worked until I tried this. With just a little bit of mousse and hairspray I can get curls that do not budge. I can sleep on them and they’re still there the next morning. I actually have to wash them out if I want my hair straight again!

There are tons of tutorials on youtube. There is a bit of a learning curve (be careful not to burn yourself while you’re getting the hang of it!) but after one or two tries it’s pretty quick and easy. I think the straightener works so well, even better than a curling iron, because they get so much hotter. And unlike a curling iron where you have to hold your hair against the heat and risk burning your hair if you leave it too long, the straightener doesn’t stay in one place. You’re still gliding it over your hair.

Try it, maybe it will work for you too.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Here’s a good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP6Ksij5-vo

It shows you how to get the curls to go in different directions too and what works best on different parts of your head.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I have the same problem and as someone suggested earlier, I was thinking a braid would be nice. Adds a little something. People tell me they LOVE my hair. I wish I could chop it off.

Post # 12
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I also have extremely straight hair that will not hold a curl at all when I do my own hair. However, as others have said here, a professional hairstylist with his/her professional hair products could probably get your hair to stay in a curly ‘do for the day. I have short hair and got fingerwaves done for my wedding. I was very leery about getting this done because I was afraid that it would fall out halfway through the night, but the fingerwaves stayed all night long.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you want to do a curly updo an hair stylist can pin every curl into place with a bobby pin so it wont uncurl, but there are lots of lovely straight styles too.

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