(Closed) Asian Hair-Hair won't Hold Curls, Hairstyle Suggestions

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@lovelylight99:  Asian bride here too with a darned tough time keeping curls in as well. For my friend’s wedding, her hairstylist pinned my curls up on top of my head right after she curled it and hairsprayed it. Once she pinned all the curls up, she gave another dose of hairspray. It was pinned for a few more hours then she let them out about 30 minutes before the ceremony and they stayed curled the whole night. That’s NEVER happened to me before! I was so incredibly surprised and thrilled.

I haven’t decided on a hairstyle for the wedding yet but considering half up half down, curled. I’m planning on talking to my wedding hairstylist to see her opinion as she works with a lot of Asian brides. 

Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know if this will help or not, but I’m half Asian (got the Asian hair tho!) and my hair wont hold curl for anything expect curling wands, and using my flat iron to curl it. If i use anything else to curl, my hair is completely straight within 10 minutes. Also, Hot Set spray by Redken seemed to help if you haven’t tried that.

 

Good Luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

asian bride and hair here!

my hair does not hold curls well either and to expect it to hold for 10+ hours the day of is just too much to ask for my hair and stylist lols..

so i am planning to do a sideponytailw ith perhaps extensions to look like this:

 

 

 

If extensions are too pricey and my hair is not long enough to recreate the volume then i will just do an updo and not worry about curls holding up and stuff:

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m an asian bride, but I’m clueless, so I’m tagging this for suggestions.  Great thread btw!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 3/4 Asian (1/2 Chinese in there), and though I’ve never experimented with curlers, my hair holds curl perfectly with a curling or flat iron. When I do it myself I do it with two day old in-shampooed hair. The grease helps for sure! the curls hold and I use zero hair products. 

Weird you ladies should all say the same thing… My hairstylist always says she is jealous of asian hair because it holds well o_0

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

no more hair inspirationsss?? :((((((

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

More of a semi-permanent option rather than a day-of one, but I have been getting digital perms once every 6 months for the past 3 years and I LOVE it.  Basically no upkeep necessary, stays curly until your hair grows out/gets cut, and I love how my hair looks every day.  For our wedding I plan to wear my hair down with just a bit of spray.  This is what my hair looked like for our engagement pictures:

I like my curls rather tight, but if you google images you can also get some really lovely big waves done.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Have you Asian ladies tried working with an Asian hair stylist? It’s been my experience that white people just don’t understand Asian hair. πŸ˜‰

Like @elysion I also get digital perms and they work just fine. If you do go this route I suggest you get the perm a month or so before the actual ceremony, to let it settle in and lose the perm smell.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m Asian and have super thick hair that holds curls pretty well.. Granted, my hairstylist is amazing and used 78 bobby pins and a whole can of hair spray to fix it.. lol!  For the record, she’s not Asian either (was delightfully surprised)

Here was my journey..

My romantical Hair Trial! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@lovelylight99:  Thank you!!

Here is the wiki article on Digital Perms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_perm

Main points are that your hair is heated to a certain temperature to get the perm (as opposed to cold perm? I’ve never had a “normal” perm) and it works really well for Asian hair.  In fact, you probably won’t find a place that does it and has the machine specifically for it unless you look at Asian salons!  There is lots more info on the internet, google for more pics and info πŸ™‚  I also used Yelp to find a salon in my area (altho I have to drive 1.5 hours to get it done…).  Good luck!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lovelylight99:  Good luck! Here is a pic of my perm – it was more wavy than curly (and shorter hair than elysion):

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