Post # 1
Ok so here’s the deal. My wedding is in… 25 days! YIKES! I went for my hair trial and my hair is so so so straight it justkinda fell flat after being curled for about a half hr…not good! I told my hair dresser and she recommended getting long layers. Now, I’ve been growing my hair out fooooorever and it hits right at my upper abs and I have no layers whatsoever. I had super short hair before this so I dont have much experience with these so called “long layers”. I dont want layers to fall out when I pull my hair back, etc.
My other hairdresser that I go to for cutsand my maid of honor said don’t get layers before the wedding because you never change your hair the month of the wedding bc what if you dont like it?!
So Who is Right?! What do you bees recommend? Go get the layers or keep it the same length…please explan why. Thanks!
Post # 3
Long layers can be very subtle, they can do them as low as one inch from the bottom. With your hair being that long that would have to do dramatic layering to even come close to you having layers fall out when you pull it back.
I have shoulder length hair, and I have long layers that are about 2 inches from the bottom. It just gives my hair a bit more texture, volume and bounce (especially when I wear it curly).
However, if you can’t hold a curl I doubt adding long layers will help. Your hair sounds super long and super straight and thus it must be heavy and weighs down the curls. Could you alter your hairstyle to work with your hair instead of trying to make it curly? Because even if you did get the curls to stay with the layers, by the end of your wedding they will probably fall out anyway!
Post # 4
@NewYearsEve: It’s usually not a good idea to do anything major with your look before the wedding. However, long layers should not be a problem, particularly if your hair is waist length. With long layers, the shorter pieces typically start less than half way up from the perimeter of your hair. So, since your hair is ab or waist length, they long layers shouldn’t be shorter than your shoulder blades. You should still be able to get it up just fine into an updo.
Post # 5
If you prefer to keep it one length, I’d say keep it one length, but use falls, or something similar to get a bit more variation. Another thought, maybe, would be to use foam curlers, like, wash your hair, then tie it up in the curlers when it’s damp and let it dry as you sleep. My hair is thick and down to my butt, and this method helps to keep the curls longer.
Post # 6
I don’t know that long layers necessarily will help your hair to hold a curl longer than it does now, but they may, since they would would have the effect of lightening the weight of your hair. However, I would be very careful — very careful — to make certain that the stylist hears your point about your wanting to still be able to pull ALL of your hair back into a ponytail or updo when you want to that and that you don’t want side pieces falling down.
ETA: One additional thought: Perhaps you could experiment with having your hair curled with a straightening iron/flat iron or a Topstyler (I purchased mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond with a coupon, not via the Infomercial.) Both of those products seem to create more lasting curls than hot rollers do.
Post # 7
This might sound crazy but try spraying your hair with salt water before drying it. I don’t know what type of hair you have but I use salt water to do beachy waves and it holds better. My hair tends to fall flat too. The salt water adds texture to it and makes it not fall flat. you don’t need to use much otherwise it can feel dry. It’s worth a shot with your day closing in fast. Plus it’s free as long as you have salt, water and a spray bottle. Sea salt works best but I’ve used normal salt too. Do about a table spoon into warm water and shake it up.
Post # 9
Personally, I would try a different hairstylist…I have very thick straight hair that hates to hold a curl, most people are never able to get it to happen. But I’ve had some good stylists in the past who were able to get the curl to hold for me without adding anything to my hair.
Post # 10
@FMM: Thanks for the advice. I really wanted the whole half up half down look with curls. I don’t really think wearign it straight like always looks formal enough.
@greenidlady: My MOH did NOT like the idea of me getting layers because it was so close to the wedding, but Im thinking youre right bc its not that dramatic of a change.
@Chaoslight: Foam curlers are the ONLY curlers that wodl curl my hair when I was younger, but I dont have them anymore and dont know where you buy them anymore! Whre do u get yours?
@KJA00: Salt water, you say?! Hmm…Ill give it a shot today!
@Wonderstruck: Ugh, that’s sorta what I was being in denial about. I already paid for my trial with this lady and I dont want to have to shell out another 75 for another trail with someone else, but i think you might be right! I had my hair done for my bridal shower and that lady got my hair to hold a curl waaaay longer…pretty much through the night now tht i think about it. The hair dresser I went with is through a company that is doing my hair and makeup, do you think I could ask to just switch hair dressers? and if they let me, do you think I have to get a tria before the wedding?
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@Chaoslight: Ive been looking for them foooorever! Thanks! 🙂 PS: Love your profile pic. I was Harley Quinn for Halloween this yr!
Post # 13
I too have heard the salt water spray method works!
Post # 14
You can find foam curlers at Target.
I, too, have long, super-straight hair that doesn’t take curl easily, and I used to have it all one length. A couple of years ago I tried a cut with long layers, and I love the difference it makes. My hair has more shape now, and I’ve never had a problem with pieces falling out when I pull it back, etc. It’s a very subtle change if your hair is that long, but it does a lot for it.
For our wedding, I used foam rollers and a bunch of hairspray. I aimed for really tight curls, knowing that they would relax over the course of the day. We did pictures in the morning, an 11:30 am ceremony, and an evening reception. Here are pics from the morning:
And from later in the day:
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@NewYearsEve: Welcome! And thank ya, much! I adore Harley.
Post # 16
Long layers are NOT a dramatic change, and will make a HUGE difference in your hair. The only way the shorter pieces will fall out is if they’re SUPER short (like, above your shoulders).
Did she clip the curls after she curled your hair? Spray anything in it first?